Have you ever experienced that flicker of excitement and happiness after accomplishing a goal or a long-held dream? Often, when we finally achieve something that we have been pursuing for a while, we usually feel a sense of gratification and pride in being able to comm...

According to Statistics Canada, more than 1 in 4 Canadian workers stated that their life was “highly stressful” in 2010. In 2019, stress continues to be one of the most prevalent issues faced by Canadians on a daily basis with work often being cited as a leading cause...

  

We’ve all had our share of experiences with boredom, whether we encounter it while completing a monotonous activity at work or attending a get-together that we don’t really want to go to. While boredom may seem like an innocuous feeling, it can strike with such...

Who can resist the deliciously rich and tempting aroma and flavour of a freshly brewed cup of coffee? Many of us rely on our daily cup(s) of java to help chase away the early morning grogginess or for a quick pick-me-up later in the day. Despite of it being one of the...

Have you ever struggled over a seemingly unsolvable problem at work or racked your brain for an innovative idea for your next art project or novel? If you have encountered any of these struggles in your daily life, then you may also have noticed that the harder you try...

Since Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden hit the shelves across the world, adult colouring books have only grown in popularity. From mandala designs to enchanted forests to the Harry Potter world, there are a variety of different themed colouring books to strike everyone’...

Have you ever thought about starting a yoga practice but felt intimidated after seeing some of the more complicated postures of the practice? While those who have been practicing yoga for a while may build up to doing more challenging postures over time, yoga can be as...

No matter which health issue you may complain about to your doctor, getting sufficient sleep is often one of the primary remedies that she/he prescribes for the ailment in question. That proves just how imperative sleep is for our overall health and functionality. Lack...

Drop what you are doing right now, and smile. You can even try forcing a laugh or two. It is likely that the forced smile/laugh will lead to a few more actual chuckles, possibly because you are thinking about how silly this exercise is. Silly or not, laughter can actua...

Have you ever walked through a park or a row of trees in your neighbourhood and found yourself feeling instantly more relaxed and upbeat? Well you are not alone. Scientists have been researching this invigorating “super-power” of nature and found that there are in fact...

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