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The Other Side

The Other Side

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. Thich Nhat Hanh  As 2016 draws to a close and a new year approaches, a common refrain I hear from many people is what a lousy year it has been for them individually – illnesses, injuries, relationship woes,…

Every Day Is Valentine’s Day
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Every Day Is Valentine’s Day

Deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu Who would have thought that a chance encounter with a stranger one winter evening could leave a lifelong impression? Christmas was a few days away and I remember thinking as I finished my holiday errands, what a beautiful night…

Pain Sucks, Part 5 of 7: Laugh Out Loud
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Pain Sucks, Part 5 of 7: Laugh Out Loud

Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle, Actor, Comedian  I can’t imagine a day without laughter.  Growing research shows that daily laughter is healthy for you in many ways.  According to the Mayo Clinic, laughter is definitely the best medicine.  Here are the health benefits of a good chuckle: Laughter relieves pain.  It stimulates your…

Pain Sucks, Part 4 of 7: Get Your ZZZs
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Pain Sucks, Part 4 of 7: Get Your ZZZs

Sleep eludes you.  You toss and turn in bed like a Christmas turkey in the oven, hoping for a few hours of shut-eye before that dreaded alarm clock sets off. You’re not alone.  According to Statistics Canada, an estimated 3.3 million Canadians, age fifteen and older, have problems falling asleep or staying asleep.  The data…

OMG, It’s that time of the year again!

OMG, It’s that time of the year again!

The Christmas holidays are here and for many people it can be more stressful than joyful.  There is a wide variety of holiday stresses: crowded shopping malls, family gatherings, being alone and overspending.   There are simple things you can do to reduce stress and save your sanity during the holidays: Get outside. Physical exercise,…