Wellness Blog

Posts By: Carizon Staff

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Are you feeling stress this holiday season?

During the holidays, we often set impossible standards and place unrealistic demands on ourselves in an attempt to provide and enjoy the perfect season. Rather than enjoy, however, we feel stress about the shopping, the spending, holiday events, and pleasing others. When we are feeling the most overwhelmed, it is a good time to reflect… Read more »

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Are You In a Healthy Relationship?

November is Woman Abuse Prevention month. It’s a good time to reflect on couple relationships and what qualities make for a healthy relationship, and what traits do not. Seek out a partner who: Is respectful and kind. Listens to what you have to say. Doesn’t twist your words. Takes responsibility for their own behaviour and… Read more »

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Five Gifts You Can Give Each Day!

The cold weather has set in and the holidays are fast approaching, along with the traditional season of giving. When it comes to gift-giving, most people have embraced the “giving is better than receiving” philosophy,  but have we also adopted this approach when it comes to our attitude? What gifts can we give to others… Read more »

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Take the Simple Three-step Approach to Budgeting

Money management is easier to accomplish when you keep it simple and revisit your plan regularly. The more complex your plan, the more likely you are to either avoid it entirely or veer away from your goals. To keep it simple, here’s a straightforward three step approach. Track Your Expenses Set Your Goals Change Your Spending… Read more »

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Is your teenager thinking about what to do in life?

This is the time of year when our senior youth start exploring what they want to do in life. University and college application processes begin, and decisions of next steps after high school need to be made. As your teens think about their future and possible vocations, as the parent, so too will you. You… Read more »

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Money Cited as One of Top Reasons for Relationships Ending

One of the top reasons cited for relationships ending is money. The best way to avoid money issues in a relationship is to communicate with your partner and decide what works for you as a team. When a newly married couple merge their households, just like combining their household goods, they have to blend their… Read more »

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6 Tips to Help Teens Ease Into Adulthood

Teenagers are on the brink of the adult world, looking in, longing to belong. They are also children, struggling through a developmental milestone. They begin to physically look like adults, do what adults do such as drive cars and work, and develop adult interests. Yet they have only the life experiences of a child. This… Read more »

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How to Help Your Kids Deal with Bullying

As the back-to-school season gets underway, all parents want their children to experience a positive, nurturing and constructive school year. But, we can’t place our children under a bubble and  there are many challenges our children may face as they go off into the world that may create the opposite experience. One of those challenges… Read more »

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Help Children Cope with Parental Separation & Divorce

Divorces have more than tripled in Canada since 1970. Separation and divorce is difficult and painful for all members of the family. Joint custody arrangements have become standard so children remain connected to both parents, but success requires that both parents are child-focused, committed to parenting, cooperating, respecting each other as parents, and remaining emotionally… Read more »

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Tips to Manage Change When Life Throws You a Curve

Our lives are constantly changing – getting married, moving to a new home, starting a new job, having a new baby, facing an empty nest, retiring – all of these changes happen to most of us. There are simple, normal, everyday changes that have to be faced – just getting older, or even, to a… Read more »

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