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Need to Boost Your Mood? Turn Up the Music!

By Susan Williams The other morning I got into the car.  It was freezing outside and as I sat down on the rock hard seats and started the car a blast of cold air from the vents greeted me.  I began to mutter to myself about how tired I...

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Busting the 21 Day Habit Urban Myth

For the longest time I always believed  – “They say it takes only 21 days to make or break a habit”.   The challenge with this was I never knew exactly who ‘they‘ were. So on a whim, I thought I would check to see if this statement was...

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Want To Be Happier – Look Inside Not Out

In Canada, we tend to be a pretty happy group. Based on a global world happiness survey, Canada ranked 6th in the world – just behind Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Poland. That’s pretty impressive. But do you sometimes still feel like you might be happier if you could just...

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Could This Be An Early Way to Diagnose Dementia?

Dementia – is a devastating syndrome that deteriorates a person’s memory, thinking and behaviour. Could this questionnaire possibly help diagnose dementia in it’s earliest stages?

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A Mindfulness Newbie

Is it just me or does it seem like everywhere you look there are references and articles about mindfulness? There is mindful meditation, mindful eating, how to be mindful, practicing mindfulness just to name a few. It made me wonder – what exactly is mindfulness? Dr. Kabat-Zinn,  the founding Executive...

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Can You Schedule Creativity?

I was thinking the other day about how I needed to find more time to be creative. You know what I’m talking about – the time to just sit back to dream, feel, create and believe that anything is possible. Given I had been so busy lately I thought...

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