Lack of Sleep Can Have Serious Consequences

By Shannon Traphagen The holidays are a time of celebrating everything we’ve accomplished in the last year, and to look forward to the year ahead. However, the holidays can also be stressful, adding extra demands on our time, which can lead to restless sleep or insomnia. When

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I Am Happy to Be Here: About Our Cover Model

By Annette Pinder Maxine Cristal Acosta Smith, 30 years old, was born and raised in Toronto by her Chilean parents. She also had the opportunity to return to live and study in Chile as a child, and connect with the heritage that means so much to her.

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Eating Disorders and the Holidays

By Jessica Okoniewski, LMHC ‘Tis the season, and it’s time to prepare mentally for managing the abundance and chaos that the holidays often bring. While fun and festive, year-end celebrations can quickly become stressful and emotional, particularly for those who struggle with issues around food. But why

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Dos and Don’ts When Someone is Choking

Knowing how to handle choking incidents saves lives Hosting a dinner party at home is a popular way to gather with family and friends. When hosts and hostesses plan such dinners, much of their focus is directed to food, ambiance, and topics of conversation. Thoughts of someone

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