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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Why can I be calm and cool when calming someone else down and not when dealing with a crisis on my own?

Keeping calm and cool in a crisis.

  Why can I be calm and cool when calming someone else down and not when dealing with a crisis on my own?   I know, long title… …but how else can one do it? One day, my daughter Erin was very upset when she discovered what to her was a major crisis. She discovered…

Taking stock: What do I have to be thankful for?

Cute ways to thank your friends for the little things - and the big ones too.

  I clicked through a link on a friend’s Facebook post to see one of the most inspiring videos I have ever seen (see below).   For those of you who may have seen this before, it’s worth seeing again as a reminder, because if you’re like me, our daily trials and worries tend to…

How to detect the root cause of lingering odors in your home.

  An unpleasant smell in your home can cause you to feel discomfort in a space that is supposed to be relaxing.   It may be embarrassing to have relatives and friends over because to the scent.   Instead of allowing this scent to continue to grow, investigate some possible causes of the odor. Here…

How to be a cleaning Ninja with my top 10 favorite cleaning hints!

Green cleaning products.

  I have gradually come to know numerous household cleaning hints and have used them often enough that they have become an automatic part of my cleaning routine.   Don’t get me wrong – my cleaning is not routine enough as I hate housework, but these top 10 favorite cleaning hints are my favorites and they…

Interior design and color psychology.

Interior design and color psychology.

Interior design and color psychology are key to creating the visual appeal we want and evoking the desired emotional response.   Certain colors elicit certain moods. We have all heard that, and have most likely experienced it from time to time. Blue, the color of the sky, can turn any bad day into a better…

What you should know about installing a well in your backyard.

What you should know about installing a well in your backyard.

  Having a well installed on your property is going to provide you with many different benefits including lower utility bills and a smaller carbon footprint.   Unfortunately, any mistakes that you make during this process can result in contaminated water, severe property damage, and expensive fines.   Homeowners who are considering this project should…