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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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Volunteer Profile: Ron Johnson

It’s National Volunteer Week (2020) and we are profiling some of our amazing Carizon volunteers who donate their time and talent to our community. Today’s profile and round of applause goes to Ron Johnson: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  I am a retired P. Engineer, married with 2 children, 4 grandchildren, and live… Read more »

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Volunteer Profile: Justin Hoang

It’s National Volunteer Week (2020) and we are profiling some of our amazing Carizon volunteers who donate their time and talent to our community. Today’s profile and round of applause goes to Justin Hoang: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  Currently, I’m a student at Conestoga College, working towards a degree in accounting. I enjoy helping people and… Read more »

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Why Donating Your Time Is Good for Your Health

Not only is it #WellnessWednesday, but we are in the middle of celebrating National Volunteer Week 2020!  So, for this week’s installment, I will try to answer the question: why volunteering is good for your health. Have you ever wondered why people volunteer and what keeps them coming back week after week? Volunteering should be… Read more »

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Volunteer Profile: Amy Du

It’s National Volunteer Week (2020) and we are profiling some of our amazing Carizon volunteers who donate their time and talent to our community. Today’s profile and round of applause goes to Amy Du: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  I came to Canada with my husband one year ago from China. In the first… Read more »

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Volunteer Profile: Jill Kolb

It’s National Volunteer Week (2020) and we are profiling some of our amazing Carizon volunteers who donate their time and talent to our community. Today’s profile and round of applause goes to Jill Kolb: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  I’m a local young professional working in the communication and engagement sector.  What is… Read more »

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The Power of Self-Compassion: Quarantine & Beyond

Cover Art: Lorrainne Sorlet Self-Compassion: More Helpful Than Self Esteem? Self-esteem (the level to which we evaluate ourselves positively) is generally considered a foundational part of our mental and emotional wellbeing. However, as we learn more about healthy growth and development in children and what supports wellbeing in adults, the focus on self-esteem is coming… Read more »

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Parenting During Quarantine

April is Stress Awareness Month, and this seems particularly relevant right now. People say that parenting is the hardest and most stressful job on the planet. I’m not sure that I totally agree. However, as I sit here typing this and listening to my toddler’s calls of “mommy, where are you?” from my bathroom office,… Read more »

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Talking to Children & Youth About COVID-19

Growing concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) are certainly prevalent in the media, social conversations, and the thoughts of most Ontarians. Along with all the information, there is also an abundance of unknowns and quite possibly fears. Children and youth who experience anxiety may find the information about COVID-19 in the news and around them especially worrisome…. Read more »

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An Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation

The March topic for Carizon’s #WellnessWednesday series is Mindfulness and Meditation. Mindfulness as a concept seems to be everywhere lately; the term is used in connection to lowering stress, anxiety, and finding a sense of calm in our increasingly hectic lives. While it can seem strange or difficult, mindfulness at its core is just the… Read more »

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