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2014 Archives

2014 E-tips listing

Holiday reading picks
December 26, 2014
Here are some great books on changing habits that were donated by Pathways to Wellness to Yukon public libraries.

6 habits worth cultivating
December 19, 2014
The Greater Good Science Centre identifies 6 habits worth cultivating.

Alcohol, your choice ...
December 12, 2014
This holiday season, you can help make the choice of going alcohol-free easier for everyone.

Xmas $tress
December 05, 2014
If you are already having trouble making ends meet, this time of year can be very stressful.

Urge surfing
November 28, 2014
Like waves, urges build, crest and gradually subside.

Making the most of willpower
November 21, 2014
We all have a limited amount of willpower which gets used up over the course of a day.

Mindful eating
November 14, 2014
Mindful eating can help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and get more satisfaction from the food you eat.

Hope fuels the human spirit
November 07, 2014
Early childhood memories of loving parents and playful older siblings sustained Robbie Weisman through his years at Buchenwald.

Halloween -- trick or treat?
October 31, 2014
You might find that the trickiest part of Halloween is dealing with all the candy that your child will bring home tonight.

Watch out for binge watching
October 24, 2014
You've heard of binge drinking, but have you heard of binge watching?

A lapse is not a relapse
October 17, 2014
Just about everyone who wants to make a lifestyle change will "fall off the wagon".

Criticism or complaint?
October 10, 2014
The first step in successfully managing conflict is to understand the difference between a complaint and a criticism.

Practice optimism
October 03, 2014
Some people are born optimists, the rest of us need to learn how.

Marriages that last
September 26, 2014
Successful couples spend about 5 more hours talking each week than other couples.

Need a friend?
September 19, 2014
Some wellness experts estimate that we need 3 friends who we can count on in order to thrive.

A taste of mindfulness
September 12, 2014
Mindfulness is about focusing on the present moment, deliberately and without judgment.

Meal time = family time
September 05, 2014
Eating meals together is an important way of staying in touch with the people who matter most to you.

The best baby gift
August 29, 2014
If you are a friend, relative, neighbour or co-worker of a new, single or overwhelmed mom or dad, celebrate the birth with a gift of your time.

Making traditions
August 22, 2014
There are opportunities to develop ordinary but satisfying and fun traditions throughout the year.

Grieving and self-care
August 15, 2014
People grieve the loss of a loved one or close friend in different ways.

Mid-day energy boosters
August 08, 2014
Here are a couple of strategies to help level out energy levels throughout the day.

HEAL yourself
August 01, 2014
Psychologist Rick Hanson and author of Hardwiring Happiness recommends taking in the good and committing it to memory as a way to HEAL yourself.

Make the most of your strengths
July 25, 2014
Understanding and using our strengths is a great way to increase life satisfaction.

Stress less with finesse
July 18, 2014
There are lots of things you can do to keep stress from getting out of control.

Stepping out
July 11, 2014
2014 is the 50th anniversary of the US Surgeon General's report that linked smoking to an increased risk of lung cancer.

Staying alive
July 04, 2014
Most cardiac arrests happen at home, work or in public, away from health professionals.

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
June 27, 2014
Nutrition is a complicated business. Almost every day we hear media reports about new research findings.

Living life with meaning
June 20, 2014
The Japanese have a word for "having something worth living for" and they have the research to show that ikigai (pronounced ee-key-gie) helps people live longer, healthier lives.

Food Rules of Thumb
June 13, 2014
It can be hard to remember how big, or small, a serving size is.

It's no joke!
June 06, 2014
Over time, laughter improves mood, boosts the immune system, reduces pain, and increases life satisfaction.

Memory made easy
May 30, 2014
The same tips and tricks that keep our memory sharp have other benefits, no matter how old you are.

Nuts make the news
May 23, 2014
People who eat nuts every day live longer and are healthier than people who don't eat nuts.

Get the most out of biking
May 16, 2014
Cycling is a way of becoming more physically fit and it's easier on your knees and hips than running or walking.

Being grateful is great
May 09, 2014
Mother's Day on Sunday presents a great opportunity to practice gratitude.

Walking mindfully
May 02, 2014
Our ability to connect with nature -- often from our back door -- is one of the greatest health resources Yukoners have.

Wellness Plan sets direction
April 25, 2014
On the path together: Wellness Plan for Yukon's Children and Families sets out three paths to improve child and youth well-being.

Besting buffets
April 18, 2014
Self-served portions and the sheer variety of choices make it easy to over-eat when food is served buffet style.

Feed the brain for willpower
April 11, 2014
Changing behaviour is hard, and you will want to put all your brain power to work.

Run for Mom
April 04, 2014
Free Learn to Run and Walk Clinics have started again this year in Whitehorse to support Run for Mom.

Plan to save money
March 28, 2014
Eating healthier doesn't have to be more expensive but it does require careful planning.

Cook with kids!
March 21, 2014
Cooking for the family doesn't have to be a solo act. Get your kids involved!

Cooking convenience
March 14, 2014
There are a few ways to save time and make home cooking more convenient.

Simply cook and enjoy
March 07, 2014
March is Nutrition Month. The theme this year is Simply cook and enjoy!

Positive emotions broaden and build
February 28, 2014
Positive emotions are good for our physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual health.

S.T.O.P. at work
February 21, 2014
We all have times during the day when we are unable to concentrate on work.

Build relationships through gratitude
February 14, 2014
Expressing gratitude often, is a hallmark of a strong relationship.

Sitting down? It's a problem
February 07, 2014
Spending too many hours of the day sitting is a health risk even for people who exercise regularly.

Soup swap
January 31, 2014
Enlist your friends in a soup swap and fill your freezer with healthy lunches.

Need more E? Exercise!
January 24, 2014
If you've ever found yourself thinking, "I don't have the energy to go for a walk, a swim, a ski ...", read on.

What the heck is hygge?
January 17, 2014
Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a wonderful concept that helps people in Denmark survive and even thrive in their long dark winters.

Be choosy about cereal
January 10, 2014
A bowl of cereal can be a great way to start the day, but it can be difficult to choose healthy options when there are literally hundreds of different cereals on the market.

Getting the most out of e-Tips
January 03, 2014
Many e-Tips seem straightforward and simple but putting them into practice isn't so easy.