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Ways To Make The Weekend Yours Again

Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Living

Making time for the most important person in your life -- you -- is essential for overall health and well-being. But sometimes life gets in the way: work piles up, the kids need a drive to practice, and the household chore list gets unbelievably long. We list five effective ways to take back your life.

4 Tips For Dating Someone With Anxiety

Chakameh Shafii | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Living
Chakameh Shafii

Your partner might have had their anxiety long before you came along and you can't try to "fix them". Remember to pay attention to your mental health and well-being. By leading an active lifestyle not only do you feel better but you encourage your partner to stay healthy.

Must Watch: Outstanding Sports Moments

Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Living

Awe-inspiring sports moments that give us goosebumps. From the AOL Partner Studio

Low-Impact Exercises That Actually Work

Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living

In our twenties we would go to the gym and train hard without thinking twice about the stress we were putting on our joints. Things change as we age a...

Remember Playing These Games As Kids?

Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Living

Rediscover your inner child and take part in these activities we played as kids. From the AOL Partner Studio.

Dad, Your Cruel Criticisms Still Haunt Me

Lenora Thompson | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Parents
Lenora Thompson

I was just a little girl, but you had a barbed tongue. Oh, you always couched your cruelty in humour. As if comedy was a disinfectant that redeems meanness. Time and again, I asked Mommy, "Please, tell Daddy to stop teasing me. It hurts my feelings." But you wouldn't or couldn't stop.

Reasons Why Life Gets Better After 40

Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Living

Reasons why life gets better after 40. From the AOL Partner Studio

Amazing Names For Those Nameless Pains

Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Living

The real names behind the aches and pains we feel. From the AOL Partner Studio

The Road To Recovery For The Modern Day Addict

Tania DaSilva | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada
Tania DaSilva

Tania DaSilva of Thrive Therapy @thrive.therapy had the pleasure of sitting down with Benn Young @bennyoungbennyoung in the Queen West area of Toronto...

Stretch Time! Moves That Make You Feel Good

Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Living

Five stretches that kick-start your morning and get those muscles moving

Someone Tell The Ontario Liberals That Autism Doesn't End At 5

Janet McLaughlin | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Janet McLaughlin

When the Progressive Conservatives and the NDP agree on something, the issue must transcend ideology. On Tuesday the PCs, supported by their opposition colleagues, will move that the Ontario government restore funding for Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) therapy for children five years of age and over.

Why Isn't Psychotherapy Covered By Health Care?

Chris Curry | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Living
Chris Curry

In terms of health care, we have it pretty good. If you are unfortunately diagnosed with cancer, most, if not all of your treatment will be paid for. If you break your leg, you can go to the ER and get a cast and leave without a bill. If you require surgery, the government will pay for that too. But what if your issue isn't physical? What if what's holding you back in life is a mental concern? Well, then you're kind of out of luck.

Teach Kids These Breathing Techniques To Control Big Emotions

Tania DaSilva | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Parents
Tania DaSilva

When you teach your child "calm breathing," you are using a technique that works to slow down his/her breathing, combating upset, stressed and anxious feelings. Teaching a child to use calm breathing to regulate their emotions is important because it shows them how to change their breathing to minimize the effects of their emotions.

Overhauling The Helping Profession: A Guide To Good Counselling

Alyson Jones | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

It is my belief that good counselling can provide a much-needed service in our modern world, but therapy needs to grow and adapt with the times. We have a society filled with very busy, potentially stressed people who want concrete results and some who still fear being stigmatized by seeking therapy or having to go to the "head shrinker."

When Someone You Love Is Depressed

Lisa Brookman | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Brookman

Although we wish they would just "snap out of it" and stop feeling sorry for themselves, it's important to remember that depression is an illness, not sadness or self-pity... People don't enjoy being depressed. It's certainly not a choice. If they could just "snap out of it and get over it," then trust me, they would.

I Just Don't Know How To Be Happy

Camillo Zacchia, PhD | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living
Camillo Zacchia, PhD

So what is depression? It isn't like a typical disease that can be measured with a lab test. For this reason I think the best way to see depression is as a symptom. It is a mood state characterized by sadness or loss of pleasure. The question is what is creating the symptom?

Sufism: How Creativity Can Reconnect Us With Nature

Aya Al-Hakim | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Living
Aya Al-Hakim

Humanity is seen to be independent from nature, even above it. This has been the Western vision of the world. In poisoning the earth, we were led on a self-destructive path. But I try to invoke here an alternative vision, expressed by Islamic (Sufi) arts, which finds that the way humanity relates and depends on nature can be renewed once the creative life is reclaimed.

How To Make Decisions Without Distress

Susan Valentine | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Living
Susan Valentine

When we feel stuck, our usual tactics -- giving ourselves more time, assessing pros and cons, soliciting our friends for advice -- don't really help, and in fact, can escalate our anxiety.

What It's Like to Be a Professional Cuddler

Carlen Costa | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

But, what if you don't have access to cuddling? What if you are one of many who seemingly function in life as touch-deprived individuals? What if you wanted to and could cuddle with someone right now? Well, here's what I've learned you can do about it.

These Two Meetings Will Save Your Marriage and Business

Geeta Nadkarni | Posted 06.05.2016 | Canada Business
Geeta Nadkarni

Like most couples, we have certain labels we've come to own over time. I, for example, am the visionary, the queen of creative chaos. I bring fire, optimism and 10 ideas a minute to each conversation. Meanwhile, Pat is producer, the king of structure. He is organized, dependable, a genius at follow through.

How Dementia Patients Benefit From Gardening

AlzLIVE | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Living
AlzLIVE

Even if your loved one has never been an avid gardener, introducing them to blooms now could be a good idea: this green hobby has been shown to benefit dementia and Alzheimer's patients. Long-term care facilities sometimes refer to it as horticultural therapy -- the connection that dementia patients develop to past and future through tending plants, indoors or out.

Kids Need You to Trust Them

Susan Valentine | Posted 05.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Susan Valentine

As parents and caregivers, how can we best help our children shape their sense of self? Trust. Through trusting them, demonstrating trustworthiness, and instilling a sense of trust. The more we trust our children, and are open to listening to their feelings and experiences, the more they learn to trust their own internal state.

Smiley The Blind Therapy Dog Brings Joy To Everyone He Meets

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Impact

He's "the happiest dog in the world."

Five Handmade Fashion Brands for Your Special Someone

Kristen Marano | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Style
Kristen Marano

I've always believed that Valentine's Day was a time to extend love to anyone or anything in your life that you appreciate. For me, fashion has always been the number one "thing" that I love. I want to give a little love to five of my favourite designers who sell fashion made by hand, so you can buy something for your special someone.

Stem Cell Pioneer's Major Multinational Discovery May Speed Research

University of Toronto News | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada
University of Toronto News

There's a new class of stem cell that's exciting researchers around the world -- and it was discovered by an international team of almost 50 scientist...