Aging/Wellness

EXERCISE WITH NOTHING TO LOSE

How many times have you heard,” If you want to lose weight get off your butt and start exercising”. You may even, like me, have done just that. You are determined to lose those twenty pounds you’ve put on over the past twenty years. You see the ads for fitness facilities and listen to the…

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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Who says a leopard can’t change its spots? These old adages reinforce the deeply held belief that we can’t change so why try! We have been brainwashed to belief that our DNA is fixed. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is growing evidence…

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NATURE’S REMEDY

How did we get to be so afraid of nature? It is, after all, the life force without which there would be no existence as we know it. Our fear of the dangers that lurk in nature often prevent us from enjoying the restorative experience that a walk in the woods brings. In order to…

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HO– USEKEEPING FOR HEALTH

I’ve never been a big fan of housework. It has always seemed to me to be a lost cause. As fast as you clean up, chaos descends. I once had a neighbor who cleaned her windows every day while undergoing renovations. While I admired her commitment to keeping a clean house, I breathed a sigh…

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GUIDED MEDITATION

The increasing number of fitness businesses popping up, show that people living the frenetic life-style of today understand the value of physical wellbeing. But what about our emotional and spiritual needs? Guided meditation is a gift for the soul from which comes peace, balance and inspiration. By committing ourselves to practicing meditation daily, we ensure…

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MEDITATION AND HEALING

Meditation has become a hot topic in the wellness discussion. Meditation Centers are popping up everywhere and the internet holds countless sources of assistance for meditation. To many people I know, however, their response to a suggestion of meditation is, “You’ve got to be kidding”. For many of us, when we think of meditation, we…

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WHO CAN I TURN TO?

We have been brought up on the notion that doctors are infallible. If they can’t find a cure there isn’t one.  Although we enjoy a level of health care here in Canada that is the envy of many other countries, what our prevalent model ignores are the alternative ways of healing that are available. We…

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DIAGNOSIS BY INTERNET

The internet and other forms of media provide an overwhelming amount of information about health and wellness. This surely is a hot topic today. Some provide excellent resources while others provide an opportunity for opportunists to make a dollar from our obsession with health.  What we need to remember is that information on the internet and…

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