I am most passionate about communicating with others what I continue to learn about living a life that honours the body, mind and spirit. My academic work enables me to commit a great deal of my time and energy to the sharing of knowledge - in the classroom, at conferences, among peers, in publications, in the clinic with the students I mentor. Please contact me if you would find my contributions to be of value for your organization; my presentation style tends to the interactive. Please see below for a list of selected presentations and publications. Principle areas of interest include:
- health promotion - pediatrics, particularly health promotion - stress management - optimal nutrition - fitness and physical activity - sexuality (along the lifespan - including promoting healthy sexuality for children, youth, and adults of all ages) - parenting
Kennedy Brind M, Paraschuk H and Solomonian L.Considering the Psychosocial Impacts of Elimination/Restriction Diets.The Pulse.Summer 2015.
Developer and primary investigator of “Healthy Families, Healthy Kids”, a feasibility study of a group-based approach to health promotion in families; test sites at CCNM and in provincially-funded Early Years Centers.
Healthy Families, Healthy Kids. Webinar for the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, April 2015
Collaborative researcher at the CARE Program for Integrative Health and Healing at the University of Alberta; exploring and standardizing core pediatric training competencies across the biomedical, naturopathic, and chiropractic professions; presentations at Clinical Pediatrics conference, Vancouver 2014; In-CAM conference, Calgary, 2014.
Perceptions of Academic Integrity. Poster presented at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Vancouver, April 2015