Stress Relief

Redefine Success in Your Life

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada Impact
Sacha DeVoretz

It was the year 2000. I was at my first 'real' job with a major international company. I thought this is my time, my career would finally be launching and I would be living the professional life, having it all. Instead, I worked long hours, gained weight and was under a tremendous amount of stress. A few months later, I ended up taking a stress leave from the job.

Mindfulness Can Give You a Real Buzz

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 05.03.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

Mindfulness is the buzz word of the day. You hear mindful eating, mindfulness based stress reduction, mindfulness in meditation, mindful walking and more. Why is this mindfulness such a buzz? Over time, you start to realize you can actually choose your thoughts and thereby choose emotions.

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.

Helping Your Elderly Parent Bathe Safely and With Dignity

Natalie Strouth | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Living
Natalie Strouth

Helping an elderly parent with bathing, can come with some fear or embarrassment for both of you. You want to maintain the person's privacy, dignity and independence as much as possible. It might take longer than it used to for the person to do something for themselves, but the benefits far outweigh the extra time.

Tips to Relieve Holiday Stress for Caregivers

Natalie Strouth | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Living
Natalie Strouth

As a community nurse I've heard stories from families who, instead of checking items off shopping lists and going to holiday parties, were taking someone to multiple medical appointments. Or, they were worried and asking me how to keep their mom calm and comfortable at the busy family gathering as her dementia was taking hold.

Pop! Italian Artist Fra Biancoshock Creates Bubble Wrap Relaxation Station

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Living

It is the one packaging product that no one can resist — bubble wrap. It may protect your valuables from being squashed in the mail, but it also pro...

University Sets Up Puppy Room For Stressed Out Students

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Living

The end of semester can be a tough time, with students feeling the crunch of big assignments and cramming for exams. Add to it the lack of sleep, eati...

Why I Love Restorative Yoga: No Pain, All Gain

Amy Sky | Posted 10.11.2011 | Canada
Amy Sky

I'm one of those people who goes to yoga class and keeps sneaking peeks at the clock to see how many minutes left until I can lie in corpse pose, and just breathe and relax. It's not that I don't enjoy other kinds of yoga, but it hurts! Enter restorative yoga.