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Community Focused

A Community Building Website Focused on Supporting Initiatives that Inspire, Nurture & Encourage Community Development
Welcome
Our journey is unique for each of us.   We evolve through our life and have reached this moment; it is from here we approach the endless possibilities that makes up the future.  Spending time in...
Wellness Building Projects
Our Vision is greater individual and community mental health and resilience in Spryfield and area. We are group of community members and mental health practitioners from Spryfield and area that have been meeting regularly to...
Resources
Nova Scotia Health Authority – We’re here to help. There are thousands of mental health and addictions professionals who provide support, programs, and services to Nova Scotians across the province. You’re not alone. We’re here to help. Where...

Welcome

Our journey is unique for each of us.   We evolve through our life and have reached this moment; it is from here we approach the endless possibilities that makes up the future. 

Spending time in the forests where I grew up, horseback riding, fishing,  my favorite memories are of my friends and I exploring.   There is light and beauty, darkness and mystery, and a constant cycle of  joy and sorrow in nature.   It has mysteries that beg me to search for answers.

Our journey through life has the same qualities.  In every life there are bright beautiful times, dark places that scare us,  hope,  joy, grief, pain, this world leaves none of us untouched.   

For some the path is clear, for some the endlessness of choice makes it almost impossible to move.  Some have been injured, some have had all the support the world can offer.   We are alone in our uniqueness,  yet this loneliness unites us all. 

Our journeys have obstacles; but this is a beautiful place and the air has a magical quality.  Every choice we make on this path leads us in a different direction.  We learn to make our choices with love and wisdom, and create a vision to guide our experience.  

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Personal Responsibility
People in my community have experienced a lot of judgement. There is a common sentiment emerging in popular culture right now; the hardest thing about...
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Campfires – A Modern Spin on A Human Tradition
OH&WG along with Healthy Minds Around the Loop and our community partners are working to build healthy minds, bodies and increase resilience in our community....
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Perspective
My old neighbourhood When I was sixteen years old my mother informed me that she was taking me out of school to give me an...
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Barefoot Gift Cards
This is the story of  how we came up with the best local present you can give or receive this year.   Two years ago...
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Writing to meditate and heal
I read a beautiful book I once named "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron.  She introduced me to the practice of morning pages.  Writing three...
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Perspectives

Personal Responsibility
People in my community have experienced a lot of judgement. There is a common sentiment emerging in popular culture right now; the hardest thing about...
Read More "Personal Responsibility"
Campfires – A Modern Spin on A Human Tradition
OH&WG along with Healthy Minds Around the Loop and our community partners are working to build healthy minds, bodies and increase resilience in our community....
Read More "Campfires – A Modern Spin on A Human Tradition"
Perspective
My old neighbourhood When I was sixteen years old my mother informed me that she was taking me out of school to give me an...
Read More "Perspective"
Barefoot Gift Cards
This is the story of  how we came up with the best local present you can give or receive this year.   Two years ago...
Read More "Barefoot Gift Cards"
Writing to meditate and heal
I read a beautiful book I once named "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron.  She introduced me to the practice of morning pages.  Writing three...
Read More "Writing to meditate and heal"
Beautifully Broken Mind
We do not exist. In the scope of space time our human experience is so fast it does not register as an actual event. We...
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Suicide-Warning triggers. Enter with care
When suicide takes one of my brothers or sisters, I hear the world scream why.  Why did they not see how precious life is?  Why...
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Resources

Nova Scotia Health Authority – We’re here to help.

There are thousands of mental health and addictions professionals who provide support, programs, and services to Nova Scotians across the province. 
You’re not alone. We’re here to help.

Healthy Minds Cooperative is a charitable organization offering province-wide, peer-based mental health support to the public. We offer this through navigation, wellness workshops, and peer-led mental health support groups (including one just for men)! All of our services come at no-cost to the public, and are referral and waitlist-free. In accordance with the NS Health Protection Act Order, we are currently offering our services online, and are still here for you! Contact us, Monday – Friday (daytime hours). Visit our Events Calendar and follow us on: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for events and updates.

We want your voice. The Healthy Minds Around the Loop Association advocates and promotes access to mental health resources and resilience building in our community. Being community based allows us a platform to support initiatives that expand what mental health promotion is in Spryfield and the Loop. We are missing your voice. Health is created, diverse experience is at the core of who we strive to be…Being Together for Healthy Minds.

We have many opportunities to develop skills in our projects, social media and various board positions, which we will be voting on at our next Annual General Meeting in late summer early fall. If you are interested in community health and personal development please contact us.

Being Together for Healthy Minds

Spryfield Area*

Fairview Area*

*Information researched and provided by Healthy Minds Around the Loop.

Dark Places

We have all been here.  Some of us drop in briefly, there are others who linger here like shadows.   We journey here and back throughout our lives.  Ours stays, chaotic in their nature of time and comfort.  The darkness is endlessly terrifying, but there is a safety in the consistency …

Contact

For Information on Connecting with a Volunteer Yoga Instructor for your Organization email yoga@osberghealth.com
Kathleen Spearing
Chair of the Board of Directors
barefootfa@gmail.com
For opportunities email programs@osberghealth.com