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How Yoga Can Help You Keep Calm During The Holidays

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

With the holidays around the corner, it is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of stress and exhaustion. When this happens, I take a step back, breathe and hit the mat. For me, the holidays is about being present and spending time with loved ones and people in my community.

Dealing With Office Gossip, When It Is About You

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

Gossip. It happens in every workplace and in every family. For some reason, we just love to talk about others. Until that conversation is about us. When we're the subject of office gossip, it no longer seems like harmless entertainment.

What You Can Say To Someone Traumatized About Paris

Monique Caissie | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living
Monique Caissie

We don't have to have been in Paris on Friday to be deeply affected by this event. What do we need to know to protect our mental wellness?

Your Child's Fake Illness May Be More Serious Than You Think

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Indeed, most instances of "faking it" are caused by the usual reasons, most of which are innocuous. It's the more insidious ones that we, as parents, need to be aware of so that we can address the causes at the basis of why our children are avoiding school.

Busy Is Not A Religion

Terri Fedonczak | Posted 11.01.2015 | Canada Living
Terri Fedonczak

We are a culture of busy worshipers. It doesn't really matter what we're doing, we think that we need to be frantic and rushing around to be productive.

Stress Could Be Your Silent Killer

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

Stress is an inescapable part of our daily lives. Once we learn to see it as an emotional and/or physiological adaptation to help us to deal more effectively with the world, we'll be able to take stress on in a positive way- and without the crippling belief that it is killing us.

Quiet Time Is Necessary in Our Loud World

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Naturally, not everyone can decide to tune out and escape his or her world on a whim, even if nothing else would be more welcome. Finding a truly quiet spot for relaxation, meditation, or simply a short nap may be difficult. But there are other solutions.

4 Mindfulness Practices Your Kids Can Try

Amitha Kalaichandran | Posted 10.10.2015 | Canada Parents
Amitha Kalaichandran

For youth and children, there is a plethora of scientific evidence for mindfulness practices in this group, allowing programs to develop evidence-based initiatives for schools, while also incorporating evaluation of their programs.

Are We Talking Enough to Kids About Stress?

masalamommas | Posted 10.10.2015 | Canada Parents

Who hasn't gone through playground drama, right? What I didn't realize is how this situation was making daughter feel low about herself and her ability to handle her emotions on the playground. I think like most parents I wasn't sure how much to ask her about stress. Culturally, many of us grew up with more conversations about academics and marks than conversations about feelings and stress.

5 Ways to Cope With the Stressful Fall Season

Bryce Wylde | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Living
Bryce Wylde

We're well into September which means we've entered a shift in our activities: vacations have wrapped up, kids are back at school, the days are getting shorter and we're all dealing with a routine shake-up. These changes add pressure to both parents and children alike. I've rallied up a few pointers on easy diet and lifestyle changes to adopt over the coming months to reduce stress, increase energy and boost overall wellness.

Advice for High Achievers as School Starts

Roger Covin, Ph.D | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Living
Roger Covin, Ph.D

When it comes to academic achievement, many high achievers run into an annoying paradox -- they are highly motivated to succeed, but the resulting anxiety and pressure actually decreases their motivation and concentration, and ultimately causes problems with achievement.

5 Secret Weapons for Managing Stress

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 08.09.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. John Dempster

Gone are the days where we don't look at the mind body connection. In fact, the more research that rolls out the more we see it as the ABSOLUTE connection needed to bridge the gap not only for treatment of, but also in prevention of the many chronic diseases facing developed nations today.

What You Need to Know About Hypertension

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.19.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Often, patients don't even correctly understand the meaning of the word "hypertension," and think of it more in terms of stress, anxiety, or other psychological disturbance rather than what it actually is, namely a physiological dysfunction that can turn into a chronic disease if untreated.

How Mindfulness Meditation Is Transforming Our Society

Charles Francis | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Living
Charles Francis

Today, people who meditate are seen as progressive and open-minded. Whatever term we may use to describe them, they are generally loving, kind, generous, insightful, and willing to help others achieve the same rich and fulfilling lives they have.

Going on Holiday May Save Our Minds and Our Economy

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 07.05.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

Who killed summer vacation? That's the million dollar question -- literally. Long gone are the days of casually taking a few weeks off with the family to go on a road trip, or jetting off to a remote destination where the real world ceases to exist. This is a problem.

How Your Mind and Gut Are Connected

Sondi Bruner | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living
Sondi Bruner

There is nothing more frustrating being told, "It's all in your head." It's not true, and yet it's also kinda true. Consider this: given what we are learning about the pathway between the digestive tract and the brain, how do we know what came first, the chicken or the egg?

Tips On How To Relax With A Bath

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

The perfect way to cool off in the summer and an amazing way to warm up in the winter, baths have always been my go-to way to unwind after a long day. Recently, Karina Birch, Owner of Rocky Mountain Soap shared with me the top tips for making the most of your bath.

How Massage Can Enhance Your Well Being

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Massage is definitely in the top 10 things I love. Hunched over a computer all day (and sometimes all night) my shoulders can end up in knots. Charlie Ritchie of Pampr shared with me how massage can help you get your physical and emotional well being back into balance.

Five Steps to Better Digestive Health

Jane Dummer | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Spring is the perfect time to refresh and renew with simple steps towards better digestive health. The body constantly requires adaptation in response to related periods of life, the change of seasons, as well as everyday environmental and lifestyle factors. I'm thrilled to share with you my top five steps to refresh and renew your digestive system this spring season.

Try This Simple Trick to Get More Energy

Mandy King | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Living
Mandy King

A factor that can often be overlooked when dealing with the determinants of one's energy levels is routine. Do you have one? Do you go to bed at the same time most nights? Do you wake up at a similar time each morning? Do you eat your meals around the same time each day?

Don't Let Stress Affect Your Skin With These Helpful Tips

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

We all encounter stress in different parts of our lives. But in a nutshell, stress affects skin in five ways: accelerated aging, adult acne, irritation, dullness and dehydration. When skin is stressed it does not act properly, it's out of balance, it's literally exhausted, irritable, drained and depleted.

Stress Is Wreaking Havoc on Women and Their Bodies

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

Today, despite being the closest we have ever been to equality in North American history, women are now fighting an entirely different battle against an often silent killer, whose effects are becoming increasingly prevalent in our gender: stress.

How to Prepare for Injuries While Travelling

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

No one ever plans on getting hurt or injured while on a trip. While planning vacations we prefer to think about exploring new destinations or relaxing on the beach. But it's important to take a little time to prepare for the unfortunate situation of getting injured while traveling.

Women in Leadership: It's a Matter of Life and Death

Deri Latimer | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

More women need to step up, lean in, and otherwise support and encourage each other to assume more leadership roles. Not only because we are 50 per cent of the workforce, but because it only makes sense that we will create a happier, healthier, and more productive country when we -- men and women together -- utilize our collective intelligence and maximize our opposing strengths.

How to Beat the Winter Blues and SAD

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

SAD tends to present in adulthood and affects eight times more women than men. As we gain a deeper understanding of how circadian and seasonal rhythms are at play within our bodies, we will be better equipped to help patients combat wintertime blues and SAD. Here are six steps to get started.