Stress Management

Headphones For Stress Reduction?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Living

After earning nearly double its crowd-funding goal back in 2012, the Muse headband, a self-proclaimed brain-fitness tool for stress management, finish...

This One Simple Thing Can Push Your Sexy Quotient Through the Roof

Petra Zebroff | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Living
Petra Zebroff

Here is some proof. Humour is one of the highest rated traits for attracting a lover -- ranked by men as appealing, topping even 'wearing sexy clothes'. Both men and women considered humor to be in the top three traits that make someone appealing for short-term (read "sexual") or long-term (read "partner") connections.

Keep Calm, And Eat These Foods For Stress Relief

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

Running out to the store to grab a bag of chips and ice cream might be your first instinct when you're feeling stressed, but have you ever considered ...

Is This Libido Killer Ruining Your Sex Life?

Petra Zebroff | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Living
Petra Zebroff

Higher stress levels are linked to more disagreements with lovers, an erotic deterrent of the highest level. In fact, in order to engage with another person on any intimate level we need to perceive enough safety. This safety helps us feel sexual arousal and bonding with our partner due to the release of the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin.

How to Be Peaceful and Effective at Work

Laurie Arron | Posted 12.18.2013 | Canada Living
Laurie Arron

2013-10-09-ScreenSenseEnglish300.jpg Mindfulness is simple, but it's not easy. When I'm on my computer, I can forget to check in with myself for hours. Then, when I do, I may notice that my shoulders are all tense, or that I've been wasting time checking email when I need to get something more important done.

How to Handle Your First-World Hissyfits

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 11.14.2013 | Canada Impact
Sarah Vermunt

I was throwing a hissyfit over a Facebook 'like' while simultaneously reading about the real life struggle of a young boy literally running for his life during a horrific genocide. To say that I lacked perspective is a massive understatement.

Four Ways Vitamin C Helps Your Body

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

Believe it or not, vitamin C has benefits that extend far beyond simply boosting your immune system. In fact, it should take a permanent place in your supplement arsenal and can help you prep for bringing out your sexy side in time for Spring. Here are four great reasons to take it daily that will help you handle stress, shed stomach fat, and spike your stamina.

How Toxic Stress Is Hurting our Children

Nicole Letourneau | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada Living
Nicole Letourneau

Childhood is not quite the stress-free paradise that our rose-tinted memories might suggest. Children -- even infants -- can suffer from chronic, toxic stress. It's stress of a very different sort than that of meetings and mortgage payments, but its long-term effects can be no less serious. Last year, the American Academy of Pediatrics launched an urgent call to action informing healthcare practitioners of the dangers of toxic stress to children. Cleary, toxic stress is serious stuff. But what is it, exactly?

How Important is Exercise to Your Well-Being?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

"Health is not everything, but without it, nothing is anything." I am a great believer in that. I know now that my physical health is the foundation of what I can do in life, whether it concerns work or leisurely activities. The happier I am, the more fulfilled I feel, the easier it seems to stay healthy and fit.

Six Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

February is American Heart Month. It provides a wonderful opportunity for us to focus on the organ that beats around 3 billion times, nonstop, in the average human lifetime. Why not take this month to pay attention to your heart's heath? Here are six ways to do it.

Lighten the Load and Give It All You've Got!

Barbara Berezowski | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Living
Barbara Berezowski

Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with the many responsibilities in life? There are times you probably feel you can't possibly make it all work, ending each day feeling hopelessly behind schedule and possibly anxious, irritable or depressed. Rather than buckling under the pressure of an impossible to-do list, you should take a moment to view the larger perspective.

School Started! How to Not Lose Your Marbles...

Jonathan Hewitt | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Living
Jonathan Hewitt

As you and your children settle into the new school year with new schedules and new activities, it can all be quite overwhelming. Your role as family manager has just stepped into high gear -- planning, organizing, directing, monitoring, and motivating are in the forefront as you help your children adjust to everything this school year brings. So how can you get everything done and not lose your marbles?

Workplace Support Systems: A Must

Erin Gee | Posted 09.14.2012 | Canada
Erin Gee

A group of friends is only as strong as its weakest link. Fortunately, this weakest link only comes around when a group member going through a particularly difficult time. Needless to say, the support system provided by the group is paramount in the person working through the situation.