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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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Can Your Anger Be A Gift For You?

“Definitely, YES” – it all depends on your perspective. As fellow anger-sufferers, whether we feel intense, chronic anger or intermittent and embarrassing anger, most of us are not likely to say to ourselves: “WOW! What a gift it is to have this feeling of anger. I sure hope I will receive more gifts soon. I… Read more »

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5 Tips to Prepare for Today’s Changing Work Climate

In today’s work world, there are no guarantees other than the certainty of change. Changing markets, the need for new skills, the impact of technology, all contribute to the uncertainty of our work. It is estimated that in the course of a normal working life span, the average individual starting out in the workforce today… Read more »

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6 Strategies to Learn to Dance in the Rain

The other day, I did one of the cryptic quotes. The result was: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” I believe it’s a quote from author Vivian Greene. It got me thinking about how often I find myself looking ahead to the next stage… Read more »

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Tips To Help Teens Become Good Money Managers

Today’s generation of teenagers face a number of challenges when it comes to managing their money. They are a targeted market inundated with advertising, they can easily obtain credit and debit cards, and, overall, they have been raised in an age of greater affluence with higher expectations when it comes to material goods. So, how… Read more »

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Are you creating memories with your grandkids?

“Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them.” ~Richard Evans These words are perhaps even more true for grandparents than for parents. As a grandparent, you may be tempted to give your grandchildren all the material things that you may have been unable to… Read more »

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14 Tips to Beat The Winter Blahs

Sometimes winter can feel like it lasts forever and with that come changes to your mood, body, skin, sleep and overall attitude. There are simple ways in which you can take better care of you while you await the days of running your toes through the sand. Consider some of the following: Take vitamins daily… Read more »

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This Valentine’s Day, Improve Your Communication Skills

When you improve your communication skills as a couple, you can transfer these skills as you communicate with others, and enhance your relationships with family, friends and co-workers. To celebrate both Valentine’s Day and Family Day, as a couple, you can work on these skills together. Be pro-active instead of reactive and avoid the “I… Read more »

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Children Learn Important Skills Through Play

Parents often view playtime with their children as relationship-building and leisure time. While this is true, the benefits of play are more extensive. Through play, children develop important cognitive and social skills. As parents, we can direct our children to learn and support skill building by engaging in different types of play. Play can increase… Read more »

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Four Gift Challenge – Want, Need, Wear, Read

As a mom of two young children, the holiday season in our family has typically been a time of wonder, excitement, fun and of course, busyness and increased levels of stress. I seem to arrive at the same place each year when it comes to buying gifts for our children. One side of me wants… Read more »

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Have You Been Told Scary Tales from Creditors?

As many celebrate Halloween, one of the traditions is to share scary stories. In my role as Credit Counselling Manager, people tell me a lot of scary stories that have been fabricated by creditors. Many clients will contact our office with questions like: “Can I get kicked out of Canada if I owe money?” “Can I… Read more »

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