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Four Health Corners
Four Health Corners
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About Us
OUR Mission
To provide health promotion services that are founded on integrity, principles of health promotion, illness prevention, scientific research, and environmental responsibility. We do this by integrating Four Corners of good health – Mind, Body, Food, and Environment.

You were born with potential.You were born with goodness and trust.
You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don't.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.
OUR Vision
Our health and the health of the environment are inseparable. The world needs healing. This healing must start with us. We are here to  educate, inform and support individuals and groups on their journey toward self-healing. We believe that by providing intelligent health promotion services our clients learn how to make and sustain healthy lifestyle choices. We help others gain a solid understanding of what it means to their health and to the health of the planet to be an informed and conscientious consumer.

Truly healthy lifestyle choices are an act of love. This act of love has profoundly positive reverberations. Some call it Karma. We believe in the greatness of human potential. We believe in foresight. We believe in excellence. We believe in responsibility. We believe health and wellness are our most natural state and our right. We embody a vision of future business practices where integrity go hand in hand with the cultivation of well-being for all species and eco-systems.

“The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.”
Mahatma Gandhi
OUR Philosophy
We are here to help promote health. We do not propose to cure illness. Our approach, as stated on the home page, is to help awaken the healer inside you. The healer inside you is used by us both a metaphor to foster imagery of a special power the body has to heal itself and it is also meant literally as a way of bringing to the forefront the complex biological processes taking place to keep us healthy and help us fight disease. By suggesting the healer needs to be awakened we are implying that the conscious mind may not be doing all it can do to help the body heal or stay healthy.  

The body’s most natural state is to be healthy. By decreasing known risk factors for illness, and providing the body what it needs to be healthy and to heal and repair, we are establishing an environment conducive to staying at or returning to a natural state of healthy homeostasis. This requires mind, body, healthy eating and environmental integrity, or as we call it – the Four Health Corners.

People may be wondering how on earth we can incorporate environmental integrity into health promotion. At Four Health Corners we ask, how on earth can we not? It is our belief that health promotion strategies that do not weave into their very core healthy environmental practices, not only make improvements in overall human health unsustainable but also unattainable. Healing from illness requires removing ourselves or at the very least decreasing our exposure to things that make us ill. It cannot be done by taking a pill alone while continuing to poison ourselves with the same toxins that are creating the illness in the first place. It simply makes no sense.

There is a profound environmental impact on health. In order to heal from illness the environments people interact with also need to be healed. Besides the body and mind themselves (our internal environments) these environments include our homes, work places, communities, social systems and of course the biosphere. Environmental toxicity is found in many forms. For example, it may include unhealthy relationships, too much stress at work, emotional violence in the workplace, the food we eat, the water we drink, the products we use on our skin, the clothes we wear, the sheets we sleep in, unethical and injurious industry practices, the harmful socially constructed beliefs we ignore or aspire to and the toxic chemicals released into our soils, water and atmosphere. The first step toward this type of truly holistic healing is to identify where the toxicity is coming from and realize how our choices impact our health and the health of the environments we interact with.

If we are to truly become healthy we must also become environmentalists. An environmentalist is a person who is concerned with or advocates the protection of the environment. We need to become aware of how our choices and our mindset in the present are affecting not only our current health but also our future. The future health of our environment and our own personal health are inseparable.

Your advocacy need only be to improve your own health as you are an important part of the environment that needs healing. We realize that there are some things in our environments we cannot readily change, but by minimizing harmful impacts and being mindful about the choices we are making the difference we can make is far reaching.

We are not here to dissuade people from conventional medicine. It has its place but may not always be the best or the only way to proceed. If achieving good health was as easy as just taking a pill for illnesses of the mind or body – then we would have, in the developed world at least, a very healthy population. Instead, and according to various sources including the World Health Organization, there are numerous illnesses of affluence such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, autism and infertility that are increasing in number.

At Four Health Corners we promote important and interconnected health practices such as mindfulness, heathy and conscientious eating and environmental integrity.  We see it as the body - mind - environment connection.
When the student is ready the teacher will appear

"We have not even to risk the journey alone, for the heroes of all times have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly known. We have only to follow the thread of the hero path, and where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god. And were we sought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves. Where we had thought to travel outward, we will have come to the centre of our existence. And where we had thought to be alone, we will be with all the world."
J. Campbell
OUR People
Marie Mitilinellis is an R.N. who has been working in mental health promotion for the last 20 years. Marie has spent much of her health promotion career in the public sector, and strongly believes in effectively run, publicly funded health promotion services. At the same time there is something to be said for privately funded innovation, creativity and change that is not as easily found in public realm.

Marie has taken the best of what she has learned in the public sector plus her own innovations and vision and created Four Health Corners.

Marie has been trained in, and has been teaching, Narrative Solution Focused Approaches. It can be considered a therapeutic style or simply a way of having helpful conversations with people. This way of communicating with others fits with the philosophy and vision of Four Health Corners. It places the client as the expert in their own lives; separates the person from their problems; understands that realities are socially constructed and that people make sense of their lives from the stories they have come to believe of themselves. Therapeutic communication is an important part of helping others move toward higher levels of wellness.

Marie’s credentials/experience include:
  • Registered Nurse
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing [summa cum laude]- specializing in public health and mental health - York University
  • Hons. Bachelor of Science in Biogeography University of Toronto
  • Over 15 years of community nursing
  • Mental Health Consultant with the City of Toronto for 8 years
  • Teaching Narrative Solution Focused Approach for over 8 years
  • Providing communities with psychosocial support after a critical incident as part of a Community Support Team
  • Various roles in health promotion including heart health, smoking cessation and nutrition
  • Forensic Nurse Examiner at Scarborough Grace Hospital
  • Visiting Nurse with St. Elizabeth
  • Health Promotion Nurse with the University of Toronto
  • Addictions experience with CAMH
  • Certification in trauma counseling from Hinks Dellcrest
  • Certificate in Mindfulness Meditation from the University of Toronto
  • Qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher
  • Certified Health Educator - Hippocrates Health Institute
  • Entrepreneur for the last 8 years in health promotion and software development

Four Health Corners is founded on integrity, honesty, accountability, evidence, growth and a dedication to living a mindful and respectful existence in collaboration with all species. We strive for excellence and affiliate ourselves and or acquire certifications from organizations that are aligned with our values and high standards of practice.

Four Health Corners Inc.
(c) 2021 Four Health Corners Inc. All Rights Reserved.
(c) 2021 Four Health Corners Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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