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Forget Millennials And Boomers. Gen X Will Save The Workplace

Mary Donohue | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

Today, all the chatter in leadership development is about millennials and retiring boomers. Let's be honest: for most organizations, no millennial is going to be tapped for a top job, yet many of these organizations are spending money on understanding their millennials and helping boomers feel good as they retire.

3 Things You Need To Know About Shingles

Victor Wong | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Living
Victor Wong

Canadians are busier than ever before, but with extracurriculars and busy work lives, we're seeing increased levels of stress. In fact, experts now believe that some diseases are up to 90 per cent stress-related. One example I see all-too-often is shingles, which takes advantage of the weakened immune system to activate in the body.

How To Teach Your Child To Live In The Moment

HuffPost Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Parents

They'll reap so many benefits.

Parents Travelling With Young Kids Deserve Our Kindness Not Mistreatment

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

It's a terrifying thing, the prospect of boarding a plane with two babies or toddlers, while you are the person who must endure the daggers being stared at you by other travellers who are anticipating mayhem. Two babies (or toddlers) and a non-stop flight to a not-so-local destination do not a perfect scenario make.

How To Get Your Child To Sleep Through The Night

Michele Kambolis | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada Parents
Michele Kambolis

The connection between children's sleep and their overall brain health is undeniable. Without the requisite 10 to 12 hours of sleep recommended by The Canadian Pediatric Society (most children are getting only nine), schoolchildren aren't just facing a cranky day -- if the problem continues long-term, their development is at risk. Their brains will lack the rest needed to grow optimally, their insulin levels and metabolism may become imbalanced, and their immune functions can become compromised.

How I Beat Stress (Plus 14 Recipes To Help Boost Your Mood)

Shahzadi Devje | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Living
Shahzadi Devje

I found myself struggling, and could not get off the hamster wheel. This is familiar territory for anyone grappling with stress. And am not talking about the good stress -- a type of mild stress that can inspire you to achieve a given task or goal. Am referring to its evil twin; the one that drags you down.

The Positive Aspects Of Caregiving For Dementia

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

The study of the positive aspects of caregiving has received little attention. What has become apparent, is that being able to find and focus on the positive aspects of caregiving has important outcomes including reducing caregiving stress, improving emotional status, and possibly reducing the likelihood of institutionalization.

Worried That Your Teen's Stressed? You're Probably Right

Linda Simpson | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Parents
Linda Simpson

The question is - as parents, how do we teach our children effective stress management tools? My philosophy has always been "begin at the beginning." Ask your child to identify how they know they are feeling stressed.

What 40 Years Struggling To Publish A Book Taught Me About Rejection

Michael Clarkson | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Living
Michael Clarkson

Rejections ache. Book rejections have their own trauma, and yet they're a chance for growth. In the 40 years it took me to get my non-fiction book, The Age of Daredevils, published, I learned about my weaknesses and how to take a punch.

One Third Of Canadians Feel Financially Insecure

Kevin Press | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Business
Kevin Press

Money worries exist across income levels, and across the country. A new study fielded by Ipsos has found that three in 10 Canadians say they feel insecure about their financial health, defined as "a state of overall well-being where a person can fully meet current and future financial obligations to enjoy the things that matter most in life."

Take 5 To Make It A Jolly Holiday

Deri Latimer | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada
Deri Latimer

The holidays can be stressful. There's alot to do, and the pressure is on to prepare food, entertain, and decorate your home. That's all on top of the...

Is Holiday Anxiety Normal?

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

For many people, the holidays bring a lot of joy and excitement but also a lot of pressure, stress and anxiety. So the real question is whether it is "normal" stress, or something more concerning that should be addressed with your doctor.

Let's Rethink The Pressure Of Cooking Family Meals During The Holidays

Merin Oleschuk | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Merin Oleschuk

While enjoying a wholesome meal together is surely a worthy goal, family meal campaigners don't always acknowledge the work that goes into this achievement: the time demands, parenting challenges and financial burdens required to put good food on the table. These pressures exist daily, but for many of us-particularly women-- they come to a head during holidays.

How To Relieve Holiday Stress

Dr. Bryn Hyndman | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Bryn Hyndman

While the holiday season can be a fun, festive and joyful time of year, it can also be the root cause of lots of stress. The demands of shopping, parties, baking, entertaining and family can leave people feeling anything but relaxed.

A Head Spa Experience Can Put Your Life In Balance

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I try to care for myself throughout the year. Not just the holidays or when it is stressful at work. If I am in a more balanced frame of mind, I can t...

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.