Wellness Blog

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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Positivity

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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sad girl

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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managing change

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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Senior woman

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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sibling rivalry

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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Do you and your partner argue about household chores?

Do you need the dishes done when you go to bed but your partner is fine to leave them until morning? Arguments about household chores are common among couples. We enter relationships with expectations and assumptions based on what we learned growing up. Did our mother stay at home and do all of the housework… Read more »

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garbage bags for declutter

Three Steps to Help You De-Clutter

It’s finally Spring and beyond celebrating the end of winter and the promise of warm-weather activities, I start to get the itch to get my surroundings in order, and my thoughts turn to Spring cleaning. There is a real co-relation between clutter and our emotional state. Clearing away clutter can be freeing, but it is… Read more »

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