7 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

The holidays are more than a month away, which means it’s the perfect time to discuss holiday stress. The following are seven ways to reduce stress and enjoy the festive season. 1. Make a list: We sometimes think that the…

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How to Be a Good Listener

  We often think of listening as a passive exercise, yet true listening requires that we engage in what the other person is saying in a way that acknowledges him or her, and shows that we’ve understood. For caregivers of…

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Horseback Riding for Your Health

Finding ways to stay healthy and maintain an exercise routine can be challenging. We are often so busy with work and family commitments that we forget to take care of our physical health. Horseback riding is an activity that many…

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Caregiving – 3 Rewards or Many Burdens?

Caregiving can be very rewarding.  Here are 3 Rewards: 1. the satisfaction of giving back to an aging parent 2. the love and loyalty demonstrated to a spouse or partner who has developed health challenges, and 3. that feel-good response from helping relatives, friends or neighbours We’re…

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The Accompanier

An accompanier is someone who can stand beside us on the road to freedom, someone who loves us and understands our life. An accompanier can be a parent, a teacher, or a friend. Accompaniers may also be therapists or people…

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