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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 06.16.2015 | 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.

Caregivers Often Get Depressed, but There's an App for That

AlzLIVE | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Impact
AlzLIVE

Because of the tremendous load caregivers sometimes take on, they are more likely than their non-carer counterparts to develop mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. These websites and apps aim to make those days more manageable.

Stop Complaining About Valentine's Day

Carlen Costa | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

Here's my concern about some of the complaints I've heard. The rally against demonstrating affection in and around Valentine's Day has become such a boring argument at this point. Why are we wasting our energy fighting against the expression of love?

#BellLet'sTalk Day: Workplaces Need to Get Serious About Mental Health

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Living
Sandy Kiaizadeh

You may have noticed that your social media feeds have been inundated with the #BellLetsTalk hashtag. That's because Bell Let's Talk day is on Wednesday, January 28. We need workplaces that value their employees' mental health. Employers need to lead by example by recognizing workplace signs of undiagnosed depression, such as difficulty making decisions, decreased productivity, inability to concentrate and any unusual increases in errors in work, just to name a few.

This Is Why You Can't Empathize With People You Don't Know

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada Living

Our ability to express empathy -- understanding or vicariously experiencing others' feelings -- kicks into action when we get comfortable enough with ...

Why Canada Is Lagging Behind When it Comes to Child Health

Nicole Letourneau | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada Living
Nicole Letourneau

Something is amiss in Canada. A 2014 UNICEF report compared the health and development of children in Canada with 28 other wealthy nations. In spite of being a G8 country, Canada's children rank number 17th, a status that has not budged in the last 10 years. The question is, why are these problems still so widespread?

Survey Says: Work Was The Big Stressor For Canadians In 2014

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada Living

Whistling while you work may not help melt the stress away, but a little mindful breathing does the trick for some. A new survey of more than 2,70...

Don't Rush To Get Back in Shape After the Holidays

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Chances are the holidays have left you sleep-deprived, perhaps even more than usual. So you may want to go to bed a little earlier or sleep in for a few days, if you can. There are plenty of things you can do to readjust your sleep pattern, so you wake up refreshed instead of hung over.

The Holidays Aren't a Happy Time for Everybody

Arthur Gallant | Posted 02.20.2015 | Canada Living
Arthur Gallant

So when you're sitting at the dinner table eating turkey dinner for the tenth time or struggling to find room for all those new presents, consider yourself grateful. Please don't take anything you have for granted. What you consider such a normal part of the holidays are things people like me dream about and yearn for.

Cynicism, Paranoia and Stress Can Dramatically Impact Your Health

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Living
Romeo Vitelli

When the researchers looked at how Type A behaviour was linked to cardiovascular disease however, the results were very different. Stress, neuroticism, cynicism, and paranoia were all significant predictors of cardiovascular disease although being ambitious and hard-driven were not.

The Present is a Gift: The Benefits of Being Mindful

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

Driving. Eating. Cooking. Brushing our teeth. Applying lipstick. Even, having sex! Most of the things we do in life are done mindlessly from memory, and not actively aware. It wasn't until I took a mindfulness meditation course that I realized what we are all missing out on!

Three Holiday Foods to Boost Immune Health

Jane Dummer | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

You may think it's more difficult to be healthy over the holiday season, but many of your favourite holiday foods are stuffed with nutrition. When you practice portion control and tweak preparation techniques, you'll cruise through the season with the health benefits and energy to fight off any germs lurking on the scene. Here are three immune-boosting holiday foods to include on your menu all season long.

How to Keep Calm and Christmas On

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Chronically overworked and overtired, we often don't have enough energy left for doing the things we really want, such as spending more quality time alone or with loved ones. It doesn't have to be this way. The holiday season can be a good opportunity to re-examine our priorities.

How Certain Scents Can Lift Your Mood

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

About five years ago, I was going through a really challenging life transition. I couldn't sleep and was experiencing a good amount of anxiety. I did not want to try medications or sleep aids, so I opted for essential oils to calm my nerves and bring my life back into balance. Since this period in my life, I have been curious about the benefits of scents.

Dear Teacher, Thank You for Taking the Time to Really See Me

Lori Gard | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

Dear Teacher: You called after me today. I was frustrated. Angry. Tired and lonely. And I didn't want to hear someone tell me for the bazillionth time all that I had done wrong. Tell me how I had been a bully. A bad boy. The truth is: I know. I know I am a bully. I have a hard time making friends because I'm different. But you took the time.

7 Steps to Helping Your Children Manage Anxiety

Alyson Jones | Posted 01.04.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Anxiety is the number one mental health concern for children. Our children are growing up in a highly anxious world, surrounded by a massive amount of stimulation and information. Here are some practical and important tips to assist you with grounding your children in this anxious world, and helping them develop their self regulation capabilities.