5 Things Every Injury Victim Should Know

You probably wouldn’t think that slipping and falling on a patch of ice could lead to a serious injury until you personally experience it. Women, in particular, can be quick to shrug off an injury or assume that it’s nothing serious because they don’t want to be left unable to care for themselves. Sometimes injuries heal completely within a few months, but others may cause you medical issues for the remainder of your life. If you have sustained an injury because another party was negligent or … [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...]

Top Issues Women Still Face at Work (How to Deal with Them)

Despite the recent changes and developments in gender equality, women still face many issues at work. Equal pay is still a problem in many companies, even with so many movements and real efforts being made to close the gap. We’re still a long way from equal pay, but the increasing awareness is helping women to get fair compensation for their expertise. Unfortunately, there are other issues that working women face regularly. Knowing more about these issues and how to deal with them are the … [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...]

Women Who Work Hard Play Hard – Now It Is Time to Relax

One of the most common personality traits among women who are overachievers is that they work hard, yes, but they play hard as well. Literally everything they do calls for 150% effort and at some point, it’s just time to take a step off the treadmill for a quick breather, and then back at it. However, without that time of recharging, you find that everything you do begins to slow down to a halt and you are going to be forced to take a break ready or not, like it or not. This year, why not plan … [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...]

How to find quality care for our elderly loved ones

Image: Marlo Sollito With people living longer and our lives becoming busier, it’s hard to give the elderly women who raised us, such as our mothers and grandmothers, the care that they deserve. Finding someone to be there when we cannot is a minefield, and it’s hard to know what to look for when looking for quality in-home care. Therefore, it’s important to keep these four crucial factors in the front of your mind during your search. Companionship 43% of seniors reportedly said they … [Read more...]

Why We Need More Women in Leadership Positions

There has been significant progress for women in many arenas over the past 20 years, especially in education. Since the 1990s, women have outnumbered men in college enrollment and college completion rates. Women are also more likely to continue their education after college. This gender disparity has led to a majority of women enrolling and graduating from law school, medical school, dental school, and more. There have also been breakthroughs for women with regard to managerial positions and … [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...]

Career Options for Women Who Want to Help the Elderly

There are various career options for women that want to work in the elderly care profession. There are jobs that require experience and the completion of degrees such as geriatric nurse practitioners, to jobs that require little experience, such as a dog walker or care assistant, where you can learn on the job. While most jobs helping the elderly consist of care-giving and some physical labor, not all do and these career options may be perfect for older women who want to change career paths or … [Read more...]

Five Tips for Finding a Safe Place to Live in a Big City

After thinking about it for some time, you are going to take the proverbial plunge and move to a major metropolis. Maybe it’s a new job that’s inspiring the move, or a desire to give big city living a try. No matter the reason, you are now in the process of finding a place to live, and you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. While you wish you could spend a week or two touring the city and determining the safest places to live, you simply don’t have the time or money to do that. As a result, … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Protecting Yourself from a Toxic Lifestyle

Nowadays it's as if there are hazards around every corner. From the exhaust spewing out of the vehicles we drive to the products we use to clean our homes, it seems as though toxins have become nearly ubiquitous in the modern world. Most of us have become accustomed to living with these unhealthy substances, reassuring ourselves that “these things are perfectly normal,” but a growing number of health-conscious women are making an effort to minimize their exposure to things that could potentially … [Read more...]

How to Ensure You Get All the Nutrients You Need in Your Diet

What you eat could serve as natural medicine for your body every day, or it could be toxic to your body. Eating unhealthy foods that are loaded with preservatives, artificial ingredients, fat, cholesterol, sugar, and salt will be detrimental to your overall health, while consuming foods that are packed with nutrients and that come from nature will help your body thrive. Continue reading to learn about the foods that you should be eating to ensure all of your nutritional requirements are met in … [Read more...]

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