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As someone who prefers cold weather, I wanted to put together a cheerful blog on ways to beat the heat this summer. The books may be a bit kooky but like a nice beach read, you're sure to delight in their pages! Here you'll find out what to wear, eat... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2021 at Health and Wellness Blog
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Self-care is not selfish! According to the World Health Organization, self-care is “the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider.” Basically, what we do to care for ourselves... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2021 at Health and Wellness Blog
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Is anyone else feeling unmotivated about doing at-home workouts during the COVID-19 pandemic? Personally, I miss the gym. I miss packing my bag, donning my overpriced workout gear and going to a fitness class where I would have a brutal workout surrounded by other competitive, sweaty humans. My dog Lennon... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2021 at Health and Wellness Blog
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March 22 is World Water Day! Beginning in 1993, the United Nations celebrated water and helped raise awareness for the 2.2 billion people that are living without access to safe water (according to the UN's World Water Day Toolkit). This year the UN is asking us to participate in a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2021 at Health and Wellness Blog
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Wednesday, February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day! I encourage you to set the intention to doing a kind act for another person, be it someone you know or a complete stranger, or even a kind act for yourself. The Kindness Book by Todd Parr According to the scientists... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2021 at Health and Wellness Blog
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When I think about weed (also known as cannabis, marijuana, pot, etc.), I always think about the episode in Frasier when Niles unknowingly gets his father stoned. I simply had to re-watch the episode before writing this blog post and to my delight, it's a holiday episode! As a stoned,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Health and Wellness Blog
Andrea I was finally able to check out the title your sister checked out and I also loved it! I love the more accessible and honest approach to pregnancy that we are seeing in print these days, not that Heidi Murkoff and the "What To Expect" books are not also fabulous ;)
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I couldn't agree more about the conflicting information, Judy. I too try to eat whole foods and plant based for the most part, with the occasional dabble and indulgence of course. Thanks for being an advocate for our library!
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2019 on A Nutritious Library at Health and Wellness Blog
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Thanks Wendy, always happy to share resources to help people live (and eat!) healthier. Hopefully you discover some new favourites.
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2019 on A Nutritious Library at Health and Wellness Blog
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I usually don't like a gendered approach to things but she was very articulate and well researched so I had to share! Let me know what you think.
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2019 on Burnout at Health and Wellness Blog
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Let me know if you discover any new favourites techniques, Jennifer! I wish you full throated engagement at work.
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2019 on Burnout at Health and Wellness Blog
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Photo from Toronto Star Photograph Archive, 1988. You may have seen in the news recently that the World Health Organization (WHO) has officially added "Burnout" to its International Classification of Diseases. As the first significant health organization to legitimize the term, the WHO defines burnout as: "a syndrome conceptualized as... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at Health and Wellness Blog
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Happy National Salad Month! Personally, I think national salad month is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the end of winter and, dare I say it, turn over a new leaf... Leafy Greens So let's all raise a fork to the mighty and modern salad. And no, I'm not talking about... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Health and Wellness Blog
It's an important subject matter than often gets overlooked in the preparation for travelling. Glad it was useful to you!
Toggle Commented May 8, 2019 on Travel and Your Health at Health and Wellness Blog
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Day trips sounds like a great opportunity for travel, enjoy Lucas!
Toggle Commented May 8, 2019 on Travel and Your Health at Health and Wellness Blog
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It seems like every time I turn on the news lately, there is an article, post, tweet or podcast on the topic of vaccines. More accurately, the rapid spread of vaccine-preventable diseases and the arguments for and against immunizations. As a disclaimer to this hot button topic, the Library is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at Health and Wellness Blog
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Does this New Year have you motivated to be a little more health conscious? Perhaps you are looking for ways to improve your nutrition in 2019. The library is here to help! Image Source: Wikimedia FDA Nutrition Facts Label 2016 Books I wanted to dedicate some column space to showing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Health and Wellness Blog
Thanks for voicing your concern Jemo. This program will be held in the [enclosed] program room at Forest Hill branch so as to minimize exposure to any scent sensitive patrons.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2018 on Aromatherapy at Health and Wellness Blog
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Thanks for sharing Jennifer!
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2018 on Aromatherapy at Health and Wellness Blog
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So I jumped on the aromatherapy band wagon and bought my first diffuser last week. There is something about a burning candle (my go to relaxation technique) that didn't seem safe in the chaos of renovations with dust flying around, contractors in and out of the house, and where I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at Health and Wellness Blog
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For me, this is the summer of babies! There are a ton of mommies and daddies-to-be in my life so I thought why not give these folks a shout out. As a librarian, I have witnessed the natural life cycle of a library patron. Some young adults/adults forget about us... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Health and Wellness Blog
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Do you have wanderlust on the brain this summer? Then this post if for you! Perhaps for some of us, traveling is a break, a vacation, from our otherwise healthy and wellness-focused lifestyle. We indulge in a few adult beverages, we forget about our healthy eating habits and we don't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Health and Wellness Blog
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Global Running Day is on June 6, 2018 and is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving! It doesn’t matter how fast you run or how far you go — what’s important is that you take part, and how you do it is up to you.... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Health and Wellness Blog
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Did you know that the warmer weather and early spring flowers have a subliminal message: it's time for a Spring Clearing Purge! In addition to the amazing tips for spring cleaning found here, I want to talk today about stuff. The stuff that fills our closets, the stuff that we... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Health and Wellness Blog
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On Thursday March 8, we all celebrate International Women's Day What is International Women's Day you ask? Starting in the early 1900s, this day marked a global day of celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2018 at Health and Wellness Blog