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Effects of Positive Emotions and Behaviors on School Aged Children

  Children of all ages, from infancy to adolescence, are in the most crucial stages of developing their individual personalities and character traits. Their biggest example of behavior is seen in their parents or guardians, and the way these authority figures interact with the children and with one another greatly impacts the feelings and…

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Top Mindfulness Apps (To Stay in the Moment)

  Mindfulness is becoming more recognized as a way to help people stay in the moment by meditating and focusing on what’s going on around you at that moment.  Studies have shown that breathing exercises and daily meditation can not only help you stay in the moment in the short term, but can actually…

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Mental Wellness – Mindfulness exercises for mental health

  Mindfulness is the act of being completely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling at that moment, without interpretation or judgment.  Most of us spend the majority of our time thinking about the past, the future, planning, problem-solving, or even just daydreaming.  Spending too much time focusing on things that aren’t happening at…

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – Canada

  Ovarian cancer effects many women and their families all across the world annually, and Canada has chosen the month of September as their time to raise awareness of this illness and promote the research that is done to cure and lessen the effects of this disease. With 2,800 Canadian women being diagnosed with…

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Running: The Right Stride is Your Natural One

  Whether a long-time runner or a beginner, each stride forward is one that your body chooses, and it is chosen for a reason. Studies have been done on the subject to prove that the natural length of one’s stride is the right one for that person. Our bodies know when something is okay…

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Weeping Water, Nebraska

  Weeping Water…the name comes from the Indians who named the stream running through Weeping Water because of the “rustling water,” the sound of water running over the low falls.  When the French arrived, they confused the meaning to mean “Water Weeping.”  Hence the name which still stands today. Weeping Water was platted as…

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World Suicide Prevention Day

  September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day – WSPD – for 2017.  The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention – CASP – website states that “It is estimated that each day in Canada, 11 people end their life, and 210 make a suicide attempt.”  They also point out that suicide happens regardless of age,…

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Fighting Obesity- How to Find Help

  Obesity has become a dangerous epidemic, not just in the United States, but around the world.  Obesity causes serious health risks, such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, etc.  Childhood obesity is increasing, and in some ways is more dangerous than adult obesity.  Childhood obesity causes buildup of fat molecules and…

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Physical Activity Improves Physical and Mental Health

  Regular physical activity can help reduce your risks for many diseases and conditions, as well as improve your overall quality of life.  The general advice is to aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day, and to minimize the amount of time in a prolonged sitting position.  The following are…

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Cory, Saskatchewan

  Cory is a small municipality and a part of Saskatoon. With 800 residents living in Cory, most flock to Saskatoon for culture, events and food.  Saskatoon is a vibrant metropolitan area with a population of close to 300,000.  Home to the University of Saskatchewan, the college atmosphere is alive and well in Saskatoon!…