18 Sep
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Auditory issues and mask-wearing

Masks are quickly becoming part of the new normal as more cities are encouraging and legislating their use to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

However, there are some hidden drawbacks in addition to the slight discomfort and extra heat of...

7 Sep
Wellness & Healthy Aging

The magic of Forest Bathing

As I sit down to write, I am enjoying a beautiful, hot, sunny summer day on my patio, surrounded by several huge pine trees that are well over 50 years old and a wide variety of roses, petunias and daylilies...

3 Sep
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Finding joy in dancing!

These days, joining a Zumba exercise class online has become a daily joy for 61-year-old Susan San Agustin. She can participate in classes with some of her favourite instructors from anywhere in her house – the living room, her bedroom...

14 Aug
Wellness & Healthy Aging

New guide helps seniors age with pride

No one ever said getting older was easy.

However, a new guide released by the Ministry of Seniors and Housing is aimed at seniors’ groups and non-profits aims to ensure that identifying as LGBTQ2S+ doesn’t make the process any harder.

Entitled “Aging...

12 Aug
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Self Care with Epsom salts

Those of you that know me are likely well aware of my love of Epsom salts. Often when I have a student ask me about managing my chronic pain, you’ll hear me sing praises of its benefits and the many...

6 Aug
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Knowing the past, planning the future

Why keep a garden journal?

For the past couple of springs, I have heard gardeners’ comment about the late starts of perennials. However, when I look at pictures that I’ve captured of noteworthy plants this year and last, they are emerging...

4 Aug
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Learn the ukulele at any age

I’m holding my ukulele as my fingers awkwardly strum a rhythm pattern. It’s a combination of up strumming and down strumming while changing between the A minor and G chord. I’ve taken a few lessons in the past. Lately, I’ve...

25 Jun
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Bread is good for the soul

My fingers brushed against a single small packet of yeast that I had thrown in the back of the cupboard earlier this spring. My friend had placed the packet in my hand, looked at me with pity and suggested that...