The View From Bed Number 10.

A perspective we don’t always hear about whether as healthcare professionals or lay people. I highly encourage everyone to read the article, it’s not long but I think there is something for everyone to take out of it.Basic manners can go a long way not just in a professional setting but also in our own every day lives. It’s a disheartening reality to know that this kind of behaviour is not uncommon among healthcare professionals.  I think it goes to show a little can go a long way and I highly encourage people to take some time to read it. A…

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C-Sections Changing Human Evolution?

C-sections have been on the rise for decades, now making up more than 30 percent of all deliveries in the United States. An intriguing new study out of Austria suggests that as C-sections have become more common, they might also be altering the course of human evolution. More babies are being born with heads that are too big for their mothers’ pelvises … which leads, the theory goes, to more C-sections.   Why?   Before the widespread use of C-sections, larger babies and their narrow-hipped moms had a good chance of dying during childbirth ― meaning their genes weren’t passed on. But because…

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Thoughts and Fears.

I’ve had a few thoughts i’ve been pondering over for the past few months and I thought I would finally sit down and write down my perspective. Largely due to the fact I witnessed an event yesterday between a couple that made me sit there and think about what actually makes a healthy relationship. When I offer my advice to someone I actually try to be genuine. I’m not going to tell someone they deserve better unless I actually have reason to mean it. It’s not my job to interfere in someones business. I believe many of us try to…

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What Anxiety Actually Is, Because It’s More Than ‘Just Worrying’.

Anxiety is the restless nights of sleep, as you toss and turn. It’s your brain never being able to shut off. It’s the thoughts you over-think before bedtime and all of your worst fears become a reality in dreams and nightmares. It’s waking up tired even though your day just started. Anxiety is learning how to function with sleep deprivation because it took you until 2 am to shut your eyes. It’s every text you wonder ‘how do I word this properly?’ It’s a double or triple text in case you messed up. Anxiety is answering texts embarrassingly fast. Anxiety…

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Why Your Intuition Is Never Wrong.

I’m going to be open about a situation i’ve touched upon but haven’t really talked about because I think it could help others who have found themselves in similar situations.  I know i’m not alone when I say that I was once cheated on (it was actually multiple times). No the person did not “sleep” with another person, but there eyes did wander to other women and even to the point where he went out to grab coffee with another girl (turning off his phone so I couldn’t call him). I remember that morning so clearly, I was living abroad on…

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Choices.

In life we are always left with two choices. The one that we believe is the right choice, because we are comfortable. Then there is another choice, one that asks us to go outside of the normal and not follow the heard we call society. but as we stand in front of both options we tend to go for the one most comfortable. Why do we do this? Is it because we know everyone else is walking this path and no one will judge us or our fear of rejection is minimized. How can we become extraordinary people if we…

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Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Opens Up About Her Former Struggle With Bulimia.

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau spoke at an event for Eating Disorders Awareness Week and shared her own struggle with an eating disorder. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, while struggling with bulimia years ago, used to ask, “Why me?” “I remember feeling ashamed, thinking, ‘Why am I suffering from this?’ On the surface I had it all,” she told a crowd at an event on Parliament Hill for Eating Disorder Awareness Week on Thursday. “I kept reading about what it was to be a bulimic and saying, ‘This is the last time I’m doing this to myself.’ I started to tremble because of too…

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Cheers to the Haters.

I came across a quote a few days ago: Pay attention to the people who don’t clap when you win. I’ve pondered and come to the realization people who claim to be “supportive” of me to my face aren’t quite as they seem. I vow to live a life surrounded by authentic people, people that I can learn, laugh, and grow with. I’m not going to live a life where someone feels the need to offer my empty smiles and words. Yeah, it took me a lot longer than the average person to find my passion, but you know what…

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17 Tips to Raising a More Self-Confident Child.

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child. Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who lacks confidence will be reluctant to try new or challenging things because they’re scared of failing or disappointing others. This can end up holding them back later in life and prevent them from having a successful career. “The enemies of confidence are discouragement and fear,” he says. So, as a parent, it’s your job to encourage and support your child as they attempt to tackle difficult tasks. Here are 17 more tips for raising a…

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Brain Training.

“The bills may be piling up with you having no idea of how they are going to get paid. Your mother may have Alzheimer’s, and dealing with that is wearing you out. You may be starting to wonder if there really is someone out there for you. BUT in this moment, your heart is beating, you’re breathing, and you have food in your tummy and a roof over your head. Underneath all the circumstances, desires, and wants, you’re OK. While fixing dinner, walking through the grocery store, driving to work, or reading emails, come into the present moment and remind…

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The American Dream.

I think one of most thought provoking commercials from yesterdays’s Superbowl 51 was a commercial from a company I would lest expect it from. A commercial too controversial to air in full length because of it’s political views. I find it interesting how this commercial was viewed by different people, and possibly that was 84 Lumber’s intent, so that they didn’t alienate any customers. I see it as though they are in support of the wall to keep illegal migrants out, but they are also in favour of an avenue for legal immigration to occur down south. Whereas many view…

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Entrepreneurship and Mental Illness.

Although we often read stories about successful Canadian startups – Shopify, Wattpad, Wealthsimple, and others – the reality is that many startups fail, and even those that succeed often experience a series of extreme highs and lows as they grow. With failure constantly looming, and workplace stress levels having doubled since 2009, according to a 2013 study by Morneau Shepell, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that entrepreneurs are more likely to experience mental health conditions than the general public. In fact, these mental health concerns have been reported across 72 per cent of entrepreneurs, compared to a mere 7 per cent of…

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