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Setting Healthy Boundaries at Work

Occupational burnout has been defined as a recognizable syndrome by the World Health Organization. Burnout results in physical and mental fatigue, poor productivity and overall health. Employers and employees need to set healthy boundaries to create healthy, high performing workplaces. Here are some great ways to prevent burnout: Nourish a safe culture making it ok to admit if the workload is too high. Compromise and negotiate workload. Delegate. Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize. Create a ‘not-to-do’ list. Take breaks. Practice mindfulness. Practice saying no. Offer flexibility or telecommuting options Find more workplace wellness tips at WellnessWorksCanada.ca.

Raise Mentally Healthy Kids

A strong foundation in childhood can lead to a healthy, happy, and productive life. Parents can help support positive mental health by forming strong and caring relationships with their children. What are some ways in which parents can support positive mental health in their kids? Connect – talk and listen to their feelings and experiences. Be active together – take a walk and build physical activity into family time. Take notice – encourage and praise the positive behaviours and choices your children make. Keep learning – encourage your child to learn from both positive and negative experiences. Give – your time, your words, your presence.

Maintaining Intimacy in Menopause

Menopause brings about a host of changes that can make intimacy painful or impossible. Genitourinary syndrome of menopause can cause symptoms of extreme burning, pain, and tissue tearing with intimacy. Early symptoms can respond to over-the-counter vaginal moisturizers and lubricants. More severe symptoms require a visit to the medical doctor. Prescription vaginal hormones can safely and effectively relieve the symptoms and return a couple to intimacy. If a woman doesn’t want to use hormones, then new laser therapies like MonaLisa Touch® and TempSure VitaliaTM can also be safely used to treat symptoms and restore vaginal health. Great skin at any age – Let us show you how!

Fentanyl is Stealing Our Kids

The opioid crisis continues to escalate, not showing any signs of going away soon. We must protect our “kids” — which, by the way, our kids are always our kids, no matter their age or ours. Please listen and don’t react or preach. Make a safe space for drug use conversations. If they are going to use anyway, for example, encourage them not to use alone. Also let them know about the O.A.T. Clinic in White Rock, where they can get their Suboxone or Methadone. Love them, support them, try and get them help.

Surgery for ACL Injuries

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is commonly seen in sports such as soccer, rugby, and skiing. Although many individuals initially recover well, the ongoing instability often prevents return to sports and leads to further knee injury, and the risk of developing future osteoarthritis becomes increased. Bracing is rarely sufficient. Surgical reconstruction performed early, within 3-6 weeks, helps to minimize the risk of further injury. ACL surgery should be treated as an urgent matter: assessment, diagnosis, and surgery can usually be completed within a few weeks. The athlete, elite, or weekend-warrior can then start early rehabilitation to maximize the benefits of the knee reconstruction.

What is Yoga Therapy?

Regular yoga classes are not for everyone. Yoga Therapy is a safe alternative if you suffer from pain, injury or chronic health conditions like fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, anxiety or depression. Over 500 peer-reviewed research studies indicate that yoga therapy can relieve over 100 physical, mental and emotional conditions. It provides you with practical tools to actively participate in your own healing process. You can learn to decrease your pain or disability by relaxing, breathing better, aligning your body and increasing balance, mobility and strength. You can calm your mind to manage stress and improve sleep. The classes are designed to be gentle and mindful, and poses are modified according to your ability.

Financial Fitness: Tax Loss Harvesting

Securities trading well below cost have unrealized capital losses valuable to the investor. Tax Loss Harvesting is the act of voluntarily taking losses for the purpose of creating a current tax deduction to offset realized gains. The purpose is to minimize tax liabilities and keep the asset in the portfolio, where it can benefit the most from compounding. Poorly-performing securities not expected to recover in the near term are candidates for harvesting. Should the investor wish to stay in that asset class after the loss trades, they can purchase a substitute security with a high correlation to the original.

How Much Vitamin D Do I Need?

Vitamin D, produced by the body in response to sunlight, is a key hormone whose deficiency has been implicated in over 100 diseases. From October to April, low “D” levels are very common in Canada as the sun is too low in the sky is to stimulate Vitamin D. Getting “D” from your diet is difficult, so supplementation makes sense. Even better is to get your “D” from light – either a quick trip to the sun – or stopping by and using the Solius booth at the Wellness Garage. Solius stimulate 10x more Vitamin D with 100x less UV energy, making it a safe and natural way to get your “D”.

Restore Your Energy Circuits

The human body is an electrical being and the health of it depends on the energy currents that run through it. When the body suffers a trauma (sprain, fatigue, infection, etc.), it encapsulates itself in some manner for healing purposes (inflammation, swelling, spasm, etc.). Normally free-flowing currents are disrupted and will circumvent the area of trauma and travel around it. This happens because electrical currents always take the path of least resistance (best conduction), so the flow of electricity in the traumatized area is significantly reduced. Enhanced micro-current treatment applied appropriately to the involved tissues or organ pathways can restore and recover optimal self-regulation functions.

Empowerment and Academic Success

Students who struggle at school often feel held back, defeated and discouraged. If they are able to get to the root of their learning difficulties by strengthening and growing their brain pathways, school becomes less tiring and challenging. Students start to take risks with learning as now, when they try, they are actually able to succeed! Feeling empowered in this way enables students to start making future plans and to believe that such plans will actually come to fruition. They are able to see how their efforts can manifest into things they might have never thought were possible!

Clean Eating: Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups milk or milk substitute, 1 1/2 cups water, 2 1/2 cups quick oats, 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup, 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp salt. Direction: Bring the milk and water to a boil in a saucepan that’s large enough to prevent boil-overs. Reduce the heat to low. Add the oats and then stir in all other ingredients. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes until oats are done and oatmeal is thickened to your liking. Enjoy!