A Guide to Self-Care

July 19, 2021 | Reagan

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Self-care is not selfish! According to the World Health Organization, self-care is “the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider.” Basically, what we do to care for ourselves...

Fitness At Home

June 4, 2021 | Reagan

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Is anyone else feeling unmotivated about doing at-home workouts during the COVID-19 pandemic? Personally, I miss the gym. I miss packing my bag, donning my overpriced workout gear and going to a fitness class where I would have a brutal workout surrounded by other competitive, sweaty humans. My dog Lennon...

May is Vision Health Month

May 14, 2021 | Winona

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May is Vision Health Month! Did you know: 1.2 million Canadians are living with vision loss, and over 8 million, or nearly 1 in 5, are living with an eye disease that could cause sight loss? Vision Health Month is a chance to think about your vision health and learn...

"I love you too, Billy": Books about Dementia and Family

May 14, 2021 | Bill V.

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Bill V. and Mom both in masks. (Mom's the pretty one) My Mom is 90 and living with dementia. This isn't a unique or even unusual story. It breaks my heart to see her decline. But I've come up with some coping mechanisms that helped me through this. I batch...

World Water Day: March 22, 2021

March 19, 2021 | Reagan

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March 22 is World Water Day! Beginning in 1993, the United Nations celebrated water and helped raise awareness for the 2.2 billion people that are living without access to safe water (according to the UN's World Water Day Toolkit). This year the UN is asking us to participate in a...

Random Acts of Kindness Day 2021

February 12, 2021 | Reagan

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Wednesday, February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day! I encourage you to set the intention to doing a kind act for another person, be it someone you know or a complete stranger, or even a kind act for yourself. The Kindness Book by Todd Parr According to the scientists...

Weed 101

December 28, 2020 | Reagan

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When I think about weed (also known as cannabis, marijuana, pot, etc.), I always think about the episode in Frasier when Niles unknowingly gets his father stoned. I simply had to re-watch the episode before writing this blog post and to my delight, it's a holiday episode! As a stoned,...

Forest Bathing

October 13, 2020 | Reagan

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This fall I have been spending a lot of time outdoors so I thought I would investigate the health trend of forest bathing. Forest bathing is the practice of spending time connecting with nature through our senses with no specific destination in mind. Basically the medicine of being in the...

Mental Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Right now, many people are feeling worried and anxious because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We're learning to adapt to a "new normal" that's constantly changing. This guest post is by Dr. Katy Kamkar, PhD., C. Psych., Clinical Psychologist, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She offers some great...

Viruses and Vaccines from the Past to the Present

May 25, 2020 | Ann

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Right now, researchers in Canada and around the world are working to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 and we are all eagerly awaiting news and updates. At the same time, there have been many articles comparing the COVID-19 virus and pandemic to other viruses and pandemics throughout history. In...