The financial costs of chronic illness.

The financial costs of chronic illness.

  We all suffer from bouts of ill health from time to time, and in the vast majority of cases, it’s a short-term thing, which is over within a few days at most.   Not everyone is so lucky, however. When chronic illness develops, it can have an enormous impact on a household, whether the …

Improve your health and wellness with music.

Improve your health and wellness with music.

  Music is known to make people feel joy and elation.   It is also a common tool for relaxation, and may even be used as a distraction from painful stimuli or stressful situations. In this sense, you can improve your health and wellness with music.   Because music has widespread effects, neuroscientists and neurobiologists …

How meaningful activities can reduce stress.

How meaningful activities can reduce stress.

  Our bodies are equipped with a fantastic response system; this is known as “fight-or-flight”, which kicks in when we face a threatening situation.   However, with the constant barrage of stressful situations that we undergo these days, you may be wondering how to keep yourself stress free and save yourself constant misery.   Research …

Five health benefits of eating chocolate.

Health benefits of eating dark chocolate.

Eating chocolate is usually banned on all diets and as children, we are told it will rot our teeth. We are often warned about the high sugar and fat content, then told that we should avoid it. However, there is growing evidence that suggests there are nutrients in chocolate which can be very beneficial to us …

Terrific tips to take care of your health.

Walking.

  As we get older, our poor bodies seem to lose their will to keep up with our youthful minds!   Once the kids have left home, it can be a good time to address some of those health issues you’ve been putting off.   When the kids are around, they are always the priority …

Subway: Is it healthy eating?

Consumer choices affect whether Subway is healthy.

When Subway released a series of commercials featuring Jared Fogle, the man who lost a significant amount of weight by restricting his diet to sandwiches from their chain, it successfully established its reputation as one fast food chain that could be considered to be healthy eating.   Since these first commercials aired, Subway has continued …

Create your very own Japanese garden.

Create your very own Japanese garden.

If you have the space, time and resources, create your very own Japanese garden that’s perfect for meditation and peaceful thinking.   How was the Japanese garden created? The Japanese ruling elite wanted to find a peaceful place in the storm of violence and war in their country, so they transformed their current environment by creating an …

Is the Jian Ghomeshi sexual harassment scandal a good thing?

Recently, several women have come forward to bring charges against Canada’s well-know CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi for sexual harassment in the workplace. As a result of the Jian Ghomeshi sexual harassment scandal, CBC has suspended Jian Ghomeshi and has formally requested that a law suit by him against the CBC for wrongful termination be …