Province pledges $49M for mental, physical health student programs | CTV Barrie News

  The Liberal government has kicked off the school year by announcing $49 million over three years for new and expanded programs to help the mental and physical health of students. Funding is being doubled to $12 million for school boards for local well-being initiatives such as breakfast programs, anti-bullying programs and recreational activities. The…

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Living with a disability, whether mental or physical.

Freedom within living with disability.

  Living with a disability can sometimes feel like being trapped in prison.   The one thing I will say is that a disability can cause you to be more grateful for the simple things in life.   Family, friends and loved ones take on a more pivotal role, whether your disability allows you to…

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Here’s how stress is killing you.

Here's how stress is killing you.

  Some of you may be sighing after reading that title. “Yeah, we already know that stress is bad for your health.” …and it’s true that the serious harm stress can do to your health is definitely much more widely known than it used to be.   In general, however, a lot of people still…

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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…

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Your DIY efforts don’t cut the mustard? Here are the professionals to call for help.

Home repairs.

  From bad backs to bad smells in the home, and overflowing toilets to leaking roofs, sometimes just accept that you’re not going to be able to DIY it. Be comforted to know there is a professional out there who can help. Whether the problems you experience are in the home, or are due to your…

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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…

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Future snapshot: Marijuana is legal everywhere!

Future snapshot: Marijuana is legal everywhere

  Can you just imagine a time when marijuana is legal everywhere?   The day will come. No more high priced black market trade in cannabis, nor all the resulting crime that goes with it. No more promising futures of our kids compromised or ruined because of charges stemming from cannabis use. Less personal taxes…

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10 top reasons why positive thinking is important.

10 top reasons why positive thinking is important.

  There is a growing hype about the benefits of positive thinking. Psychologists, Life Coaches and also celebrities vouch for the effectiveness of positive thoughts.   But really…   Why is positive thinking important?   1. Increases synchronicity.   This is perhaps the number one reason why positive thinking is important. It helps you attract…

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