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This is a great salad to eat on it's own as a light lunch, added to a buffet or served with chicken as dinner. 

The sound of birds singing on a sunny morning. A soft, early morning breeze is floating through the curtains. The sunrise. A bee is happily moving from flower to flower. A dog is lazily lying in the sun and quietly observing you, as you sip your tea...

Ok, the weather isn't always perfect. But you can always find joy in the small things if you bring your focus there. Your first cup of coffee. The smell of a freshly laundered bed. The feeling of carpet under your feet. Embrace the here and now. It's the little things in life that make us happy. Drink them up. Cherish them. Indulge yourself in things that don't cost a penny – take a walk, read a book (join a library and always have a good book on the go), have a hot bath, do some exercise, light some candles. Remember that happiness is often a habit, one that needs to be practiced. Give the tips below a try!

  • ​Your colleague has a habit of belittling you in front of your peers.
  • Your friend calls again at 2 a.m. in distress.
  • A family member insists on dropping in at inopportune times.
  • Your partner has a habit of yelling at you.

If you're feeling resentful, used and/or disrespected you know you have a problem. The solution? Boundaries. 

Are you having trouble finding a healthy breakfast for weekday mornings that is also quick and easy? Overnight oatmeal is a quick, healthy recipe that you can prepare the day before and then top with your choice of fruit, nuts and berries. It's a healthy start to your day and can be a great source of fibre, protein, healthy fat, as well as vitamins and minerals. 

​Ingredients

  • 1⁄4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1⁄3 cup low-fat milk
  • 1⁄4 cup low-fat yogurt
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoon chia seeds or ground flax seeds

Most people know that diet and exercise go hand in hand but did you also know that your diet has a direct effect on how well and how much you sleep?

We all know that this time of year is filled with thoughts of new beginnings and "resolutions" but what if instead of short-term goals, we could take a deeper dive into understanding what we really want and need? Below are some tips to help you get clear.

January marks the beginning of something new, a new day, a new outlook, a new year. There is nothing that says 'fresh start' more than January One. Most New Year's Resolutioners begin their plan for change with good intentions. The desire for change is strong and the hope for something new is high.

If the opportunity for change is so great at the beginning of the year, why is it that so many are back to where they began within the first three months of the year?

Balancing the deep desire for a traditional holiday gathering while combating the feelings of loneliness and isolation because of the Covid 19 pandemic can feel overwhelming.

As we reach month 9 of the covid-19 pandemic and the days have become shorter, many of us are struggling to maintain a balance both with our home life as well as our physical and mental well-being. 

Combating compromised health and well-being due to this COVID-19 working environment will need to be the focus of many employers this fall if they wish to keep working their way effectively through this uncertain climate.