Wellness Blog

Posts By: Jennifer Berry

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Four Reasons Why You Need to Take Your Vacation!

The warm weather is finally here and summer vacation beckons! After a long, cold Canadian winter and spring, a vacation in the summer sun is not only welcome, but well-earned! Many of us think we cannot afford to take time due to work demands, deadlines and financial concerns. But, vacations are good for us. Here’s… Read more »

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If Your Child is Anxious About Camp: Try These Tips

March break is over and parents are now thinking about and planning the next big break for their kids – summer holidays! Most of us can hardly wait for the lazy, hazy days of summer and the break from our everyday routine of work, home and school life. However, not all children are waiting with… Read more »

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6 Things I Learned About Self-Care on #MEdayWR

As part of promoting self-care during the month of February, Carizon designated Wednesday, February 21st at Carizon as “Me Day.” Knowing that these last months of winter contribute to the blahs, the whole idea was to encourage people to undertake a self-care activity to promote wellness. Carizon also challenged a number of partnering organizations to… Read more »

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Kindness is a Powerful Attitude

In today’s world, “having attitude” means to have an aggressive edge. Perhaps having “attitude” makes us feel stronger and more in control, particularly if we’ve ever felt powerless or disadvantaged. However, adopting an attitude of kindness can be empowering. Choosing how we behave is liberating. Whatever the other person does out there, we still have… 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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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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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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New Year’s Resolution: Simplify Your Life

“I’m really busy,” seems to be the catch phrase of the day. The busier we are, the more important we feel. Then we become hooked on the fast-paced life and the status we think it brings – you think you’re busy – wait till you hear what I’m doing. But eventually, we realize that being… Read more »

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