What the Heck is Mercury Retrograde?

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Although it sounds like the title of a Sci-Fi movie, Mercury Retrograde is an astronomical term for when the planet Mercury appears to be moving backwards in the sky (but isn’t really). All planets can appear to be moving backwards and stationary but Mercury is retrograde most often in a single year and when it [. . . more]

Elder Abuse on the Rise

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Domestic Violence in Canada According to a 2016 study released by the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly, 766,000 Canadian seniors suffered some form of abuse in 2015. It’s expected that reported incidents of elder abuse will continue to rise with the growing senior population — Statistics Canada data shows that seniors in [. . . more]

Vegan Diet on the Rise Worldwide

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Statistics show that more people across the world are choosing to follow a vegan diet. According to Google Trends data, search interest around veganism has increased significantly from 2004 to 2017, with the highest level of interest in Australia, Israel, Canada, New Zealand and Austria. In Canada specifically, B.C., Yukon, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Alberta [. . . more]

Light Exercise Improves Memory

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Anyone over 50 usually notices their memory isn’t what it used to be. However, research has recently found that just 10 minutes of light exercise can help improve memory.  Memory loss is not uncommon for older adults and its one of the first symptoms of aging noticed. We enter a room and realize we forgot [. . . more]

Continue Working or Retire?

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Older Adults in the Workplace Decades ago it was expected that when you reached age 65 retirement was the clear choice. Some even wanted to retire earlier at about age 55 if lucky enough to work where once you reached a “magic” number of your age plus a specified number of years of service you [. . . more]

Chamomile Soothes Anxiety and Insomnia

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For centuries, people around the world have been turning to chamomile as a natural remedy for anxiety, insomnia, and other ailments. References to the medicinal use of chamomile appear as early as Ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman texts. The Ancient Egyptians used chamomile to treat colds, fevers and skin conditions and it was used in [. . . more]

Valerian Combats Anxiety and Insomnia

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Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is a tall, flowering perennial plant, native to Europe and Asia. Its root extracts have widely been used as a natural remedy to treat anxiety, insomnia and other ailments since ancient times and references to valerian are found as early as 1st century AD Ancient Greek medical texts. Valerian root has a [. . . more]

PISCES

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PISCES – February 19 to March 20 March 2019: The Fishes often come from an unusual family background. Inclined to “go with the flow” but many Pisceans are finding their voice, their muse or their strengths this year yet may find themselves defending a chosen relationship or new direction in life. Your inner spirit shines and [. . . more]

AQUARIUS

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Aquarius – January 21 to February 18 March 2019: Like the other air signs Gemini and Libra, sometimes you take on too much at once, leaving important matters unfinished while you flit like a butterfly chasing new dreams, or just ignoring problems wishing they would just go away. Yet this month, something you’ve only dreamed of [. . . more]

SAGITTARIUS

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SAGITTARIUS – November 23 to December 22 March 2019: This month trips you up a bit as the retrograde Mercury in Pisces creates frustrations and disagreements. Some Archers may be scratching their heads and wondering which way is up. What is down is your self-confidence and fears and insecurities may be leading you astray. Be [. . . more]

SCORPIO

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SCORPIO – October 24 to November 22 March 2019: The month begins with hope for a rest or holiday but work responsibilities seem to be winning out, especially if plans get fouled up. If you could control everything it would be easier but not having emotional attachment to things you can’t control is wiser and obtainable. [. . . more]

LIBRA

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LIBRA – September 24 to October 23 March 2019: Challenges presented by Saturn and Pluto feel cruel but hard work builds character and future fortunes. Some Librans endured recent losses and you’ll welcome some fun this month as Venus moves in to bring some sparkle, new friends, hobbies or pleasures. All work and no play can [. . . more]