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Finances Spirit
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Addictions
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – Locate your local chapter and meeting place.
The Canadian Sleep Society – Provides information on sleep disorders and facilities across Canada. Great brochures that can be downloaded free.
Health Canada – Go Smokefree – Offers statistics and a motivating e-mail service for those who want to reduce use of tobacco. Health Canada (866) 318-1116.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
The Realistic Success Recovery Society – Real Recovery for Men

Arts
Arts and Healing Network – Resource for anyone interested in the healing potential of art.
Music for the Love of It – Guide to music workshops around the world, along with links to other sites, publications and more.

Body Image
Changing Faces – Changing Faces is determined to enable people who have disfigurements to develop high self-esteem and self-confidence. They want to change the way we all see disfigurement.
About Face Organization committed to people affected by facial differences.
Skin Care LeiLani specializes in Paramedical Makeup and Scar-Reduction Tattooing. No cost treatments available to any burn survivor (excepting needles required) that include skin needling, scar-repigmentation, scar relaxation tattooing and camouflage makeup techniques. LeiLani may be reached at the Cosmedic Corner 778-896-4891.

Burn Sites
American Burn Association – Focused on study, research and prevention of burns.
BCPFF Burn Fund – Site of Adult Burn Survivor Program, The Future Is Mine sponsored by the British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund.
BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn, Plastic Surgery & Trauma Unit at Vancouver General Hospital – A site of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. The goal is to help patients and communities understand the journey from wounds to wellness through educational and emotional support.
The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – An international, American based non-profit organization that provides support to anyone affected by a burn injury through peer support, education, collaboration and advocacy.

Complimentary/Alternative Therapies
On Wellness – Good reference site covering many topics. Many valuable links. Created by healthcare and health promotion professionals.

Exercise/Fitness
Public Health Agency of Canada – Physicial Activity Guide – Visit the website or call 1-888-334-9769 for a free copy of Canada’s Physical Activity Guide Handbook. Excellent guide for healthy active living.

Families
Family Caregivers Network Society – List of caregiver support networks in BC.
Government of BC – Home & Community Care – Information on home and community care services.

Finances
CRA – Community Volunteer Income Tax Program – Help for low-income Canadians to complete their tax returns for free. 1-800-959-8281.
CRA – People with disabilities – Information on tax credits for medical expenses or disability. 1-800-959-8281. Ask for a copy of booklet “Information Concerning People With Disabilities.”

Meditation/Yoga/Sleep
Brahma Kumaris – Go directly to Meditation to find some great 3–minute meditations for relaxation and reflection which are worth experiencing.
National Sleep Foundation – Sleep information and healthy sleep tips.
Optimal Breathing – Articles and instructions.
relax7.com – A great site to help with relaxation and meditation with guidelines for a personal relax journal.
Yoga Journal – Source for yoga and inspiration, covering lifestyle, meditation, poses and life issues.
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Mental Health
Mental Help Net – American site promotes mental health and wellness education.
Crisis Centre – British Columbia Crisis Centre provides free and confidential support and an on-line chat line for youth. 24-Hour Distress Line 1-800-784-2433.
ODIN Books – 1110 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6H 1G5 info@odinbooks.com Tel: 604-739-8804 or Toll Free 1-800-223-6346

Newsletters
Mayo Clinic – A very informative site that supports healthy living, great support tools and a great free weekly e-newsletter.

Nutrition
The Vegetarian Resource Group – Free e-newsletter, recipes and articles.
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network – Tips, recipe of the month.
All Recipes – Thousands of recipes, plus newsletter, nutrition planners and an on-line recipe box.
Eating Well – Recipes and articles for healthy eating and living, free e-newsletter.
The Dieticians of Canada – Great advice and resource nutrition expertise for a dietician in your area.
MealCall – Contact listings for Meals-On-Wheels throughout Canada.
Nutrition for Optimal Health – How to Eat for Optimal Health, Energy & Metabolism

Personal Organization
Get Organized Now – Monthly organizing checklists and articles disclosing professional organizing secrets.
Real Simple – Better living with less hassle in all areas of your life.

Professional Wellness Links
BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn, Plastic Surgery & Trauma Unit at Vancouver General Hospital – A site of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. The goal is to help patients and communities understand the journey from wounds to wellness through educational and emotional support.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine – “searchable” clinical trials.
HealthWorld On-line – Comprehensive information and wellness test.

Self Help/Self Esteem
Self Esteem Games – Try these confidence-boosting computer games as designed by McGill University Psychology Department – fun and positive!

Spirit
Retreats Online – Guide to healing, nature and women’s retreats worldwide.
Spirituality & Health – Reports on people, practices, ideas and guidance on spiritual practices, self-test and resources for those on spiritual journeys.

Victim Services
Victim Services – Visit the website or call 1-800-563-0808.

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