During this month-long celebration of love, Le Monastère des Augustines invites you to be extra good to yourself. Here are 4 ways of taking care of yourself and cultivating your well-being this February.
Every month, Le Monastère’s Museum Reserve and Archives Centre teams select an object from the Augustinian community’s rich tangible heritage. Featured this month: a lithography which shows Quebec Winter Carnival festivalgoers in the late 19th century.
Have you ever heard of intuitive eating? This beneficial approach, which encourages you to respect your individual needs, offers several advantages for your health. In this post, Karine Gravel, nutritionist and doctor of nutrition introduces intuitive eating and its 10 basic principles, formulated by dietitians Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch.
It goes without saying that “conscious eating”, also called “mindful eating”, is an increasingly popular term in the world of food. Nutritionists and dieticians use the word, which generally refers to having greater individual responsibility for your overall health. It is not just about eating well, but about establishing a healthy relationship with the food we consume. This philosophy has become so well-received that it is sometimes touted as the “new solution” to weight loss. While weight loss may be a direct consequence, the principle of conscious eating cannot be reduced to this single benefit. We invite you to explore the broader meaning of conscious eating by providing you some ways to gradually integrate it into your life.
Peace. This term symbolizes a state of well-being coveted by many people. This can be achieved and maintained by several constant efforts in various forms (meditation, work-life balance, harmonious relationships between couples or friends, etc.).
Every month, an object from the heritage bequest by the Augustinian community is selected by the museum storage facility and archives center teams. Featured this month: a travel letter.
Did you know that in the beginning, the sisters of the Hôpital général de Québec monastery were totally dependent on the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec community? The Hôpital général only became a distinct and independent entity in May 1701, eight years after the arrival of the Augustinians. Archivist Audrey Julien retraces the story behind the separation.
Do you have trouble coping with your emotions, or do you simply wish to work on achieving inner peace? Letting go, a concept that often seems abstract, may help. In fact, it is one of the paths that leads to inner peace, an essential part of a well-balanced existence.
Le Monastère offers playful and entertaining family yoga workshops, where parents and grandparents are encouraged to discover the benefits of yoga with their children and grandchildren, through improvisation and imagination. These family-related workshops are conducted under the direction of yoga teacher Marie-Claude Paradis. She explains the purpose of the family and its benefits for children and families.
The Prendre soin challenge is back and aims to raise money for the Monastère des Augustines respite service program for care givers. All the raised funds will help us offer them respite stays in our peaceful building.