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Fighting The Winter Blues The alarm clock goes off, but you would rather roll over and continue sleeping. Sometimes, there are days that you could literally sleep the day away. You get up, look in the mirror and you feel dumpy and grumpy. You go to the cupboard and instead of something healthy to get you started, you search for one of those sugar cereals or you give in and head right for a chocolate bar. You are not sure what is happening, but there are days when life is definitely more of a challenge. Could it be the winter blues? Reportedly 65% of the Canadian population notices a difference in their level of mood and energy in the fall...Read More
Drunk Driving Can Have Devastating Effects One bad decision can have devastating effects. This my family knows only too well as 20 years ago one young man’s bad decision after work left our brother and sister-in-law dead on the side of the road. Drunk driving, left parents heart-broken, robbed brothers and sisters of the chance to lean on each other, left future nieces and nephews without cousins and impacted this young man’s freedom for the next few years. MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) has fought for years to reduce and eliminate drunk and impaired driving. There have been many successes as the provinces have changed their laws and children are taught to make better decisions. One bad decision can...Read More
Read A New Book I loved reading. I would read between homework assignments, favourite TV shows, or on the bus. Loved to stay awake until the wee hours if the book was enticing enough. That was before children. Now, I have a hard enough time reading my work-related books. It seems that people in my age group have a harder time reading a book than those are older. Beverly Beuermann-King Click to tweet A Gallup poll reports that about 37% of Americans read more than 10 books a year, 16% haven’t read any, with the median being 5 books a year. Lately, I am lucky if I get to 2 good books a year. It seems that people in my...Read More
Do You Drive Safe? “I am in a hurry to get things done. I rush and rush until life’s no fun. All I really got to do is live and die. I am in a hurry and don’t know why.” – Popular Country Song I caught myself speeding again. For no other reason other than the adrenaline push was on. I wasn’t late. I was just rushing. Can you relate? Have you ever had a bad day and then while driving home some “jerk” makes you even more angry? These are the conditions that are perfect for road rage. Almost everyone has experienced similar situations and we can find hundreds of news articles on incidents of road rage....Read More
National Healthy Skin Month The weather is changing and for some of us, so does our skin. Our skin is often a reflection of our overall health. It can show signs of stress, lack of sleep and poor diet. How do we take the best care of our skin during this time? Beauty is only skin deep, but our health goes much deeper and it is important that we take care of our skin. Beverly Beuermann-King Click to tweet Here are some healthy skin care tips: Cleansers and moisturizers are important in preventing dry skin. Dryness causes cracks and fine wrinkles in the skin, which decreases its effectiveness as a barrier, and can cause pain and itching. Soaps, detergents, bath...Read More