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As the pandemic continues to impact daily life, with more time at home and increased screen time, many families are seeking new activities to keep their children engaged and active outdoors. While staying indoors is one way to beat the cold, safe outdoor play offers a multitude of physical, …

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A large number of Quebec families will soon be on leave for spring break and the province’s ski industry is eager to invites them to take part in, if not discover, board sports — skiing, snowboarding and the like. Spring break is a great opportunity to take advantage of the joys of winter an…

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As the population ages, couples and individuals start considering their living options. Most homeowners would like to stay in their homes for as long as they can. The pandemic has only reinforced our desire to age in place for as long as we can.

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Looking for something fun to keep the kiddos entertained? My bean and I have done probably hundreds of crafts, a lot of which I have written about. So here are the best crafts ever - fun ideas for both you and the kids.

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In the winter, I like to sleep with my bedroom window slightly opened. This creates a nice cool breeze in my room. I get bundled under the covers with just my nose sticking out. Then… When I get hot for no apparent reason except for crazy mid-life hot flushes, I toss the blankets off and I b…

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COVID-19 prevents you from dining out with your special someone, but you can still send them chocolates and flowers. The following column appeared in The Suburban in February 2013.

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I am a cross country skiing lover! Seriously, it’s my most favourite winter sport. I have been doing it since my early 20’s. The sport has everything I need, cardio exercise, arm, leg and abs workouts, fresh air, and gliding speed. It’s also very inexpensive and requires little advance plann…

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For many seniors and their families, living in these unprecedented times can be quite challenging and worrisome. For this reason, Chartwell has developed a series of seminars called "Aging & Caregiving During COVID-19". These presentations are free of charge and feature knowledgeable pre…

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Canadians have turned to nature in significant numbers to help them cope with the impacts of COVID-19. A new Ipsos poll conducted for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) reveals that 94 per cent of people credit time spent in nature with helping them to relieve the stress and anxiety of t…

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I had a great session with one of my clients about working from home during the pandemic.  She was frustrated her boss was not responding to her messages and as a result, she couldn’t deliver a high performance.  She was, understandably, frustrated.  However, my attention turned to her narra…

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Overture with the Arts’ (OWTA) Black History Month national school tour is back with a virtual interactive experience. For 2021, the twin team of Akilah and Omari Newton pick up where they left off last year exploring important black communities in Canada with the program “Tracking Black Can…

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Slips and falls tend to occur more often in the winter due to icy and slippery conditions. However, did you know that slips and falls occur inside the home far more often than outside the home? As one ages, the risk of injury due to a fall increases significantly. In fact, according to the C…

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Truth be told, I don’t follow a recipe very well. Perhaps it’s my need to improvise all the time? Maybe it’s the methodical time involved in carefully following the steps? Maybe I just can’t “FOLD IN THE CHEESE?”