Living Well Integrative Health Center

2176 Windsor Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (902) 406-1500

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On February 17th we will host a casual social event to celebrate health, community and art. Learn about novel programming, resources and opportunities for engagement in healthy living and collaborative working in Nova Scotia. 


Share your ideas on community and care …

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Dr Maria Patriquin receives PMH award from College of Family Physicians of Canada

"We are proud to call Dr Maria Patriquin, the founder of an innovative health centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) success story. Her creation, the Living Well Integrative Health Center, offers holistic care for individuals and families using a skilled multidisciplinary tea…

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Welcome Monica Rodriguez

Living Well IHC is so very pleased to welcome Monica Rodriguez amongst us. Monica has a Bachelors of Science and Applied Nutrition from Mount Saint Vincent University and completed a Masters degree at the prestigious Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston.  Mon…

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Living Well Welcomes Erin Montgomery, Counselling & Music Therapist

Erin Montgomery, MEd, MTA, FAMI, CCC, RCT-C is a Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate and Accredited Music Therapist. Erin specializes in working with those who have had difficult life experiences resulting in PTSD, complex trauma, depression and anxiety. More about Erin

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Unique Yoga Opportunity

Robin Stamm is hosting a unique yoga workshop to be given by Diane Long April 29-May 1 and May 6-8, 2016 in Halifax. "This approach to yoga demands a beginner’s mind, a childlike listening, an ability to trust in the wonder of being present with the body and breath. It is simple, as Vanda always said. We seem to forget how to be simple."

Vanda Scaravelli developed an approach to yoga which is radically different from most forms of yoga taught today. Initially studying with Iyengar and Desikachar, she worked on her practice for forty years before acceping a small number of students.

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The Science of Habits, Dr. Maria Patriquin

Author: Dr. Maria Patriquin, MD

For a printable pdf of Science of Habits, click here


Let’s talk about changing behaviours. We all have some habits we would like to b…

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Accepting enrollement for April/May Mindfulness and Stress reduction Class

Please phone Angie to get your name on the list should you wish to enroll. A referral from your family doctor is required and an initial meeting to ensure it is the right fit for you. A comitment of 2 hours a week for 8 weeks is required. I am now offering and encouraging people to join as circles o…

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Doctor's Nova Scotia Features How to Live a More Mindful Life...

It has been a good start to the new year. Doctor's Nova Scotia has interviewed Dr. Patriquin on how to use mindfulness in every day life. Please check it out at the following link:

So..... Want a little more instruc…

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New Years Updates 2016

Hello and Happy New Year!

A new year has brought many new positive changes and we want to let you know. A winter newsletter will soon be published and detail what our practitioners are currently diving into this 2016. In the meantime a few teasers...

Living Well and Dr. Patriquin welcome Angi…

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Living Well now offering Nutritional Counselling: Welcome Erin MacRae

Erin MacRae is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters of Science in Applied Human Nutrition (Dietetics) from Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU). She is a course instructor in the nutrition department at MSVU and has eight years experience working as a personal trainer. 

Erin's profession…

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Welcome Jeannie Mundle, Registered Massage Therapist To Living Well

Jeannie Mundle earned her diploma, with honours, in 2001 from ICT Northumberland College School of Massage Therapy in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  She has over 14 years experience practicing with the following modalities: Swedish Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue M…

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Osteopathy at Living Well with Julie d'Entremont


Congratulations Julie d'Entremont 

After 5 years of hard work, passion, commitment and dedication Julie D'entremont has graduated from the Canadian College of Osteopathy. 

Julie has achieved this while working as an RMT, parenting and living fully! She uses clients innate knowledge alo…

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Living Well Welcomes Pamela Rubin, Certified Counsellor

I have the pleasure to welcome Pamela Rubin to Living Well. Please take a moment to read below about what services and supports she can offer you. 

"All of us have the inner resources we need for a meaningful, positive life. It’s just a matter of unlocking our strengths! Using proven techniques,…

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Promoting Integrative Care Model to family Doctors, Dalhousie Family Medicine Conference 2014

Christmas Fundraiser

RC is a 43 year old man with Polycyctic Kidney Disease. He has suffered from a young age and lost his father to the same disease. The 2 children he is a single father to also have the disease. Recently his illness progressed and he had to have a kidney removed. He came to me 3 weeks later asking me …

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On Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement. Cultivating a mindful practice is one way that we can really help ourselves learn to listen to what we need emotionally, physically and intellectually.

If we are able to see ourselves accurately we wo…

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Our Physiotherapist Robin Stamm on Summer...

On Giving Oneself Up to Play

By: Robin Stamm MPT


Along with glorious summer days comes the regular laughter of children playing in the neighbourhood and at outdoor swimming pools - dancing, shrieking, and moving with complete abandon and limitless energy. Where does all of this energy and cur…

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Spring News

Hello everyone and Happy Spring! Things are budding and blooming and it's lovely to see the transformation. Living Well is also transforming. We welcome Dr. Alaina Gair doctor of naturopathic medicine. See our Spring newsletter for her bio and much more about our practitioners and the programs and s…

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Living Well Welcomes Physiotherapist Robin Stamm

Robin Stamm completed her Master of Physical Therapy at the University of Saskatchewan. Thereafter, she received certification in Structural Integration through Tom Myers' Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI) school in Maine.

Prior to entering the medical world through the door of rehabilitat…

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An optimist sees the glass half full. The pessimist sees the same glass half empty. They are both right so why is one better than the other? Optimism heavily influences physical and mental health. The optimist will live a happier and longer life and research supports this. An optimistic outlook has …

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