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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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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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12 Tips To Better Manage Your Work & Family Life

As the school year begins, families gear back up, filling their schedules and facing the challenge of managing multiple commitments. Balancing work and family is an issue for almost every family and finding the right balance can feel completely overwhelming. There are some strategies, however, that can help families cope. Set priorities. With so many… Read more »

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Grieving the Loss of a Spouse

Grieving the death of a spouse is a painful process. Many experience grief as riding a roller-coaster. The initial impact of the loss is devastating. It kind of feels like that initial, terrifying drop in the roller-coaster. Then you have some good days when you feel like the worst is over, only to drop down… Read more »

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Four Tips for Newlyweds to Help the Love Grow Bright

As the warm weather arrives, most Saturdays we will witness the promise and excitement of newly shared lives as weddings take place throughout the city. The years ahead are full of learning new things as a couple, adapting to change and strengthening the love and bond shared. Each word and gesture can help make love… Read more »

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The key to success? Happiness!

Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage suggests that most of us become caught in a trap because we are waiting to be successful so we can then be happy.  What does that mean?  It means a lot of us never feel like we can arrive at being happy because we have not yet reached… Read more »

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8 Tips to Have a Great Summer Holiday On Budget

Although we want to give ourselves and our family members a fun vacation, it can take a lot of planning and creativity to do it on budget. Carizon Credit Counsellors have these suggestions. Sit down with your family and talk about what you want to do for your vacation. This is a great way to… 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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Are You Ready for Retirement?

In order to live the life you dream of in retirement, it is important to plan ahead and be ready. Due to growing elderly populations and changing economic trends, we cannot depend only on government social services, such as the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security for our future financial security. Everyone needs to… Read more »

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Parenting Tips: How to Survive Sibling Rivalry

A few days ago, my two grown-up children posted pictures on Instagram from their childhood in celebration of National Siblings Day with comments like, “I’d rather shoot hoops with my little bro than anyone else on the planet.” They certainly looked like they were having fun together, but there were many moments when the nature… Read more »

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