7 Tips to Improve Your Morning (And Your Day)

With the days approaching their shortest, it’s increasingly likely that you’re getting up an hour or more before the sun rises.  While early mornings can be difficult even during the warmer months, now, with falling temperatures and the absence of stimulating sunlight, waking up can be downright brutal.  Read more

Sleep and the City: How White Noise Benefits Urban Sleepers

My little family lives in a noisy complex. Near a freeway. In the city.

Night after night, it’s not unusual to find bed-time accompanied by sirens, car horns, the sounds of drunk debauchery slowly making its way home and echoing televisions. Needless to say, getting to sleep and staying asleep is often a problem. Read more

How Weird Dreams May Actually Help Us

There are times in life when we experience the ever dreaded state of stress overload. Western society is fast-paced with rarely any time to “stop and smell the roses.” All of us have responsibilities such as jobs, money, relationships, children, health… and we are trying to balance all of those things while going at what seems like a thousand miles per hour. Read more

Cleaning for Fitness & Good Health

Beach season is here, so is the need to get in shape. Wish you could spend more time at the gym, instead of doing tedious household tasks? You can actually turn domestic cleaning into an effective fitness routine with a couple of clever techniques. Read more

Stay Fit and Breathe Deeply

Did you ever hear of a time when a strong person had to gasp for breath? We always associate possession of great muscles with the excellent performance of the various body systems. That fact underscores the importance of a scheduled workout. Regular exercise acts in four ways to improve performance of the respiratory system. Read more

How to Choose the Right Vape pen

Choosing the right vape pen is hard since they come in a ton of varieties nowadays from different size, shapes, power, and use. Some might be for dry herbs, some for concentrates and others for e­liquids. Regardless of what you want to use it for, all portable vape pens come down to three categories to look at and decide which you like the best. Read more

Midlife Family: What You Should Know About Pregnancy in Your 40’s

While the majority of pregnancies occur among women in their twenties and thirties, increasingly more women are waiting longer to have children. While it’s normal for women reaching 40 and beyond to conceive a child, there’s a few things you should know before starting your midlife family.  Read more

3 Ways to Support Your Loved One Dealing with Substance Abuse

Regardless of race, class, and or generation, addiction is part of the modern human condition. According to statistics published in Canada in September 2013, about six million of that country’s populace meet the criteria for a substance use disorder. Knowing someone or having a loved one who is affected by substance use can not only be hard on the substance user, but family and friends as well.  Read more

Mindfulness can be a Useful Tool in Addiction Recovery

Most people who are recovering from an addiction tend to accumulate a “grab-bag” of tools and tricks they use to help them stay sober from day to day. What works for some people doesn’t necessarily work for everyone, so for any given person, their grab-bag typically has a different assortment of tools, depending on what they find most useful. Read more