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...

6 Jun
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Reducing dementia risk factors

Independence is a trait we’re trained to value and take pride in at a young age. The first memories of going out for a sit-down meal or taking a ride with friends about town are cherished in many minds.

Losing one’s...