Visualization to create your best self

Do you sometimes feel like your daily life is busy and that you have to deal with complex situations while juggling with a flood of information that saturates your mental hard drive? If this is the case, perhaps you have difficulty finding clarity within yourself, discovering who you are becoming when going through life’s tribulations, and making decisions that are aligned with your core being. To help you come back to yourself, Manon Lavoie invites you on an introspective journey that consists of exploring the cycle of your inner seasons.

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Conscious Eating

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.

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Letting Go to Achieve Inner Peace

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.

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A lottery as a source of financing

In July 2019, Le Monastère des Augustines launched its first Loto-répits (Respite Lottery) to raise funds for its respite care program benefitting caregivers. The prize for this first edition? 15 nights in an authentic room at Le Monastère—a $3,175 value! Profits will help provide caregivers with stays and renewal activities tailored to their needs. Turning to a lottery as a funding activity may seem surprising, but it’s a relatively old practice. The Augustinian Sisters have used it in the past, notably in 1871 to support the foundation of the Hôtel-Dieu du Sacré-Coeur in Québec. A more recent example is linked to Maison Catherine de Longpré, a private hospice co-founded by the Saint-Georges Augustinian Sisters. Here’s a look at the history of the organization, and how lotteries pertain to its foundation and running.

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