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garden, gardening, stress

The Year for Gardening? More people are trying to be Green Thumbs

By Christina Prevett | April 27, 2020

Is gardening the new hobby of choice for many?! When the COVID-19 closures started, we thought it might be for a couple of weeks. We are now going into week 7 and realizing how wrong we were. I started to realize that I needed a hobby that wasn’t related to work in any way. Even […]

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Bright Spots (April 19, 2020): Positive Vibes in COVID-19

By Christina Prevett | April 22, 2020

We have been in this for 6 weeks now and mental health is ebbing and flowing. Zapping some positive news into your day is just what the doctor ordered. We’re here to deliver it for you. Close to Home: Maple Syrup Sell Out Christina and Nick’s neighbor Jim Stoness has a small maple syrup company […]

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jade egg, vaginal egg, vaginal weight, vagina, pelvic health

How about JADE eggs?: Let’s not talk about Easter eggs

By Christina Prevett | April 14, 2020

Jade Eggs Happy Easter! Okay so this week we aren’t going to be talking about Easter eggs… we’re going to be talking about Jade eggs. Vaginal eggs/Jade eggs/Yoni eggs are egg-shaped semi-precious gemstones are marketed for vaginal insertion. This trend that sky-rocketed in popularity a few years back when Gwyneth Paltrow publicized the benefits on […]

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running, arthritis, knee pain, hip pain

Does Running cause Arthritis?

By Christina Prevett | April 12, 2020

Is running associated with a higher prevalence of knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA)? Growing up, I remember a lot of adults I knew telling me that they stopped running because it was thought to be harmful to their joints. They were told that their osteoarthritis was caused by the amount of mileage that they did […]

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Bright Spots (April 5, 2020): Positive Vibes in COVID 19

By Christina Prevett | April 5, 2020

Over the last couple of weeks, many peoples’ worlds have been spun upside down. People have lost jobs. Family members are going into front line and we’re worried. You yourself are a front line worker. Many people are feeling lonely and as more time passes, many people feel the loneliness start to sink in. Because […]

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mental health, covid-19, social distancing

Protecting our Mental Health in a Time of Social Distancing

By Christina Prevett | March 23, 2020

Social Distancing and Social Isolation can lead to mental health challenges like depression We are in uncharted territory with the changing health landscape. COVID-19 has brought on necessary measures to keep the health of our most vulnerable Canadians safe. Social distancing is the limiting of social contact outside of the individuals in your house except […]

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