ARIES

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ARIES – March 21 to April 20 November 2019:  The planet Saturn can’t move fast enough for some Ariens, a sentiment shared by the other cardinal signs. The frustration experienced while enduring Saturn’s delays takes a lot of patience, which is unfortunately a trait not common to your sign. You’re not the only impatient sign [. . . more]

Support Your Local Health Fairs

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Spring and summer bring a fresh new crop of health fairs in many communities. Often held annually or semi-annually, health fairs make for a wonderful day out with friends and family, and are usually open to the general public with free admission. Sometimes they are themed particularly for one or more segments of the general [. . . more]

Meditation: Beneficial for Stress Relief & Much More

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One of the best treatments for anxiety and stress relief, meditation is at the top of the list for most people because it is free of any cost, has no negative side effects and is limited only by one’s imagination and time. Unlike natural and pharmaceutical drugs or preparations which may carry some unwanted side [. . . more]

Become an Organ Donor and Save Lives

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Most of us support improving and saving lives through organ and tissue donation, but only a fraction of us actually take the time to register. This disparity between good intentions and actions has real-world consequences. While thousands of people have received the gift of life, others have died waiting because there just are not enough [. . . 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]

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]

Valerian Can Help Improve Sleep

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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]

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]