Kelly Fallis


10 Musts For Successful Furniture Delivery

Kelly Fallis | September 22, 2014 | Canada Living
People often have doormen and nannies accept packages on their behalf. When it's a tiny little box that's easy to return this is no problem. Furniture packaging is big and bulky and the return process is nothing short of a nightmare. Unless you are paying a design professional to receive your package for you, be sure YOU are physically present for the delivery appointment.
Ashley D. MacKenzie

I Refuse To Stop Spending My Own Money On My Classroom

Ashley D. MacKenzie | September 22, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Yes, I've bought the materials in the boxes that I'll be hauling to work each day this week. And yes, I sincerely wish that I hadn't had to go out of pocket to make sure that my students get the best education that I can give them. The underfunding of public education in B.C. has already taken enough out of me. I refuse to let it take who I am as a teacher, too.
Kristen Marano


Backpacking Taught Me I Don't Need Makeup to Be Confident

Kristen Marano | September 22, 2014 | Canada Travel
I left Toronto four months ago to travel the world indefinitely. In that time, I've become more comfortable wearing little to no makeup and not fussing with my hair. I've become more comfortable with myself.
Marvin Ross


What the History of Schizophrenia Can Teach Us About the Present

Marvin Ross | September 22, 2014 | Canada Living
Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates October 10 as World Mental Health Day to raise awareness. This year, they are focusing on schizophrenia. To add my little bit to awareness, I would like to explore the history and the controversy of this malady.
Roger Covin, Ph.D


Why We Don't Need a Blood Test to Diagnose Depression

Roger Covin, Ph.D | September 22, 2014 | Canada Living
For those who are unfamiliar with this latest science story, researchers in the U.S. claim they can diagnose depression using a blood sample. Why would we need a blood test to do something professionals can already accomplish on their own in a fairly short period of time? The most touted benefit of this test seemed to be that it would offer the first "objective" measurement of depression. In the present case, the problem with trying to find an "objective" method of diagnosing depression is that "depression" and "diagnosis of depression" are two separate things.
Mellissa Kimberley

A Normal Sunday, At Last

Mellissa Kimberley | September 21, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
The early afternoon sun brightens the kitchen as it shines down through the skylight; I can hear my two youngest children, managing to not bicker and argue their way through Lego Star Wars on the TV, and I'm sitting across the kitchen table from my teacher husband, typing this as he plots out his Socials 8 course for the year. This is the first Sunday in months that feels normal for us.
Marilyn Linton


Forget About Work-Life Balance

Marilyn Linton | September 22, 2014 | Canada Living
If you thought balancing time at home and at work was difficult before, just wait. Studies on work/family conflict report more absenteeism, more sick days, more sleep disturbances, and challenges in nutrition as we juggle and rush to balance work, family, friendships and fitness.
Ion Valis

It's Time We Pay Attention to Time and Attention

Ion Valis | September 21, 2014 | Canada Living
What are the two most valuable personal resources in the world today? I've come to believe that the most precious of personal assets are time and attention. Not sure you agree? Let me make my case.
Jason Tetro


The Bad News About Artificial Sweeteners

Jason Tetro | September 21, 2014 | Canada Living
It's been a rather tough year for artificial sweeteners. In that time, three new studies have been released suggesting they are poor substitutes for sugar. In the spring, an investigation into their use revealed a disconcerting association with the onset of depression. Then, a long-term analysis of their use revealed they may contribute to overall weight gain.
David Martin


What Falls Between Agnostic and Atheist?

David Martin | September 21, 2014 | Canada Living
From where I'm sitting, there's a huge yawning gap between agnostic and atheist. Just as any modern religion has a wealth of sects to cover all manner of religious permutations and combinations, those of little or no faith should have a myriad of options, too.
Abby Langer

8 Food Myths I Learned at Nutrition School

Abby Langer | September 22, 2014 | Canada Living
I hate to age myself, but I went to school for my nutrition degree more than a few years ago. Things have changed since then, and while my practice has changed, we still see some of these gems being recommended to this day. Here's where we got it wrong all those years ago.
Anita Saulite


Follow This Money Do Checklist To Change Your Life in Six Weeks

Anita Saulite | September 20, 2014 | Canada Living
Put your saving strategy and bill payments on auto pilot. We all know it, but saving money each month is saving for the future. Just know, savings are what you pay yourself, and if you want to secure your golden years and worry less, then pay yourself first. Set up automatic bill payments.
The Purple Fig


I Can Be a Feminist and Watch Submissive Porn

The Purple Fig | September 22, 2014 | Canada Living
I went back to the hardcore sites; the ones where women were being tied up, the men allowed to do what they wanted to them. Women bound to beds, hanging by their wrists from the ceiling, gagged and unable to speak. I felt a mixture of horror and disgust and a feeling I wasn't expecting: arousal.
Charlotte Singmin


5 Reasons To Go On A Yoga Retreat

Charlotte Singmin | September 19, 2014 | Canada Living
Remember how great you feel after Monday night yoga class? Well imagine feeling that way for an entire week! At a yoga retreat you will eat well (often vegan/vegetarian/raw, and always healthy!), get plenty of time to rest, and have the opportunity to practice yoga at least once a day.
Kim Smiley


When Boundaries Are Healthy

Kim Smiley | September 19, 2014 | Canada Living
I know, in the internet age, many people think boundaries are passé. This is clear to me when I contemplate people's selfies on social media and their transgressions on Twitter. But I want to reframe the discussion to show that boundaries can be healthy. So let's explore some of the benefits.
Sandra Charron

Are People Enlisting in the Military to Help Their Country or Help Themselves?

Sandra Charron | September 19, 2014 | Canada Living
Although comparing a broken bone to an amputated limb is not at all analogous, a civilian who loses a limb to a workplace injury is not provided anywhere near the compensation for such a tragedy as would a military member, who in all cases, is fully aware and prepared before deployment of the dangers involved in their jobs.
Tim Paziuk


Are You Spending More Than Your Relationship Can Afford?

Tim Paziuk | September 19, 2014 | Canada Living
In most households, one person takes responsibility for the household finances. This can work well as long as the person controlling the finances isn't the one with the problem. I think it makes sense that if you're living as a couple and you have joint bank accounts that both partners know what's going on.
Ken Rabow


The Greatest Gift I Ever Got Was Giving My Haasen Fraas Away

Ken Rabow | September 19, 2014 | Canada Living
I was meant to give that ice cream to those people. To have all the people in the airport help me out on my odd quest and it would not possibly have been as sweet, if the ice cream had survived. So what did I learn? If I had kept it all for myself I would have had nothing.
Jordan Cieciwa


The Way Most Workplaces Encourage Exercise Is Wrong

Jordan Cieciwa | September 19, 2014 | Canada Living
Start creating cultures and communities in your workplace that support active living. Doesn't need to be the gym life, it needs to be simple happy movement. Sneak it in, offer programs and ideas that are activity based. Have fun, bring in some puppies or food-based days that people don't even realize is healthy.
Dina Vardouniotis

What Successful Working Moms Really Talk About

Dina Vardouniotis | September 19, 2014 | Canada Living
The point is that working moms need a village to be successful. They need short-cuts and tips that make life easier. With precious little time at home, it's things like swifters and crockpots make a difference. If you don't have a support system that can help you find the things that can help you feel like a better mom, build one. It's worth it.
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