Health

  • Practise self-care as the seasons change
    This time of transition from fall into winter, with cooler temperatures and fewer hours of daylight, is often the “calm before the storm” for many people as the holiday season and year-end approach. The Danes say this is the most ‘Hygge’ (pronounced hoo-gah) time of the year. That is, an ideal ...
  • Missing home? Strategies to help you lessen the impact of homesickness
    Missing home or homesickness is commonly experienced when people move away from home for work, education, for a new life or are displaced from their home country due to war or other factors. Homesickness as a state of distress can vary for each individual with some experiencing it immediately after ...
  • AstraZeneca recipients frustrated after being forced to cancel international travel plans
    Some Albertans who received the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine are having to cancel their international travel plans, again. Several countries and tour operators, including many cruise lines, don’t recognize the Covishield version of AstraZeneca, which is made in India. Others are not accepting travellers who received different types of vaccines for their first ...
  • Ways to get mental health support and a comprehensive list of resources
    With the ongoing pandemic, worrisome situations locally as well as in other countries where loved ones are suffering can be difficult for many. Mental well-being can be affected and needs to be monitored and looked after. Feeling anxious, sad, frustrated or suicidal can affect us in the short-term and long-term. Knowing ...
  • Perfectly imperfect: You are enough!
    Have you ever thought or said, “I’m not as capable as other people think I am” or “I have to be perfect to feel good enough”? Do you feel inadequate, no matter how much you achieve? Maybe you believe your success is due to luck, rather than true personal ability, ...