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Monday, July 14th, 2014

How does Disorganization Affect your Stress?

Many of us try to be organized. It’s no fun living in chaos, with messes here and lost items there. Especially frustrating are situations like not being able to find things when heading out the door, while trying to get to work on time, causing faster driving, and setting that stressful pace for the morning…and

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Work-Life Stress: How to Get Your Balance Back

It is not surprising that 58% of Canadians are affected by the pressures of balancing demands such as work, home and other responsibilities, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. But how do we know when it’s...

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Kids Need Downtime Too!

We hear a lot about reducing our stress, as adults, and strive for that desperately needed leisure time, for the sake of our sanity, but how often do we consider it for our children? It seems ironic...

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Chronic Stress: Get it Before it Gets You

Your heart is pumping, breathing is rapid, adrenaline kicking in, tension building, emotions heightened—you’re irritable, frustrated or angry, and maybe ready to blow—all symptoms of stress. Multiply this by frequent occurrences, and you have a recipe for...

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Strong Communities: A Buffer Against Bullying

What feelings are evoked when you hear about stories such as the alleged rape and resulting year-and-a-half of bullying that prompted teen Rehtaeh Parsons to hang herself? For some of us it’s anger, others frustration or maybe...

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Talking to friends and family about Infertility

Previous articles in Healthy Living Magazine
 discussed emotional and relationship concerns
 during the infertility experience. Another aspect
of infertility is how to handle questions, comments
and expectations from friends and family.
 Individuals and couples experiencing infertility often tell me...

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Boost your Immune System with Less Stress

Cheryl Patterson provides some practical tips on boosting your immune system by building up resilience to stress. Most of us hate getting sick, and go to almost any lengths to avoid it, loading up on echinacea and...

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Relationship Stress: Coping with Infertility as a Couple

The previous edition of Healthy Living discussed ways to cope with emotional stress in infertility. Another form of stress often experienced during the infertility process is relationship stress. During the ups and downs of the infertility process,...

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Coping with Emotional Stress in Infertility

“We always dreamed of having a family of four.” “We never thought we would have trouble getting pregnant.” “I feel so alone and sad.” “This is not the way it was supposed to be…” but in fact,...