Why I love my standing desk.

This coming spring will mark two years since I made the decision to give up my office chair, and spend my day at a standing desk. I work for LifeSpeak as Director of IT, and...

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We are running a giveaway in an effort to educate people about mental health.

There is a lot of misinformation swirling around about what mental health is (and isn’t). Part of this is due to stigma, which we believe can be fought by opening up and having honest conversations...

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Is our obsession with physical fitness harming our mental health?

People are constantly looking for fun and easy ways to stay fit. From Zumba® and pilates to paleo and no-carb diets, there’s never a shortage of fitness trends these days. Similarly, the apparel industry has...

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10 reasons rehab is so beneficial for fighting addiction.

Rehab isn’t usually depicted accurately in the media. Many myths surround what addiction centers are really like, in part, thanks to sensationalized news about celebrities and myopic films like 28 Days. Contrary to what pop...

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3 proactive ways to deal with stress.

Stress. It’s absolutely everywhere, from the second your alarm jolts you awake in the morning to when  you’re struggling to fall back asleep at night. It’s in traffic. It’s in the doctor’s office. It’s at...

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How to incorporate mental wellness into your daily routine.

Many people mistakenly believe they are immune to mental illness. While some people might be more at risk than others, mental conditions can affect anyone at any time, regardless of age, race, or social status....

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Why the #BellLetsTalk campaign is so important.

Today our friends at Bell Canada are challenging the public to open their hearts and minds to the issue of mental illness. Dubbed Bell Let’s Talk Day, it’s a powerful reminder that mental health doesn’t...

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Want to change your life? Start with an intention.

It’s the third week of January, which means many people are about to start giving up on their New Year’s resolutions. And who can blame them? Keeping resolutions is hard. For one thing people tend...

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What to eat when you need an energy boost.

Exhausted from the holidays? You’re not alone. The mere thought of preparing the kids for another semester of school and returning to work after two weeks spent planning, cooking, laughing, decorating, travelling, eating, shoveling, and...

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If you’re still feeling the holiday bulge, these tips will help you get back in shape.

Happy New Year! The holidays have come and gone, but many of us are still feeling the bloating effects of too many sugar cookies, gingerbread houses, and candy canes. Ideally while the magic of the...

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How to save money on your next medical bill.

Everyone has medical bills. Regardless of how old, healthy, or wealthy you are, you’ve probably gotten childhood vaccines and/or visited the dentist at some point in your life. These healthcare expenses can rack up surprisingly...

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Eating healthy is more straight-forward than you think.

It seems like every week there’s a new diet craze taking everyone by storm, guaranteeing to replace belly fat with abs of steel “in just seven days!” We all know these claims are outlandish, but...

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