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Marathon Caregiving

By Wendy Johnstone on Aug 8, 2017

Long-term caregiving isn’t uncommon. The biggest risk of marathon caring is “hitting a wall.” Being a successful marathon caregiver takes skill and endurance. It’s about knowing the course, running in a pack and keeping your eye on the prize. Read more...


Control the Symptoms of Aging

By Eve Lees on Aug 1, 2017

The scientist who developed the “free-radical” theory of aging passed away in November 2014. Denham Harman was years ahead of his time when he claimed, in 1954, that aging is just another disease that could be managed and controlled. Read more...


Unplugging at the Spa

By Kate Robertson on Jul 1, 2017

When a friend suggested it was time to see what a week at a spa could do for my health, I found myself at Rancho la Puerta in Tecate, Mexico (an hour from San Diego). Read more...


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...


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