Wellness Blog

Posts By: Jennifer Berry

couple holding hands

Tips to Nurture Loving Relationships All Year Long

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and Carizon staff share some skills and traits that help to nurture and sustain loving relationships all year long. Love yourself. If you have self love, you can tolerate differences in others. If you feel good about you, your behaviour tends to be in keeping with how you feel about… Read more »

Read More ›
family toboganning

Low Cost Ideas for Winter Family Activities

Family Day is fast approaching – Monday, February 18th. It is a time to celebrate families and to think about how spending time together can strengthen our relationships. The staff at Carizon has provided a list of winter family activities that are either free or low cost and provide fun for the whole family on… Read more »

Read More ›
Me Day Feb 20

6 Reasons You Should Practice Self Care and Participate in #MEdayWR

Last year, during the month of February, Carizon started a new initiative – we designated February as a month for self-care. Knowing that these last months of winter contribute to the blahs, the whole idea behind the movement was to encourage people to undertake self-care activities that promote wellness. Carizon also designated a day in the middle of… Read more »

Read More ›
Mom and daughter hugging

Guidelines to Assist Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

A variety of traumatic events can impact the lives of children. There could be an ongoing, everyday occurrence, like being ostracized at school, or the completely unexpected, such as a death in the family. Reactions to trauma are age-related. Younger children are more likely to regress. They may lose speech or the ability to do… Read more »

Read More ›
taking a vacation

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 »

Read More ›
boy camper

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 »

Read More ›
Hands together

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 »

Read More ›
family image

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 »

Read More ›

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 »

Read More ›