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2015 Archives

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Being kind
August 07, 2015
Kindness builds connections with others and helps us see our common humanity and inter-dependence.

Good reasons to consider yoga
August 21, 2015
More and more people are learning and practicing yoga, and for good reason. There are many benefits to body, mind and soul.

Having goals boosts happiness
August 14, 2015
Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness, draws attention to the many ways in which goals boost our happiness.

Time for a kitchen makeover
August 28, 2015
Consider switching things up in your kitchen to prompt you to make healthy food choices.

Lunch bag blues
September 04, 2015
Children and youth need fuel to learn and healthy foods contribute to their ability to focus and absorb all day long.

Offering comfort
September 11, 2015
Death is as much a part of life as weddings, births, and other life events but many of us are uncertain about what to say or do when a friend or relative is grieving

September 18, 2015
Gallup, a leading polling company, has three suggestions on how to boost your financial well-being.

Getting the most out of work
September 25, 2015
Work has a big influence on life satisfaction. How do we get the most out of work?

Better sleep
October 02, 2015
Research has shown the link between insufficient sleep and serious health problems including heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes and obesity.

Ignite a spark
October 09, 2015
Adults can play a big role in helping young people discover and develop their spark.

Just say it
October 16, 2015
Expressing gratitude often is a hallmark of a strong relationship, whether it's a marriage, a common-law relationship, or a friendship.

Rein in your sweet tooth
October 23, 2015
The store aisles are stocked with candy and if you have a sweet tooth, you might have trouble resisting.

Treats can be tricky
October 30, 2015
Halloween is a great opportunity for adults to model healthy behaviours and to talk to kids about healthy eating, cleaning teeth and staying safe in our neighbourhoods.

Make peace with stress
November 06, 2015
Meditation, yoga, relaxation exercises, and physical activity are great ways to keep the physical signs of stress at bay.

Move more every day
November 13, 2015
Our bodies are designed to move. But modern living has eliminated a lot of physical activity from our lives

Well-being for you and your neighbour
November 20, 2015
Social capital is built through hundreds of little and big actions we take every day.

Staying in the present
November 27, 2015
Dwelling on past hurts or mistakes, or worrying about the future without finding solutions increases stress, anxiety, and depression.

The meaning of Xmas
December 04, 2015
Too often we buy at the last minute, spend more than we want, and lose sight of what matters most in the rush leading up to Xmas day.

1, 2, 3 relax
December 18, 2015
Is the holiday season leaving you stressed? Try one of these stress-relieving exercises from the Harvard Medical School.

Clean hands, healthy bodies
December 11, 2015
Hand washing is one of the best ways of preventing the spread of germs from one person to another.

Alcohol, your choice ...

Losing a pet
July 31, 2015
For pet owners, the death of a pet can trigger a range of emotions and a period of grieving.

Be kind ... to yourself
July 24, 2015
Being kind to yourself when you are hurting, embarrassed, ashamed or in pain is good for you, and it's good for the people in your life.

Liquid candy consumption
July 17, 2015
A growing body of research is shedding light on the contribution of sugary drinks to global health problems.

Connecting the dots
July 10, 2015
There are a few things to keep in mind if you've been thinking about developing a new habit.

Play safe in the bush
July 03, 2015
Yukoners know that in order to enjoy outdoor adventures, safety comes first.

Marriages that work
June 26, 2015
People who are married tend to be happier than those that aren't. But not all marriages are happy.

Happiness, skill and effort
June 19, 2015
Setting goals and accomplishing them is the final element of the PERMA framework for a flourishing life.

What gives your life meaning?
June 12, 2015
Living a meaningful life is about spending our time and energy on things that really matter.

Relationships matter
June 05, 2015
Relationships are our greatest source of happiness, joy and belonging.

May 31: World No Tobacco Day!
May 29, 2015
Once an individual decides they want to quit smoking, they will need a great deal of support and that is where you can help out.

Have you experienced "flow"?
May 22, 2015
Engagement, also known as "flow" is the state of being so totally absorbed in what you are doing that you "lose yourself" in the activity.

Fuel creativity with positivity
May 15, 2015
Research has shown that positive emotions open our hearts and minds; negative emotions do just the opposite.

Are you flourishing?
May 08, 2015
Research shows that about 40% of our happiness is influenced by what we do and how we think.

Tobacco-Free Tuesdays
May 01, 2015
Quitting smoking is hard, and for most people there's no perfect time to quit.

Feed your supply of willpower
April 24, 2015
Willpower gets used up over the course of the day every time you exercise self-control or resist a temptation

Invest in young people
April 17, 2015
Every kid needs at least one, and preferably 3 or more adults who "has their back".

Family assets
April 10, 2015
The first things that come to mind when we hear the term "family assets" is money in the bank, property, and investments.

Support makes a difference
April 03, 2015
Having people in your life who support the change you are trying to make can be key to success.

Swap your sip
March 27, 2015
Just because peach slushies, pop and pudding all count towards your daily fluid intake, doesn't mean that they are healthy choices.

Eat smart, meet smart
March 13, 2015
The Eat Smart, Meet Smart guidelines provide great tips for how to plan and host healthy meetings, events and conferences.

Healthy eating 9 to 5
March 06, 2015
Workday challenges can make it difficult to eat well.

Down with sugar
February 27, 2015
Too many of us eat too much sugar, and it's having a big impact on our health.

Five ways to well-being
February 20, 2015
Research in the U.K. identified five effective ways of maintaining or improving emotional well-being

Law of least effort
February 13, 2015
Making an activity just a little more difficult (like putting snack food six feet from our desk) leads to doing it less often.

Sleep more, gain less
February 06, 2015
Many studies show that sleeping fewer hours is associated with weight gain in children and adults.

Make every step count
January 30, 2015
One of the easiest ways to put activity back into our lives is to walk more.

Eating Mediterranean style
January 23, 2015
Recent findings suggest that the Mediterranean diet is pretty good when it comes to healthy eating.

$$ and sense
January 16, 2015
Money matters are a significant source of stress for many people.

Meatless Mondays
January 09, 2015
You don't have to be a vegan or vegetarian to eat less meat.

Breaking through barriers
January 02, 2015
B.E.S.T. is an acronym developed by an Australian group to outline the 4 kinds of challenges that can trip us up on the path to healthier living.