Nobody Knows Why I Suffered A Stroke At 29

Dina Pestonji | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Living
Dina Pestonji

Waking up was the most terrifying experience. The right side of my body was paralyzed. I lost the ability to speak. I had a stroke. A STROKE... at 29! I went from being this giddy, talkative, always on-the-go woman to being an invalid.

5 Misconceptions About Eating Disorders

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Eating disorders are more than just "extreme dieting," they are psychological disorders that stem from complex underlying issues. There are many stereotypes and myths surrounding eating disorders, and the resulting stigma can make it more difficult for those affected to seek treatment.

Use Mindfulness To Get To The Here And Now

Her Magazine | Posted 12.24.2015 | Canada Living
Her Magazine

In our daily lives, we lose ourselves in planning the future and reminiscing about the past. Our worries and fears hijack the present moment. But so many of us long to be more present in the Here and Now. Mindfulness is the perfect tool to anchor us in the Here and Now.

It's Time To Change Our Attitudes About HIV/AIDS

Will Sacks | Posted 11.26.2015 | Canada Living
Will Sacks

HIV infection is decidedly no longer a death sentence, and no longer a major inhibitor of quality of life. HIV-positive people can live long and healthy lives. For those with access to care, some sex educators now talk about HIV infection as more of a nuisance to be managed than than a life-altering diagnosis.

Taking Selfies During the Throes of Depression Helped Me Heal

Zoë Gemelli | Posted 10.08.2016 | Canada Living
Zoë Gemelli

Lay all of these photos out against each other and it tells a story of the ebbs and flows of depression. I didn't once take a selfie thinking it would be the reminder of how bad it can get. I'm a photographer and just have the innate need to document, even if it's my own angst or joy.

Shifting into Awareness

Linda Lauren | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Living
Linda Lauren

I am often asked to comment on the state of things in the world and of the universe. For a long time now I have been experiencing a transitional feeli...

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

We live in an age of instant information. With a "click" here and a "swipe" there, we can pretty much find out anything about everything (and then some!). October is Cyber Security Awareness Month so it's a good time to take a pause and have a national conversation about online safety.

Want to Improve Your Attention Span? Try Relaxed Awareness

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 04.27.2014 | Canada Living
Thomas Gelmi

Unlike animals, human beings have successfully developed the capacity to think about what is not immediately going on around them and to contemplate events that happened in the past or might possibly happen in the future. While this capacity called imagination can be a blessing, it can be a curse at the same time.

October Is Brain Tumour Awareness Month

Ben Seewald | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Impact
Ben Seewald

This October 837 Canadians will hear the words, "you have a brain tumour." And these newly diagnosed patients and their families will add their voice to the chorus of 55,000 survivors, like me, across Canada as part of Brain Tumour Awareness Month.

Do All Diseases Need a "Movember" Gimmick?

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Living
Josh D. Scheinert

Movember has made a very important contribution to men's health. But in addition to Movember, November is also Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month. But most of us probably didn't know that; you can't grow two moustaches at once. Movember, along with a few other of the more fortunate charitable campaigns, is a behemoth. In its success, which is to be commended, Movember leaves a wake of other, less fortunate charities, patients, doctors and researchers. As this trend will inevitably continue to grow, I'm not entirely sure we should be comfortable with that.

Should November Be a Month for Remembering Moustaches?

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada
Jeff Rose-Martland

I'm not knocking Movember. It is an excellent campaign, both for fundraising and awareness. I don't even have a problem with the timing. I have absolutely nothing against Movember. I'm using it for comparison purposes because Movember and Remembrance both happen during the same month and are both about awareness. And last week, Movember enjoyed a lot more media coverage than veterans.

The Myths We Believe About Canadian Veterans

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada
Jeff Rose-Martland

With all the veterans Canada has, you wouldn't think we need an awareness campaign. Yet the number one comment I hear from the veteran's community is that civilians either don't know what is happening to them or, worse, don't care. Here is what I have concluded.