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Holiday Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can seriously harm an unborn baby. Each year in Canada, it is estimated that nine babies in every 1,000 are born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The birth defects and developmental disabilities that result from FASD are preventable by avoiding alcohol during pregnancy. NO amount of alcohol is considered safe… Read more »

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Workplaces Can Celebrate While Scaling Back

The holiday season is just around the corner and leaders in every sector are thinking about how to show appreciation. Although the big “holiday party” has been the customary way to say thanks to employees, many organizations are scaling back. But traditions are important. Appreciation is important. And, a celebration doesn’t need to be expensive… Read more »

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16 Holiday Shopping Habits to Adopt This Season

The excitement of the holiday season is upon us, however, so is the worry of what that means for our pocket books. There are ways to have an enjoyable yuletide without breaking the bank. Make a list and check it twice. Include whom you want to buy for and how much you want to spend… Read more »

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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. Here are some tips to help you de-stress and find the joy in the… Read more »

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4 Reflections to Help You Manage Grief During the Holidays

Holidays after someone has died can be especially difficult. Many families get together during the holidays, often reminding us again of the loss. There are a few things that it can be helpful to remember, especially if this is the first holiday without a loved one: It’s perfectly normal to have renewed feelings of grief… Read more »

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Students – Do You Know Where You Are Going?

‘Tis that time of year! Thousands of high school students currently enrolled in Grade 12 are on the threshold of having to make one of the most important decisions in life – “What do I want to be?” and “Where am I going after high school graduation?” For many, these are very daunting questions, for… Read more »

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3 ways that Volunteering Contributes to Positive Mental Health

We often think that volunteering is an activity through which we give to others or give back to our community. That’s true! But it’s a two way street. Volunteers also derive great benefits from volunteering, benefits that include contributing to one’s own positive mental health. Mental health is described by the World Health Organization (WHO)… Read more »

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Can you afford higher interest rates?

All major economists are saying that the current interest rates cannot remain at this low level. Even the government has been warning Canadians that these rates will be increasing. Canadians continue to spend more than they are making and many are maxed out on their mortgage right now. My question to you is: “Can you… Read more »

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Top 5 Ways To Be After You Graduate

Now that you are a graduate, what will you become? It’s not so much the idea of what will happen next in your life or about any great thing you may be destined to accomplish. Graduation is a good time to reflect on how you want to “be” as a person. Here are our recommended… Read more »

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