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December 22nd, 2014
Rules for holding productive family meetings

Rules for holding productive family meetings

Family Meeting

Tis’ the season for family gatherings and celebrations and with family members coming together to celebrate the holiday season, there’s no better time to hold a family meeting. Family meetings are meant to be positive and productive but can easily become tense and emotional. There are some simple rules that you can follow in order

December 18th, 2014
4 tips for caring for aging parents from a distance

4 tips for caring for aging parents from a distance

senior woman

Everything is fine—and then it happens. You get a call in the middle of the night to say that your older parent who is 3,000 kms away has fallen and is in the hospital. Or, your mother, who lives across the province, calls you to say she can no longer cope with your father’s illness.

December 12th, 2014
Why Homecare Is the Best Option for Your Loved One

Why Homecare Is the Best Option for Your Loved One

Elderly home care

Choosing a care option for an elderly family member can be a difficult and emotional decision for everyone involved. More and more families are opting for in-home care for a number of reasons. In many cases, it is more comfortable for the senior and significantly more affordable than other care options. However, many homecare companies

November 24th, 2014
Living in a small place

Living in a small place

How to maximize living in a smaller space Photo caption: This screen is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Nightingale AF-670 which is a perfect complement to warm wooden furniture paired with modern accents. (NC) It comes as no surprise that Canadians are living in smaller spaces. As national real estate prices continue to rise, our homes

November 17th, 2014
Be aware that cancer side effects can last a lifetime

Be aware that cancer side effects can last a lifetime

Be aware that cancer side effects can last a lifetime (NC) After six months of hormone therapy, and 38 doses of radiation, Jim Dorsey thought he’d finished with the treatment for his prostate cancer. Nearly 15 years later, he’s a cancer survivor – but he’s still feeling the effects of treatment. “I didn’t realize that

November 10th, 2014
Five tips for Autumn Wellness

Five tips for Autumn Wellness

Five tips for natural autumn wellness (NC) Much like the environment, our bodies respond to the changes in the seasons. It is important, therefore, help our bodies cope with these seasonal fluctuations by making changes to our routine, diet and supplement regime. The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) has the following five tips to help

November 3rd, 2014
Changes in Eye Health – Alzheimer’s

Changes in Eye Health – Alzheimer’s

Changes in the eye may give early Alzheimer’s diagnosis (NC) They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. It turns out they are also windows to the brain, and could give us new insight into dementia. Recent research suggests that the plaque build-up in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease also

October 27th, 2014
Exercise with Arthritis

Exercise with Arthritis

Exercise with arthritis so you can break free from the pain (NC) Canadians who suffer from arthritis are challenged with symptoms such as swollen, stiff or tender joints. These symptoms can be incapacitating, making even simple household tasks a real chore, let alone attempting a favourite sport or pastime. One might think that not exercising

October 20th, 2014
Healthy Habits for Fall Cleaning

Healthy Habits for Fall Cleaning

Healthy habits for fall cleaning (NC) Spring cleaning gets all the attention, but fall is the perfect time to get the outside of your house ready to guard against cold temperatures and the inside of your house set up to begin the hibernation process that winter often brings for many Canadians. Not sure how to

October 13th, 2014
Tips on Avoiding the Autumn Cold

Tips on Avoiding the Autumn Cold

Tips on avoiding the autumn cold   (NC) The end of summer is on the horizon and with the chillier weather around the corner, more Canadians will find themselves spending more time indoors. But being indoors also means you are in closer quarters with more people and you may soon find yourself with sniffles, congestion


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