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How To Navigate The Pitfalls Of Over-Indulging This Holiday Season

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

For many people, weight gain during the holidays is a foregone conclusion. Resolutions to do better this time are largely destined for failure, no matter how seriously they are taken. In the end, the countless temptations offered at office parties and family gatherings prove as irresistible as always, obliterating all good intentions.

4 Ways To Manage Your Christmas Stress

Collette Gee | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

Managing your Christmas Stress is all about eliminating the things that create emotional, mental or emotions stress. And, when you keep your holiday expectations in check, you are more likely to create a Merry Christmas that ends stress free.

Psychobiotics Could One Day Relieve Your Stress

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Defining a role for microbes in stress has represented a major shift in the concept of dealing with this intrinsic part of daily life. By using probiotics with mental health benefit -- also known as psychobiotics -- people may be able to alter their stress levels by ingesting a probiotic formula.

How To Regain Balance In Your Life

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

I run out of time every day. I sometimes wish there were 34 hours in a day because that extra 10 hours would allow me to do some of the things I want to get done. When I don't get those things done, I feel I have let people down. I'm currently struggling to balance my work time, my family time and time for me as well.

What Fear Can Do To You

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The human species could not have survived for long without the experience of fear. The ability to identify certain events and situations as dangerous and respond appropriately is essential for our existence. But these responses are meant to be rare and short-lived. If we cannot switch off this built-in alarm system of ours, it will quickly exhaust us, even turn against us.

Overusing Your Strengths Can Turn Them Into Weaknesses

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Business
Betty Ann Heggie

We need to be selective about which situations to give our full power to, in order to prevent our strengths from becoming weaknesses. To calibrate where and how much to expend. This necessitates knowing our self, knowing our audience, evaluating each circumstance, and ultimately... exercising judgement.

Anxiety Comes From Trying To Present A Perfect Image

Kristen Marano | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Living
Kristen Marano

We have generations of women in our lives to thank for creating the strength of a women's movement; but until now, it hasn't always included conversations about emotional wellness.

How To Best Manage Your Stress

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Stress -- it's that feeling we know all too well when things get busy at work, you're balancing what feels like a million different tasks at home and you still have to find that time to squeeze in a workout. It can be overwhelming, there's no denying that. The reality is, stress is just a part of life. However, the way we learn to manage stress makes all the difference in how it impacts our health.

Everything You Want, Comes With A Price Tag

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

We live in a society that always wants more. A better job, a nicer car, a bigger house, a bigger paycheque, a great title, and so on. However, each of these wants comes with a price.

5 Ways To Take The Stress Out Of Thanksgiving

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Living
Debbie Wolfe

In all the bustle of "celebrating Thanksgiving," it's easy to forget everything we have to be thankful for. Not the least of these are the bounty of food, and wonderful people to share it with. A couple of years ago, I discovered the key to gleaning the most from Thanksgiving weekend and in turn, bringing more joy to the table to offer those around me.

​4 Tips For Using Your Brain To Calm Pain

Beth Darnall | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada Living
Beth Darnall

The most frequently overlooked pathway to pain relief is the patient. There are powerful cognitive behavioural skills that the everyday patient can begin putting to immediate use for personal pain relief. Calming your nervous system is the key to reduction of pain, distress, and suffering.

Anxiety Disorders: You Are Not Alone And You Can Beat This

Michelle Hermans | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Living
Michelle Hermans

At times, you may feel overwhelmed or alone, and it may seem as though things will never get better. Know that anxiety is a treatable condition and that you can overcome this. This is about your happiness and well-being. By speaking up and asking for help, you can start on your road to recovery.

A Teacher's Care Can Leave A Legacy That Outlasts Lesson Plans

Lori Gard | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Lori Gard

What I have realized time and time again is something so profound, it is actually simple. There is really nothing kids want more than to be liked, to be accepted for who they are. It is the greatest way we can care for children, for youth: we must show them they matter.

Diagnosing Why You Feel Overwhelmed At Work

Mel Wilson | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Business
Mel Wilson

That unsettled feeling you or your co-workers have? That feeling of being overwhelmed? It's stress. Stress because you don't have the authority, resources and/or skills and knowledge necessary to meet your responsibilities. Stress that you won't be able to do the things expected of you, that you will have to settle for poor quality work, or that you will let someone down. And this stress can be managed.

I Strive To Make My Classroom A Safe Space For Students

Lizanne Foster | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Lizanne Foster

There's no need to list all the ways that many public schools can be inhospitable places for students. Not only is there the physical discomfort of sitting for hours each day but there is also the navigating of a range of emotional gauntlets: the whispered comments in the hallways, the judgements about clothes, the betrayal of "friends" on Facebook.

Your Family Doesn't Have To Get Sick This Fall

Dr. Bryn Hyndman | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Parents
Dr. Bryn Hyndman

With the change of pace September brings, shopping for school supplies isn't the only way to get ready for the new season. The return to a busy routine and communal environment can take a serious toll on the health and wellness of everyone in the family. To avoid getting sick and to minimize stress, making simple lifestyle changes during the month of September will help you and your kids ease into the back to school routine.

Know The Difference Between Feeling Anxious And Anxiety Disorder

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Living
Sandy Kiaizadeh

We all feel worried or anxious at times; that's what makes us human. Anxiety can be a healthy internal warning system for us to pay attention to something important. It's our body's way of signalling to us that something matters and needs to be done.

8 Ways To Maintain A Healthy And Fit Brain

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Scientists studying recovery from brain injury have shown that parts of our brains possess the ability to regenerate throughout adult life. Neurogenesis, the regeneration of brain cells, suggests that maybe an old dog can learn new tricks after all.

Back To School Essentials You May Have Missed

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Sharon Vinderine

As the CEO of a Product testing company, I'm always on the lookout for products that are as practical as they are stylish (whenever possible) to satisfy both me and my kids. I totally get that spending hours researching what is hot right now might not be an option for most, so I have taken the guesswork out of it I've compiled a list of some of the products I am most excited about for Back-to-School.

3 Reasons Why We're More Anxious Than Ever Before

Chakameh Shafii | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Chakameh Shafii

I'm not a parent but I wanted to understand the jump in anxiety levels from 10 -20 years ago and how they correlate with social media. So I interviewed Dana Kendal, a therapist (MSW,RSW) with 18 years of experience working with youth and families.

How To Recognize Stress In Preschoolers

Amitha Kalaichandran | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Amitha Kalaichandran

Like adults, many children might show stress through changes in their behaviour, such as through tantrums, often due to the inability to cope with multiple stressors such as lack of sleep, hunger, or multiple setbacks in a day.

Ways To Unplug And Start Living

Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Living

We check our phones approximately 85 times in a day. It's time to disconnect.

Secrets On How To Cool The Workplace Drama Queen

Monique Caissie | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada
Monique Caissie

Lisa called me to get some advice about a colleague named Wendy whom she called a drama queen. (Both names are pseudonyms.) She started pointing out ...

Do You Actually Know How To Relax?

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Business
Rhonda Scharf

My definition of relaxation may not be the same as yours. Right now the peace and quiet is fantastic, but I wouldn't want to relax this way every day. I do enjoy people (I'm a wee bit social as you probably know), so once in a blue moon, I do like to relax by myself and listen to nothing. Other times I like more action in my life and I find that relaxing too.

Changing Your Thought Patterns Can Help You Manage Stress

Anya Bruder | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Living
Anya Bruder

The power of manifestation and visualization is a bit more complex than just changing your thoughts. In part, one reason for this has been shown in recent neurobiological research which has shown that our though patterns are biologically wired in the brain, which are not easy to "undo."