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Category Archives: blog

Maternal Mental Health

Posted on: Monday, May 13th, 2019

In celebration of Mother’s Day yesterday, we thought it would be appropriate to shine light on the importance of maternal mental health and its issues. Maternal mental health disorders can affect any pregnant woman or woman who has recently given birth, however, women with previous histories of depression or other mental health disorders are at […]


Canada’s Growing Opioid Epidemic

Posted on: Monday, April 29th, 2019

You may have heard of Canada’s growing opioid crisis and the measures being taken to combat this epidemic. More than 9000 people have lost their lives to the opioid crisis in two years in Canada alone. The most common opioids are drugs such as fentanyl, oxycodone, and morphine. Doctors often prescribe these drugs to help […]


What is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

Posted on: Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Alcoholics are typically portrayed in popular media as angry drunks who have hit rock bottom and are ostracised by their friends and family. However, this narrative is not typically reflective of individuals with an alcohol use disorder. There are many people who are “high functioning alcoholics” which means that they have an alcohol use disorder […]


How To Not Lose Your Cool

Posted on: Sunday, March 31st, 2019

We’re all familiar with stress and anger, whether we’ve experienced it first or second hand towards a situation or a person, such as a road rage or having a disagreement with our spouse. Anger is defined as a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. There is a physiological, cognitive, affective and behavioural component to […]


How You Can Ditch the Late Nights and Start Sleeping Like A Baby!

Posted on: Monday, March 18th, 2019

There’s almost nothing better in this world than sleep (and maybe pizza). Sleep is one’s best friend and on March 15th, 2019 it is World Sleep Day! You can celebrate by catching up on some much needed Zzz’s and becoming more aware of the importance of sleep health. Like a good diet and exercise, healthy […]


International Women’s Day and Pain Management

Posted on: Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

With International Women’s Day fast approaching, it is time to start paying attention to women’s issues that are seldom discussed in popular media such as pain management (especially during childbirth). Pain is described as a condition that includes beliefs, behaviours and functional disabilities. The interplay of beliefs, behaviours and functional disabilities creates personal meanings of […]


It’s About Emotional Wellness… and Nutrition

Posted on: Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Nutrition is comprised of our food choices, meal timing and dietary intake behaviours. It is part of the performance triad – consisting of nutrition, sleep and activity. Optimal nutrition plays a role in supporting overall health, and provides adequate energy for day to day cognitive and physical tasks which can affect your sleep, mood and […]


Fanning the Flames

Posted on: Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Blog entry by: Marla Mulloy “So tell me about your day.”  My husband says this to me every evening.  He is practising being a good partner. I don’t think he comes home excited in anticipation of hearing about my day.  I don’t think the activities of my day give him butterflies as he drives through […]


New Year, New Fitness Resolutions?

Posted on: Sunday, January 20th, 2019

It is well known that we are living in the century of technological advancements. We have revolutionized our world, but in this quest for the future, we have wreaked havoc on our bodies and health. Our sedentary (mostly sitting, very little physical activity) lifestyles combined with the temptations of a McDonald’s drive-thru on every block […]


Year-End Stress Management w/ Don Braun

Posted on: Monday, December 17th, 2018

The end of year crunch equals too much work, not enough time, and can be most stressful than all other months combined. At work, we are racing to complete our annual goals and make plans for the upcoming year. At school, we are preparing for finals exams and finishing projects. At home, we try to […]