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How Volunteering Can Help Boost Students’ Prospects

By Poppy Jones:  With busy work and school revision schedules, students often can push aside the idea of volunteering. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous and often overlooked. So, what better way to use long summer months than by volunteering? In recent years, charities across the globe have been …

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Moms Don’t Get Sick Leave: How To Survive

By Fredrica Syren: After our family’s relatively healthy fall and winter, my husband and I had just commented on how lucky we have been. Yes, I know: that was a jinx. Before I knew it, one by one, all three kids got sick. Oh, so much fun!!! After spending a …

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Staying Motivated on a Diet or Health Regimen

ByKim Robson: Since last May, I’ve been on the Keto Diet. And it’s definitely working — even without workouts, I’ve lost two sizes. I’m wearing clothes I haven’t been able to fit into for months or even years, and am feeling much better about my appearance and energy level. Keto …

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Say Hello to 2019 With Green New Year Resolutions

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green Mom: Even before the champagne’s been popped and everyone is returning to work, many of us make resolutions — things we would like to achieve and/or to make better for ourselves. 40 to 45 percent of adults make one or more New Year’s resolutions each …

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Yoga Class Etiquette — the Basics

By Dawna Matthews As both a yoga practitioner and a yoga teacher, I have learned a few essentials when it comes to ensuring that your class is enjoyable. When you keep these things in mind, you honor your class and your practice, as well as the practice of the other …

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Personal Actions Make a Difference

By Larraine Roulston: Today’s youth are amazing! In Calgary, Alberta, two 6thgrade students, Mya Chau and Eve Helman, launched a petition after their science project revealed the shocking statistics regarding discarded beverage cups. The girls decided to act and stated, “In Canada alone, over 1.5 billion disposable coffee cups are …

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Why Personal Changes Matter

By Larraine Roulston: Changing climate, polluted oceans and what all that will mean for our children are overwhelming! How can a single person aiming to green his/her personal habits make a difference, you may ask? When individuals make adjustments toward “going green,”they influence others around them. That is the power of one! Take, for …

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The Many Ways to Give Back

By Fredrica Syren: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  – Mahatma Gandhi Giving back to the world is not just a rich person’s gift but should be part of everyone’s goals. Giving back benefits not only the people or charities receiving …

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The Importance of Having Device, Screen-Free Time

By Fredrica Syren: Be honest — how often have you looked at a screen today? These days, it seems we all are glued to our computers, phones and tablets. And I’m as guilty of it as anyone. I see parents at the park totally occupied with their phones while their …

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