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Getting Old = Getting Happier. Seriously.

Getting Old = Getting Happier. Seriously.

Our culture reveres youth and the young. We don’t see TV ads for beer where a group of friends in their 70’s are enjoying a beer after a hike or while sitting around a crackling summer campfire. But what...

Coconut Oil: The Myths and The Facts

Coconut Oil: The Myths and The Facts

The coconut palm tree is, to us Canadians, a symbol of sunny climes, white sand beaches and kicking back; its fruit, the familiar brown, shaggy coconut was once best known for topping sweet cakes or adding sweetness...

Saying Goodbye to a Loved One Who is Dying Can be a Beautiful Thing

Saying Goodbye to a Loved One Who is Dying Can be a Beautiful Thing

Scott Simon, the host of Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR and author of the bestselling book, Unforgettable: A Son, A Mother and the Lessons of a Lifetime used his Twitter account – there are...

10 Professional Tips For Cleaning-up Your Closet

10 Professional Tips For Cleaning-up Your Closet

It is fall, the sun is casting a golden light on trees that are shedding their summer greens for brilliant reds, yellows and oranges, and you decide that you need a sweater for your morning walk – and so you...

Let Me Introduce You to ————-.

Let Me Introduce You to ————-.

You are walking down the street on a sunny morning, the leaves of the Red Maple trees are just beginning to turn to a burning red, and you grab the last seat at your favourite outdoor cafe, the one where the barista...

Male Menopause: Are You at Risk?

Male Menopause: Are You at Risk?

Women will undergo menopause, just as sure as snow will fly in Calgary come winter, and sap will flow from the Sugar Maples in Quebec come spring. But things are not so predictable for the males of the human race,...

How to Create a Zen Garden: In Just 8 Steps

How to Create a Zen Garden: In Just 8 Steps

The planet Earth can be a noisy place to live - filled with street cleaners that whir and taxi horns that honk and grandchildren who, enchantingly of course, howl and giggle and shout. The ancient Chinese understood...

Your Hair is Disappearing?

Your Hair is Disappearing? You Should Know About These Five Natural Remedies.

Mark Twain told us that, “wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been” - and most of us do learn to love how our faces change as we move through our lives. But losing our hair? Most of us do...

Pimp Up Your Walk. Seriously.

Pimp Up Your Walk. Seriously.

Walking has a lot to recommend it as an activity: It is free, easy to do and helps you stay physically and mentally healthy. Doctors recommend walking to lose weight, or to maintain a healthy weight, to reduce high...

Should Seniors Date Online? Why Not?

Should Seniors Date Online? Why Not?

We seniors live more and more of our lives online: Increasingly our books arrive at our front doors, in Indigo or Amazon boxes. Our airline tickets are bought and printed at home and we’ve mastered the art of...

2/3 of Americans Who Have Alzheimer’s are Women

2/3 of Americans Who Have Alzheimer’s are Women: And it May Not Be Just Because They Live Longer

About 747,000 Canadians are living with dementia, most of which is categorized as Alzheimer’s: It may surprise you that 72% of those 747,000 Canadians are women.

How to Stay Safe in the Sun: Facts and Myths

How to Stay Safe in the Sun: Facts and Myths

Summer is the season of outdoor picnics with glazed ham sandwiches and tangy lemonade, of reading addictive books at the beach and of splashing around with the grandkids at the pool – all while the glorious sun...

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