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Balancing Work and Caregiving

By Wendy Johnstone on Jun 7, 2017

Almost 28 per cent of Canadians combine paid work and caregiving. The majority of caregivers experience wonderful feelings of fulfillment by giving back to the person they are caring for and enjoy strengthened family relations. The strains of caregiving, however, take their toll. Read more...


How to Grow Young

By W.K. Edwardson on May 25, 2017

Some people believe Bucket List is an overused phrase. Call it what you will but it translates into a lifetime of hopes and dreams, and checking them off one by one is a whole lot of fun. Read more...


Knuckleball

By Dave O'Karma on May 25, 2017

I started working on a knuckleball. Why, you may ask? Does it have anything to do with the recent loss of a job I’ve worked for 30 years? Read more...


A Sense of Purpose

By Kiana Karimkhani on May 1, 2017

A Change of Mind is a Victoria-made documentary that centres on the body’s most complex organ, more delicate than a ripened peach: the brain. It uncovers the hidden epidemic of brain injury in which countless people are going unseen and undiagnosed. Read more...


Self-Compassion

By Wendy Johnstone on Apr 28, 2017

It turns out that when we are kind to ourselves or showing self-compassion, it leads to increased feelings of happiness, optimism, gratitude, and life satisfaction. It’s even linked to better coping and resiliency in the face of demanding life situations, such as caring for someone else. Read more...


Get Healthier While You Sleep

By Eve Lees on Apr 3, 2017

Studies show sleep deprivation can affect our memory, reaction time, judgment, the ability to reason logically, mathematical and verbal skills, and the ability to handle stress. Read more...


Acknowledging Loss

By Wendy Johnstone on Apr 3, 2017

The experience of loss, regardless of age, can cause emotional pain or a disruption in our lives. Losses can be minor or major and relative to how the person experiencing the loss perceives it. Read more...


Five Low-Impact Cardio Exercises

By Lorne Marr on Mar 23, 2017

You want to get out there and get moving. You want to get back into shape. You want to feel better. But, like all of us, you've accumulated a wealth of little aches, pains, creaks and cracks that present over time. Read more...


Start the Conversation

By Wendy Johnstone on Mar 7, 2017

Advance care planning isn’t just for seniors or those facing a critical illness. A process of thinking about and sharing your wishes for future health and personal care, it’s for everyone, including family caregivers, the young and the healthy. Read more...


Gym Wear — Comfortable & Sexy

By Callie Martin on Mar 7, 2017

Whether you’re practising for that marathon you’ve always dreamed of running, or simply getting in the habit of taking brisk walks around the neighbourhood, it’s time to ditch the old sweatshirt you’ve had since college and lunge your way into the world of fashionable athletics! Read more...


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