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#ShopTalk: Birkenstock Naturino

At Birkenstock Naturino, you'll save -10% off non-sale items and 5% off Birkenstock and other adult brands with your MList Card!
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Mind & Body Wellness

We often talk about clean eating and working out as the main sources of wellness but there’s really so much more to it than that! Sleep, stress and state of mind are important contributing factors to overall wellness. Sleep Most adults seem permanently sleep deprived. Ask anyone how th...
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We can make a change one step at a time

On February 10th, Carolynn Boulanger a secondary 4 student organized an amazing evening event to raise money for families in Ecuador with the help of many volunteers. She raised over 1800$, triple her goal with the help of generous donation in our community! By raising money for this important cause...
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Feel it on the first

I never intended on being a cancer advocate.  I decided to come public with my battle to show my friends that it really CAN happen to anyone.  I am known as the medic and school nurse (G-d I love when the kids walk into my office and call me “Nurse Joy”.  Delicious.  ...
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10 Great Economical Activities to Keep Your Special Needs Kids Busy Over March Break

We have arrived. It is March Break! And if you Moms and Dads out there are like me and my husband, we cannot go out of town for a whole week, and though I am home with my son as I work from home, Dad only can manage to take off a day or two. Our son, on the other hand, wants adventure and fun. So wh...
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Healthy Mind: Life Living and Lessons - 6 Steps to Living Your Life

Ten years ago, had you told me that I would be married to my childhood best friend, living in Winnipeg with a Bearded Collie named Winnie, Brandy the Shih Tzu, a Standard Poodle whose name is Alice but goes by Poodle, and Virgil the cat, I would have laughed, told you that you were crazy and polit...
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Helping kids pare down their stuff

After my last blog post about keeping things ‘just in case’, I’ve had a few people come up to me to ask about what to do when the person hanging on to things isn’t the person reading my posts.  How do we help kids and spouses let go of what we deem to be superfluous?&n...
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Extraversion: A red herring for job interviewers

In North America, extraversion is the key that opens many doors. Most people associate extraversion with a myriad of desirable attributes: confidence, competence, and likability to name a few. It’s no wonder that employers often favour extraverted candidates when conducting job interviews. N...
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Healthy Body: 5 Essential oils you should have

Aromatherapy has many benefits, some of which include easing depression, inducing sleep, and easing pain. I have had insomnia since I was a teenager and it continued into my adult life. I tried almost everything under the sun, including steeping passionflower tea, but nothing worked. A student of ...
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Running series

I never thought I’d put running on the back burner. For years it was the thing that kept me sane. It made me feel strong and confident. My first race was a 5K in 2009. Since then, I’ve run a handful of 5Ks, a bunch of half-marathons, a few marathons and two ultra-marathons. I even coac...
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You had a burnout

I can’t begin to tell you how many people come into my office with similar dialogues about their jobs.  It goes something like this, “There is a lot of stress at my job.  I went to the doctor and got some time off.  I feel terrible about it all but I cannot tolerate the ...
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Snow games for all ages

Winter is getting a little tiresome at this point... I'm over the snowsuits and boots and puddles on my floor, the layers and layers (meaning the laundry and laundry), and the general frigidness. I'm always looking for fun things to do outside, so here are a few snow games for all ages: ...
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