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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I’m one of millions of women in menopause!

Statue called Menopause.

  Women in menopause… Yup! We’re a fun group!   …or at least we used to be! I have been well into menopause a few years now. My husband and children learned to be very adept at surfing the waves of my moodiness, depression, anxiety and stress. It doesn’t help that my mental symptoms are highly exacerbated by my…

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Take note of these 11 signs you’re ready for a break – before you break.

11 signs you're ready for a break.

  You work hard and don’t always give yourself the credit you deserve. It’s not easy to scale back and not put so much pressure on yourself to succeed.   There’s nothing wrong with having a strong work ethic, but you can’t forget to take care of yourself in the process. It feels good to push…

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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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New vs old health care: How does acupuncture work?

How does acupuncture work?

  Have you always wondered, “How does acupuncture work?”   More and more mainstream medical practitioners are accepting and prescribing the use of acupuncture. Acupuncture is a treatment which uses fine needles inserted at key points of the body. Traditional Chinese acupuncture dates back to around 100 BC and is based on the belief that…

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Own your life: Take care of the essentials.

Taking care of the essentials in life.

  It’s all too easy to be swept up in the tumbling washing machine that is life, finding yourself under the control of the flow and momentum of those external forces and struggling to escape.   In the 21st century, more is being asked of us than ever before, and it’s no wonder that so…

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Is it time to put your heart into being healthier?

Is it time to put your heart into being healthier

  For many of us, our health is something we take for granted, and we don’t really think about what we could have done differently until it’s too late.   It’s not possible to prevent every illness, but many cases of heart disease are linked to lifestyle factors. If your health isn’t top of your…

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4 great tips for managing and living with endometriosis.

Endometriosis sufferer

by Emma Sturgis   Endometriosis affects nearly 10 percent of all women, and this serious medical condition can cause a wide variety of secondary health complications when it is left untreated. These can include severe cramping and organ failure.   Women who ignore their endometriosis also run the risk of permanently damaging their uterus, and that almost always…

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