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Second chances

Who doesn’t like getting a second chance?

December 5 is the last Wellness Seminar of the Fall Series.

Sadly I had to put the boats away for the cold months. Sigh!

The weather was not cooperating on November 21 so I held on to the talk scheduled for then and will be presenting “Let’s Talk about Addictions” on December 5, 7-9 pm.

Reserve some time in your agenda to join us at the Almonte Branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library to learn some useful information about addictions and how to support those you love who might be struggling during the holiday season.

New to the Wellness Seminars? Find out more at EvenKeelHealth.ca

I look forward to seeing you. RSVP are appreciated.

Nathalie

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Happy Nurse Practitioner Week!

I want to take a moment to celebrate my Nurse Practitioner colleagues. This week is National NP week. A good time to take a breath and recognize the valuable contributions of these amazing healthcare providers.

Some people say Nurse Practitioners are “fairly new.” Really!? How long do you have to be around to no longer be fairly new? I guess everything is relative. Still, did you know that we’ve had nurse practitioners providing care in Canada for nearly 50 years? At first, we saw most of them working in remote and rural areas but now we’re in acute care hospitals, family health teams, community health centres, Physicians’ offices, NP-Led clinics, private practice and many other places where health care is needed.

My post graduate nursing education has prepared me to expand my scope of practice and allowed me to really grow as a nurse. I love that as an NP we can diagnose illnesses, order & interpret diagnostic tests, refer to other health care professionals and specialists, provide counselling and education, provide treatment, prescribe all medications and manage chronic diseases.

I, personally, feel most passionate about helping people recover from mental health and addiction problems. I feel strongly about integrating my patients’ mental health and or addiction problems within their overall health care plan. My mission : to get you back on an even keel.

Please join me in celebrating the Nurse Practitioners in your life.

Learn more about the 3,700 Nurse Practitioners in Ontario at NPAO.org

Learn more about Nathalie Héloïse Graveline, Nurse Practitioner at EvenKeelHealth.ca

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It doesn’t have to be this hard!

Those who know me well, know that I’m not really good at asking for help. I’m working on it. The journey to get to this success has been a difficult one. I will not bore you with the details but suffice it to say that when I first set out to start building my nurse practitioner private practice, I reached out to several people to help me with web design and after several very disappointing attempts I decided to create, on my own, the original version of evenkeelhealth.ca. It was ok. I learned a lot in the process but it didn’t have to be this hard.

I live by a few mantras. One which I learned when I was in the sea cadets is  “Lead By Example.” When I’m talking myself into doing something hard, I think to myself: what would I want my patients to do? Be brave, ask for help, and if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. 

Asking for help isn’t easy but struggling alone isn’t either. Reach out! Do it once, do it twice, do it as many times as it takes to find your match. If you haven’t found the mental healthcare you need I encourage you to give me a try. Book a free introduction session and find out how I might be able to help you.

Nathalie

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Let’s Talk About Addictions – November 21 Seminar

Have you ever wondered if…

  • your alcohol consumption has more to do with coping with life than simply enjoying a nice beverage with friends?
  • the pain meds you’re still using are for more than physical pain?
  • someone you care about is struggling with substance use disorder?

It is easier to stop avoiding these worries once you know what to do.

Help yourself! Help others! Join us to learn how to tackle addiction problems.

The next in our Wellness Seminar Series will take place on Thursday, 21 November 2019, at the Almonte Branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library (155 High Street, Almonte, Ontario). We meet from 7 – 9pm.

RSVP with your host Nathalie Héloïse Graveline, Nurse Practitioner, by email at healher2@gmail.com or by phone or text at (613) 558-1967.

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health – November 7 Seminar

Have you ever gone to your health care provider’s office concerned about your mental health and found yourself walking out without having managed to get the words out?

Have you ever had a loved one hint that something wasn’t quite right and found yourself changing the subject? You just didn’t know what to say.

Those scenarios are very common.

Join us for the next in our Wellness Seminar Series on Thursday, 7 November 2019, at the Almonte Branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library (155 High Street, Almonte, Ontario). We meet from 7 – 9pm.

We will talk about the challenges we face when seeking help and how we might all do better talking about mental health.

RSVP with your host Nathalie Héloïse Graveline, Nurse Practitioner, by email at healher2@gmail.com or by phone or text at (613) 558-1967.

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Setting Limits – October 10 Seminar

Setting limits! Learn some tips and techniques to be more effective at setting limits with the disruptive people in your life.

This is our next topic on the agenda for our bi-weekly Wellness Seminar Series.

Join us Thursday, 10 October 2019, 7pm, at the Almonte Branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library (155 High Street, Almonte, Ontario).

RSVP with your host Nathalie Héloïse Graveline, Nurse Practitioner, by email at healher2@gmail.com or by phone or text at (613) 558-1967.

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Sleep: Wouldn’t it be nice! September 26 Seminar

Without sleep everything else feels worse. Learn what you can do to get more sleep, as well as better quality sleep.

This will be the second evening in the Wellness Seminar Series being offered this fall at the Mississippi Mills Public Library, Almonte Branch (155 High Street, Almonte). The bi-weekly seminars are being held on Thursday evenings, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The next topic, Sleep: Wouldn’t it be nice? will be presented on September 26, 2019.

The series is relevant to people of all ages who are aiming to reach optimum levels of physical and mental health. I am offering this series to engage members of my community in improving their own health knowledge and skills and becoming more able to help others around them. A strong, healthy community benefits everyone.

RSVP with your host Nathalie Héloïse Graveline, Nurse Practitioner, by email at healher2@gmail.com or by phone or text at (613) 558-1967.

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Changing Isn’t Easy – September 12 Seminar

Don’t wait until January to make resolutions about improving the state of your health!

Join us every second Thursday, 7pm – 9 pm, at the Almonte Branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library. Your host Nathalie Graveline, a nurse practitioner from Even Keel Health, will be offering a series of seminars on a wide range of topics relevant to those seeking knowledge and skills to improve their health.

Thursday, September 12 2019, we will begin with Changing Isn’t Easy! Improve your ability to reach the goals you set and also learn how to be a helpful ally to those trying to change.

Next, on September 26 Sleep: Wouldn’t it be nice? Without sleep everything else feels worse! Learn what you can do to get more, as well as better quality sleep. More topics will be covered throughout the fall.

RSVP with your host Nathalie Héloïse Graveline, Nurse Practitioner, by email at healher2@gmail.com or by phone or text at (613) 558-1967.