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Stress! It’s All In Your Head…

It’s official. Stress (and the icky effects of it) is now a global health concern. The World Health Organization claims that stress is now considered the health epidemic of the 21st... 



Values vs. Shoulds

Our values speak volumes when it comes to understanding our behaviour. Many people want to change only to beat themselves up in the end because it didn’t stick. The idea of change;... 



Falling Off the “Resolution Wagon” is Good for Your Health!

It is a common theme in any area of health research — lifestyle makes a big difference. From getting enough sleep and eating your veggies, to managing your stress well and staying... 



Good Grief

If you are alive, chances are you have experienced loss in your lifetime. The loss of a job, loss of your youth, loss of a friendship, and the ultimate and heart breaking loss of a... 



Who Is Your Role Model For Health?

What is it to be healthy? Who do you look to for a healthy dose of inspiration? Is it the local fitness leader or personal trainer or do you get motivated by the neighbourhood triathlete?... 



You Had Me at “Hello”

When I lived in Victoria, I used to run the trail around Elk and Beaver Lakes in the mornings before work. As a practice, I would always say “hello” to my fellow outdoor enthusiasts... 



A Mantra for Mondays

Do you find yourself excited for Monday? Do you bound out of bed Monday morning with a smile on your face and joy in your heart, anxious to get to work? If you do, you are one of the... 



Speaking of Health…

Living the average North American lifestyle can be stressful. With chronic stress comes the potential for chronic illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and chronic fatigue syndrome... 



“Someday” is NOT a Day of the Week

I am surprised that with all the drugs in development for syndromes we haven’t heard of, there isn’t a drug to cure chronic procrastination. As a procrastinator, I would seriously... 



The Pursuit of Happiness; Fact or Fiction?

No matter how we pursue it or define it, there is one thing we all have in common: the pursuit of happiness. Some temporarily find it in wealth, others in love, and others in chocolate,... 



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