Canada Wellbeing

Calm Down, You Can Literally Worry Yourself Sick

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Overly worried people reestablish a sense of perspective. While it is perfectly acceptable to be a little nervous before an exam or a job interview, getting paralyzed with fear over every eventuality is not. There is only so much the mind can bear in terms of apprehension. Beyond that things start spinning out of control.

Moms, You Don't Need an Excuse to Make Time for Friends

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 02.25.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

I get my "friend fix" every Saturday morning at my youngest daughter's gymnastics class. So here's my question: Why do I feel like I need the "excuse" of gymnastics class to spend time with my friends? Maintaining my friendships is an important part of maintaining my well-being.

Be Creative or Die Inside

Lacey Haynes | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Living
Lacey Haynes

I have experienced firsthand the internal withering that comes from slinking away from a creative existence. I have also felt the expansiveness, the joy and delight that comes from choosing imagination and possibility. I don't think it's too dramatic or petulant to say that life without imagination sucks.

Five Things You Should Know About Probiotics

Jane Dummer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

What is your gut instinct telling you about probiotics? Do you need more information? You're not alone. Over the past decade, dietitians and gastroenterologists have been discovering exciting new findings about probiotics, the gut and health. Here are my top five facts that will help you understand probiotics.

Great Leaders Inspire

Paula Pyne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Paula Pyne

At the Wisdom 2.0 Business conference, I experienced this raw honesty over and over. It was truly moving. At one point, there were over 200 diverse people, coming from various backgrounds, chanting OM together then revering the silence that came after. It wasn't our titles or egos or the performance of our last quarter that brought us together.

Happy Employees Make for Innovative Businesses

Paula Pyne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Paula Pyne

Wellbeing has a place in business, in education, and in government. We know that when people are given the space and the nurturing to do what they are here to do, they naturally become more positive, joyous, and compassionate...and it's out of this place that innovation arises.

Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

One study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found evidence that vegetarians have a slightly better chance at living longer than omnivores. So, should we all consider becoming vegetarians for the sake of a longer life? Not necessarily.

How Important is Exercise to Your Well-Being?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

"Health is not everything, but without it, nothing is anything." I am a great believer in that. I know now that my physical health is the foundation of what I can do in life, whether it concerns work or leisurely activities. The happier I am, the more fulfilled I feel, the easier it seems to stay healthy and fit.

The Hotdog Condiment That Can Fight Cancer

Harriet Sugar-Miller | Posted 08.25.2012 | Canada Living
Harriet Sugar-Miller

Like other fermented foods, sauerkraut contains hefty amounts of beneficial bacteria -- and those bacteria ferment the fiber you eat to produce butyrate, a powerful fatty acid. That's right! The stuff that you lather on top of your hot dogs actually fights cancer, and here's how!

Sayonara Super-Sized Soda!

Rachel Ryan | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada
Rachel Ryan

The Glenn Becks of the world might be happy being fat. But Michelle Obama has introduced a healthy eating initiative to promote healthy choices, and to avoid obesity. No one has to participate in the campaign -- but in New York, Bloomberg is forcing citizens to cut down on their calorie intake by imposing a 16-ounce limit on all sugary drinks.

Can the WHO Make Chronic Diseases Less Chronic

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Chronic diseases account for 36 million deaths annually, over 60 per cent of the human mortality rate. They continue to accelerate globally and are advancing across all regions, affecting all socioeconomic classes. It is expected that almost three-quarters of all deaths will be caused by chronic diseases by 2020.