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3 Things You Can Do to Calm Your Dog During a Thunderstorm

3 Things You Can Do to Calm Your Dog During a Thunderstorm

Crash! Bang! Lots of dogs don’t really love loud, unpredictable sounds that they don’t understand. Thunderstorms and fireworks tend to be at the top of the list for doggie anxiety triggers. Your dog may pant, tremble, and generally try to hide, often long before the storm arrives. There’s no mistaking the signs that your dog

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Strategies in the Workplace

Mental Health is a topic that has gained more attention each year with awareness campaigns, videos, and with public figure profiles. But most medium to small businesses still struggle to implement mental health strategies within their workplaces. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has recently released a report focused on helping businesses develop such strategies

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What Worrying Is

Worry. Stress. Anxiety. These are words that people are acquainted all too well with. When we worry, become stressed, or allow anxiety to build up within us, we are allowing negative emotions such as fear to control our thoughts and eventually our behaviors. Worry comes from our fear of not knowing and the fact that

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Restoring Balance After the Holidays

This time of year can be tough for a variety of reasons. The excitement of the holidays has faded and now it’s back to the grind. Typically, many of us find ourselves faced with debt after all that extra spending and others are worried about weight gain caused by overindulgence during the festive season. These

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Slowing Down As The Seasons Change

There is no more beautiful place that I know of in autumn than the Kawarthas and its surrounding area. The beauty of change is all around in the colourful display of nature as the seasons transition from summer and fall to winter.  Rich reds, oranges, and golds accompany the bounty and plenty that we celebrated

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Reiki: A Complementary Alternative Method of Healing

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that can also promote healing on a physical, mental and/or emotional level.  It is administered by a trained “Reiki Practitioner” by the “laying on of hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes

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What is Stress?

It has been defined as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change.” Whether one is aware of it or not, everyone experiences stress. Stress can be physical, mental or emotional. A small amount of stress is not harmful to the body and can actually be beneficial, however, when the body is

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