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Wellness is an interactive process of becoming aware of and practicing healthy choices to create a more successful and balanced lifestyle.

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4 Steps To Help You Plan Your Family Vacation

Whatever our walk of life, one thing we all seem to have in common is that we just can’t wait until it’s time for our next vacation. This is not surprising since, everyone, even children, benefit greatly from a much needed change away from the everyday, even if it’s for only a day or two…. Read more »

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12 Tips for Fathers Raising Daughters

On June 19th, we celebrate Father’s Day and the difference they make in the lives of their children. It’s important for fathers to have healthy relationships with both their sons and daughters. Dads make a difference! Here are some tips to help Dads raising daughters. PLANT THE SEED: Establish a strong relationship with your daughter in… Read more »

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Are You a Grad Heading Down the Post-Secondary Road?

If you are graduating from high school this June, you are most likely finishing your final exams and assignments, have sent your acceptance to a training/college or university program, and have a summer job lined up to help pay for tuition. You might not want to think beyond the upcoming summer, but, come September, as… Read more »

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Tips on Handling Public Temper Tantrums

You are in the supermarket, and your three-year old is wriggling on the supermarket floor in noisy protest of not being allowed to take home an over-priced stuffed animal. You are sure that your fellow shoppers have stopped in their tracks to focus all of their attention on you and your seemingly untamed tot. As… Read more »

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Promoting Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Self-esteem affects every aspect of our lives. It determines our confidence level, as well as whether or not we see ourselves as valuable. Carizon’s Early Identification Early Intervention Staff have guidelines to share to enable parents to enhance their child’s growing self-esteem. Each day, acknowledge at least one thing your child says or does that… Read more »

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Are You a Busy Mother Trying to Find Balance In Your Life?

As mothers, the fullness of our lives can inspire and energize as much as it can overwhelm us. We are parents, spouses, friends, caregivers of elderly relatives, workers and volunteers in our communities. Family and personal time interrupts work, and work interrupts family and personal time. We yearn for a sense of balance in our… Read more »

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Creativity: Your Hidden Superpower

Creativity is not something you either have or you don’t. Before you learned there was such a thing as a “real artist” or a “real musician,” you knew “real creativity.” You made up songs in the bathtub. You told stories to your stuffed animals. You banged on pots and pans. You made cards for everyone… Read more »

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6 Ways That Volunteering Can Benefit Your Career

It’s a busy life. You’re working hard at building your career, balancing your family obligations, staying in shape, pursuing hobbies and finding time to walk the dog. Is it really worth trying to find an extra few hours each week to volunteer for an organization in your community? Yes! There are many benefits to volunteering,… Read more »

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7 Tips To Avoid Conflict When Young Adults Move Home

They’re back. Many College and University students are writing exams, wrapping up term assignments, packing up boxes and moving back home. Just when we were getting used to them being gone and adjusting to new routines, our young adults are coming home to roost. In addition, according to the 2011 census, 42.3 per cent of… Read more »

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Did you know that St. Patrick’s day ranks 4th among the most popular drinking days? Millions of people celebrate this holiday across the globe! Adorn yourself with your green wig, Kiss me I’m Irish button, and St. Patty’s day t-shirt! Mothers and their partners can make healthy choices before, during and after pregnancy. Families, friends… Read more »

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