Caring for the Caregivers
Jul04

Caring for the Caregivers

In a recent CTV News piece, health reporter Avis Favaro reported that nearly half of unpaid caregivers for seniors with dementia experience distress.  The piece cites a study from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, which also points out that of the estimated 402,000 seniors in Canada with dementia, approximately 60% live at home and are cared for by family, friends and neighbours. As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the...

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How to Bounce Back from Anything
Jun20

How to Bounce Back from Anything

What you can do to improve your resiliency to stress. Read on to learn tips on how to develop your coping skills. Read “How to Bounce Back from Anything” (July 2018)...

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The Science of Anger
Feb25

The Science of Anger

Honoured to be featured in this month’s Good Housekeeping on the way anger affects your health and what you can do about it. Most everything we do and feel affects our bodies and minds. In this first of many GH’s new series, “The Science of…,” Bill Howatt, Ph.D, and I explain some of life’s most impactful experiences so we can be our healthiest and happiest. First up: this universal emotional force…ANGER. It is a physical reaction to...

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Doing more for Mental Resiliency than Let’sTalk again this year
Jan31

Doing more for Mental Resiliency than Let’sTalk again this year

Do more for Mental Resiliency than Talk It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day 2018 and today, I am joining the conversation again – this time with personal action suggestions to guide you in developing stronger mental resiliency. When we are mentally resilient, we are better equipped to ward off mental illness. Last year I wrote about focusing on “Walking Our Bell’s Let’s Talk Campaign”. Check it out if you’d like to review what you can do...

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Walking our Bell Let’s Talk Campaign
Jan25

Walking our Bell Let’s Talk Campaign

It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day and today, I am joining the conversation. I’m so happy that we’ve been able to increase Canadians’ awareness around mental illness thanks to BELL’s “Let’s Talk” initiatives. Certainly, we need to be more empathetic and sensitive to the inner struggles of so many Canadians who suffer every day from a mental health issue. At the same time, I wonder out loud as a preventative medicine doctor, what else we...

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10 Healthy Sleep Hygiene Tips
Nov04

10 Healthy Sleep Hygiene Tips

On Sunday November 6th Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 am. Most of us love this day as we settle into bed on Saturday night knowing we will get an extra hour of sleep, unless you are on shift work. This night you work an extra hour. Canadians are increasingly sleep deprived and sleep problems affect up to 45 per cent of the world’s population. It is estimated that 60 per cent of Canadian adults feel tired most of the time and get, on...

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