Category Archives: Media

Staying healthy for life

“Age Brilliantly’ states the cover title this month of a well-known magazine. The articles inside give examples of individuals of different decades and the various ways – mentally and physically – they have aged ‘brilliantly’ with vigor and joy each … Continue reading

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Canada Day – celebrating the pioneer spirit

Canada Day is one of my favourite days of the year! Why? Because two decades ago I became a Canadian citizen on this very day. So, like many others, I am not only celebrating Canada’s birthday but also the anniversary … Continue reading

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Freedom from chronic pain

Chronic pain – sometimes referred to as the ‘invisible illness’ – affects an estimated 16 million Canadians who live with at least one condition considered ‘chronic’ in that it is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects. Even with a … Continue reading

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Health headline confusion ~ how to stop the yo-yo effect.

‘Self-medicators beware’ read a recent headline; and the article proceeded to warn about the risk of a popular drug, which was deemed user friendly, but has now been found to cause noticeable side effects. We often read about what was … Continue reading

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In an emergency do you respond or react

By Anna Bowness-Park Emergency preparedness kits and websites are important for disaster planning, and with the recent earthquake rumblings that some felt, discussion about what to do is back on the front burner. As important as these websites and kits … Continue reading

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Welcome Spring! Is health renewed by cleaning the mental closet?

The hint of spring brings a sense of renewal to our lives. We shake off the winter parkas and get ready to rake the yard, clean out the closets, and get outside and be active. Over the past unusually cold … Continue reading

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Laughter’s tie to innate joy is truly medicinal

Have you had a good laugh lately? I mean a really good – deep, healing within – laugh? Years ago, I ran across a group practicing “laughter yoga” and found myself fascinated. As I watched, I couldn’t help but smile, … Continue reading

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Clara Hughes –Mental Health beyond the Big Ride

  Clara Hughes, an athlete for all seasons – celebrated Olympic medalist in both Summer and Winter Games – sees her success as more than earning medals; she is a passionate advocate for mental health. As one who struggled successfully … Continue reading

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Insomnia and sleep fears – finding the peace that heals

Eight hours or four hours? Naps or not? What do we believe about sleep and how much we need? We all have personal experiences and opinions about it. And, millions of people suffer from sleep deprivation, leading many to seek … Continue reading

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Addressing the fear factor in Canada’s health care

The old axiom “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” no longer holds entirely true in caring for our health. We are all looking for more accurate and safer ways to prevent illness. But to find them … Continue reading

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