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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."

The Only Way To Sit At Work (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Living

Mary Poppins taught us about good posture when we were young and so the same principles should apply later in life. Proper posture and form can help reduce the strain on the ligaments and spinal discs in the back.

How To Deal With The Emotions You've Been Avoiding

Erica Berman | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Living
Erica Berman

When it comes to trauma, in particular, pushing away the thoughts and feelings can often exacerbate the intensity of the symptoms. The more you try to evade the problem, the more the internal pressure will build, until you explode. The problem won't just go away on its own.

This Is Your Body When You're In Danger Of Burning Out

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

When do you know you're under too much stress? When do you decide to call in sick and take a mental health day? When do you put you at the top of your to-do list? Not often enough, I say. When we do, it is usually because our body has given us no choice in the matter.

Designing The Stress Out Of Legal Sector Jobs

Joseph Donia | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Business
Joseph Donia

While law societies and bar associations across the country address the issue though awareness, education, and workshops, comparatively little has been done to examine and address how the current structure of legal services can contribute to burnout. Could we innovate less stressful careers?

Cool Adult Colouring Books For Stress Relief

Alicia Raimundo | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Alicia Raimundo

As you might have seen, adult colouring books are really popular right now. You might be asking yourself why these books are so popular. Colouring is a great way to focus your brain on something small and fun to take the focus away from worried or depressed thoughts.

We Have Forgotten How To Do The Most Natural Thing In The World

Silken Laumann | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

Once we begin to understand how important breath is to our well being, how we stop breathing when we are stressed, how we breathe fast when we are excited or scared, how we exhale longer when we become relaxed -- once we begin to notice, we can use our breath to influence our mental and physical states.

What I Learned When My Life Went Up In Flames

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

During the same four year period of chronic illness and injury, I made a radical and terrifying career change, went through a devastating divorce, sold the only home I ever owned, tried to force myself to finish a PhD I hated, lost almost all of my money, and had a personal identity crisis.

Modern Stress And Our Misfiring Minds

Marc Davis | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

When you're stressed, you could be experiencing agitation, impatience, an increase in annoyance, pessimism, depression, and self-doubt. Some of this negativity can even act itself out on a subconscious level. And this can be really hard on the people around you.

We Must Care For The Caregivers, Too

Dr. Joshua Tepper | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Joshua Tepper

Chances are most of us have acted as informal, unpaid caregivers at some point for a parent, child or spouse. When we serve in this role, we provide critical support to our loved ones and the health system at large. However, this support often comes at a personal cost.

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

The epitome of health advice, drinking more water can sometimes be easier said than done. Between keeping track of your water bottle, remembering to take a drink every hour, and the constant trips to the bathroom, getting your daily quota can have you feeling as though you're sinking rather than swimming. The solution: Lemons.

Why Nighttime Can Be The Hardest Time

Dr. Katy Kamkar | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Katy Kamkar

For people experiencing a mental illness or addiction, nighttime can be a particularly challenging time, often bringing feelings of anxiety, sadness and stress. Nighttime is often when they feel most alone and in need of hope.

You Weren't Born To Pay Off Debt And Die

Cait Flanders | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Business
Cait Flanders

What you don't have to do forever is live with debt. You don't have to spend every month calculating how much you can afford to put towards debt repayment, while continuing to use credit, and staying in the never-ending cycle of borrowing money and trying to pay it back. It's not an easy cycle to get out of; I know that firsthand.

Planting A Natural Way To Clean Indoor Air

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Although we may gain a sense of comfort from being indoors, the act of being separated from the external environment may come with a cost in the form on air pollution. Without proper ventilation, the indoor world can become a rather toxic place due to several chemical and biological factors.

7 Ways To Prepare Yourself For Successful Weight Loss

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

Weight loss can feel like an enormous mountain to climb. Before slashing calories, counting calories or even making the healthy changes to portion sizes, food choices and activity levels, I have seven suggestions that will prepare your body and mind for the mountain ahead.

You Have My Permission To Put Career On The Back Burner

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

Yes, you read that right. Sometimes your career should be your LAST priority. Like, dead last. I bet that sounds crazy coming from a gal like me, right? I'm a career coach -- one who believes very strongly in career as a pillar of happiness, fulfillment, stability and even health.

5 Compelling Reasons To Leave Your Horrible Boss

Monique Caissie | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Business
Monique Caissie

You do have a choice. You may have to take a financial hit to put yourself in a better long-term situation. This happens to people all the time and resilience comes from taking action with a longer more practical viewpoint.

How To Manage Relationship Stress During Pregnancy

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Parents
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Now that you're pregnant, you're saddled with making decisions for both yourself and your unborn child about how to respond and react when things get stressful. You know that you want to minimize stress -- so as to have a healthy pregnancy -- so you may choose tactics like avoidance.

6 Simple Habits For Boosting Your Energy Levels

Kathy Smart | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Smart

Anyone can have more energy; they just need to know what to do to cultivate it. It isn't a special pill or a magic powder. It is found in some really basic things that I have discovered that consistently keep my energy level high, regardless of what I have going on in my life.

When The Going Gets Tough, Consider The Worst Case Scenario

Erin Blaskie | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Living
Erin Blaskie

It sounds a little crazy, doesn't it? When you're filled with fear and overwhelmed with stress, the last thing you want to do is think about how it can get worse. Or, is it?

Send Seasonal Allergies Back Into Hibernation - Naturally

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

For many the seasonal transition from winter to spring includes not only thoughts of warmer weather, gardening, and lighter clothing, but also the bothersome and downright annoying symptoms of seasonal allergies.

Don't Underestimate Stress: How It Harms And Ages Your Body

Marc Davis | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

The irony for many of us is that our "stress response" has become even more damaging to our health than the everyday events that trigger our stress. In other words, we typically tend to preoccupy our minds with these stressful incidents long after they're over. And so the cortisol keeps flowing long after it should have abated.

What's The Best Shape For Your Poo?

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Taking a look at your poop before you flush allows you be your own health detective. You can even potentially catch harmful conditions before they progress, such as parasite infection, leaky gut syndrome or even colon cancer.

Fight The March Blues With These 8 Cold And Flu Remedies

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Exposure to bacteria and viruses along with mental and physical stressors can take a toll on our bodies, making us susceptible to illness. While we cannot always prevent the cold and flu, having a strong immune system is one of the best protections against these pathogens, and get us back to feeling ourselves quicker.