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SOS To STRESS Day. We all need to learn more about how to deal with stress and build our resiliency. Check Out Beverly’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency By Celebrating SOS To STRESS Day.Read More
Identifying Depression In Children. It is hard to understand how a child can experience depression. What do they have to be depressed about? If a student becomes depressed, he/she is unlikely to talk about it. Very likely, a depressed child will think that no one else feels the same way and that no one will understand their problems.Read More
3% of our children are suicidal at any given time and our rates are increasing among our youth. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among our children ages 15-19 and studies show that 1 in 7 students have seriously considered suicide. Do you know the facts?Read More
There are days when things are so hectic that I forget where I am suppose to be or I leave important notes and items back at my office. How do you maintain a balanced life?Read More
Hours of computer slouching, hunching over while texting and laying around as a couch potato have serious repercussions on our posture.Read More
Uncertainty was listed as the most stressful element relating to conception. If you know someone who is experiencing fertility issues, let them know that you understand how difficult this is for them and that you are there to listen to their frustrations, their fears, and their disappointments. And please don’t tell them to ‘Just Relax’!Read More
Celebrating Mental Health Week. Emotional Wellness emphasizes an awareness and acceptance of one’s feelings. It includes the ability to adjust to the various obstacles one may encounter in life, the development of autonomy, the ability to realistically assess one’s limitations and the maintenance of satisfying relationships.Read More
Foot Health Month. Given the projected growth of the elderly through the next 25 years and the growing concern to remain independent for as long as possible, Foot Health Month is all about increasing the awareness of foot health.Read More
According to Beverly Beuermann-King, stress and wellness specialist, optimal health is being able to live your life to the fullest, without feeling overwhelmed or unsatisfied. Eliminating all stress is impossible, but balancing it and minimizing its impact is easy to do when you use the right tools”.Read More
Stress Awareness Month: The fear of negative evaluation (FNE) was first defined by Watson and Friend in 1969 as “apprehension about other’s evaluations, distress over their negative evaluations, and the expectation that others would evaluate oneself negatively.” Tips on how to cope with FNE and not let stress derail you.Read More
Canadian workers identified new technology in the workplace as a significant source of stress. Never before have individuals been asked to adapt as rapidly. Alvin Toffler called this strain of not being able to adapt quickly enough to these changes “Future Shock”.Read More
Being able to laugh about our situation and ourselves helps us to release the tension, regain our perspective, accept that which we cannot change and experience joy. It also gives us the physical energy and mental resilience needed to survive.Read More
National Sleep Apnea Day: Everyday in Canada, car crashes are caused by drivers with sleep apnea falling asleep at the wheel. Is your health at risk? Read more for tips on how to cope.Read More
National Cleaning Week: We are far too busy to dedicate a week or even a couple of days just to spring clean. However, once you’ve started to purge un-used items, organize your space and clean up the dust-bunnies, you may find your mental well-being improve.Read More
Canadian Agriculture Safety Week: The message is that awareness is the key to staying healthy and safe on the farm. Our main focus needs to be on sustainability of agriculture’s most important resource—it’s people. Sustainability means being aware of and identifying the sources of stress, understanding the reaction and responses to these stressors and providing a framework to help farmers deal better with these stressors.Read More
Almost half our waking hours are spent earning a living. For many people, a job provides more than just an income; it is a significant portion of their identity. It can determine their self-worth, their accomplishments, and successes. It is not surprising then, that many Canadians experience an enormous amount of stress from their workplace.Read More
Quiet time helps the body relax and lowers blood pressure and heart rate. It allows the mind to focus and be more creative. It can boost your immune system and decrease the amount of pain that we feel.Read More
Giving, receiving and seeing simple acts of kindness has a huge impact on your mental health.Read More
People with social connections feel more relaxed and at peace, which is related to better health.Read More
Bubble gum is a great stress reliever to increase your memory and focus.Read More