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surviving-a-sick-day

I have not been a fan of this year, health-wise. It’s not like I’ve had any major health issues; I haven’t been hospitalized or even had to go to the ER this year (*knocking furiously on wood because this damn year is not over yet!*). But honestly, I think my immune system has gone on vacation somewhere warm and sunny without me because I have used up every single sick day I have available to me and then some. It’s ridiculous.Granted some of my…

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why-i-stay-up-too-late

There are a ton of reasons why we should get to bed early – or at least early enough to help us land in the coveted window of 7-9 hours of sleep. I often fail to get inside that window, or if I do it’s just hovering around the 7-hour mark. I can’t help it though. I’ve tried, believe me. I chronically stay up too late over and over again. And every time I get into bed – whatever the clock says – I feel so amazing that…

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hiking-in-halifax-bayers-lake-mystery-walls

After being cooped up for much of the winter, as soon as the weather starts to improve I get eager to do things like get out in my yard, sit on the back deck, and go hiking in Halifax and the surrounding area. Yes, I know there are plenty of things you can do in the winter and I’m not exactly a full-on hermit, but I do prefer to be outside when it’s NOT cold or snowing.A couple of years ago I read Wild&nbsp…

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how-to-deal-with-anxiety-at-work

It doesn’t matter what you do in your daily job. Whether you love it or not, at some point your job can cause you stress. Anxiety at work can make the 9-5 (or whatever your hours are) even harder than it already is.Here are some of the things I do in order to lower my work-related anxiety issues.1. Get some sleep.I know, it’s easier said than done sometimes. Insomnia can be difficult and is a topic in its own right. (I created a…

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how-to-beat-the-monday-or-any-day-blues

The blues suck, am I right? A lot of people suffer from the Monday Blues, when the weekend is over, the work week has just begun, and Friday night seems like an eternity away. Sometimes the Monday Blues actually start on Sunday, which can really rob you of the remainder of your weekend. I mean, the weekend is almost over, do you really want to waste what’s left fretting about Monday (and Tuesday, and Wednesday, and…)? Yeah, I didn’t think so.It’s easier said than done…

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the-simplest-way-to-drink-more-water

No kidding. This simple way to drink more water is so obvious that you might already be doing it, and if you’re not you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it sooner. I know *I* wanted to know why I didn’t already figure this out.So we all know we need to drink an adequate amount of water to function properly. Our bodies need it and we have a tendency to deny ourselves because we’re too busy drinking coffee and alcohol, or sugary fruit juice…

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meditation-for-menstrual-cramps

Sorry gentlemen, while meditation can benefit anyone and everyone, this one is geared towards the ladies!(Although if you’re a man who has a woman in his life who deals with this issue, you might want to pass this post along to help them out!)Once a month, pretty much like clockwork, I find myself clenching my jaw and trying not to let the entire world know that I am currently dealing with painful PMS cramps. I’m pretty lucky, it usually only lasts for the first day of…

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Back when I was diagnosed with vertigo, one of the first things that occurred to me was that it was going to put a massive cramp in my training. For the past three years I ran in the Bluenose Marathon weekend that takes place every May long weekend here in Halifax.The first year I ran the 5K race. I had been on the cross-country running team back in my high school years, but I hadn’t gone for a single run in over two decades. I trained and…

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Have you ever wondered what a panic attack feels like?Because believe me I can tell you. I  have dealt with them and with anxiety in general for decades. Here’s what a panic attack has often felt like to me:<hr width=”85%”>You’re fine. You’re walking down the street, the same street as any other day. Maybe it’s a nice day. Maybe the temperature is just that perfect midpoint between cold and hot. A gentle breeze might blow past you. You’re…

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