4 Tips for Running Errands in a More Eco-Friendly Manner

We all have our long list of errands that include the post office, grocery store, pharmacy or the bank, to name a few. Driving around town, purchasing packaged items and buying from big box stores could have a significant impact on the environment. Here are four tips to run your errands in a more eco-friendly way. Eco-Friendly Transportation When re-evaluating how you run your errands, choosing an eco-friendly mode of transportation will have the biggest impact on reducing your … [Read more...]

Tips for Balancing Home & Work Life

Working full-time and managing a home life is a tricky equation to master. It’s not as easy as saying you’re going to do a certain task or activity. The unexpected is always there ready to make your life much more difficult. Instead of getting frustrated, get energized to come up with a plan of action. There are ways to make your life easier on you, if you’re willing to adjust and compromise a bit. You don’t have to continue living by the seat of your pants. Understand that you’re not alone … [Read more...]

Cancer Survivors: How to Deal with the Effects of Chemo

Chemotherapy is so hard on the body that they say you have to be able to walk into the clinic to receive it, because it takes so much out of you that they’ll wheel you out in a wheelchair. Yet chemotherapy is essential to killing cancer that may have spread, so if you want to beat cancer, you have to deal with the effects of chemotherapy. Here are a few tips on how to deal with the effects of chemo on your health, life and appearance. Digestive Problems Chemo kills the fastest growing … [Read more...]

3 Important Symptoms of Childhood Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. These blood cells and platelets are produced within the bone marrow. When a child is suffering from leukemia, white blood cells may not be able to form properly and stay immature. These immature cells then continue to reproduce rapidly, pushing out the healthy, fully grown white blood cells and producing a variety of symptoms. Leukemia is the most common form of pediatric cancer affecting around 4,000 children in the United States every year, meaning … [Read more...]

Examining the Specific Challenges Women Face in Rehabilitation

According to various statistics, women face a different set of challenges when it comes to rehabilitation and drug abuse. As of 2013, it was estimated that as many as 2.7% of women were struggling with alcohol and drug abuse. As a matter of fact, the female abuse of prescription pain killers and number of overdoses is also on the rise. Women are also more prone to developing conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder and depression. Many drug rehab centers are now catering to the needs of … [Read more...]

Why You Need to Take Recovering From An Injury Seriously

Why You Need to Take Recovering From An Injury Seriously – Even If It's Inconvenient It can be hard juggling a busy lifestyle as it is, and so getting a physical injury can feel like one of the most annoying setbacks imaginable. You may have injured yourself playing sport or running as part of your healthy lifestyle, or simply slipped or fallen, but either way, an injury can cause a lot of hassle as well as – of course – pain. Why Some People Don't Allow Their Injuries to Recover Properly … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Beat Stress and Relax Again

In many ways, a little bit of stress can be a good thing – it can challenge us to meet our goals and motivate us to keep going. But, whether it’s related to your family life, work, or something else entirely, letting your stress levels keep building up can only end in disaster. When it crosses a certain line, stress can become seriously debilitating, and could even develop into full-blown anxiety if you fail to do anything about it. Thankfully, there’s no need to wait until you are experiencing … [Read more...]

Why You Don’t Always Have to Take Your Children on Vacation

Family vacations are important. It is an opportunity to spend some quality time together, reconnecting and enjoying downtime as a family. Most families take at least one vacation a year, typically in the school holidays, but not always. However, what you need to remember as a parent is that it’s OK to take a vacation without your children. Parental Guilt Guilt is a parent’s best friend. We feel guilty about working while someone else takes care of our children. We feel guilty for not … [Read more...]

How to Enhance Your Nursing Career

Nurses are passionate, they are brave, and they work hard every single day to give everything they can to their patients. As a nurse, you are constantly learning, and as times change, we are constantly adapting to new ways to provide care to give the patients the most current and effective care. The more we learn and adapt to these changes, the more we learn about providing the greatest healthcare to others. Perhaps you want to learn more, to enhance the many skills you have already acquired as … [Read more...]

Silver Door Homecare™, serving the GTA

Silver Door Homecare™ is a Canadian-owned Certified Age-Friendly Business® providing premium home health care services in the Greater Toronto Area. With an emphasis on personalized service, Silver Door provides high-quality home care support tailored to the specific needs of its clientele. We are extremely proud to be a top provider of premium health care services. Why become a Silver Door member? Because you will enjoy unique benefits not offered by other home care services. Our members are … [Read more...]

Giving Girls in Uganda an Equal Chance

“I want to be a nurse.” This comment was made in response to my age old question of, “What would you like to be when you grow up?” I’ve asked this question to children in the United States, but this time I was in Uganda, speaking with a 14-year-old girl, Malacondia, who attends St. Luke’s Primary School in the northern part of Uganda, near the border with South Sudan. The school educates children from Uganda as well as refugees from South Sudan, displaced by the horrific unrest there. Not … [Read more...]

The Five Benefits of Gratitude

Self-care has always been an important skill to have. In fact, self-care for social workers is an actively taught and trained skill. This is due to the fact that self-care leads to better care for others. There are many ways to express self-care and one of them is through gratitude. As studies complied by the Case Western Reserve University show, gratitude leads to five major benefits. Those with a high level of gratitude have fewer health issues and feel more positively about the future. On … [Read more...]

ACN: Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy

In the same way that many nonprofits have their beginnings, the Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy (ACN) began with the effort of one person’s dedicated passion. Sheila Rogers DeMare, MS, started ACN in 1996 to inform families on how diet, the immune system, nutritional imbalances, chemical exposures, and allergies can affect neurological conditions. Natural and Integrative Approaches to Neurological and Behavior Problems She says, “I soon found myself in the role of … [Read more...]

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