Kiana Lee

20
Sep

The Dangers of Vaping

What has previously been heavily marketed as a “safer” alternative to smoking couldn’t be any further from the truth. As evidenced by recent breaking news that countries such as the United States are experiencing deaths linked to vaping, it’s becoming increasingly clear that this is not a safe habit. Even countries such as India have banned e-cigarettes, and in Ontario,

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13
Sep

A Show Unlike Any Other: Discover the IMPACT 19 International Theatre Festival!

You know, there’s a lot of meaning behind a word. Take “impact,” for instance – what does it represent? Well, to some hardworking locals and international creatives, you’re about to find out! The IMPACT 19 International Theatre Festival is on its way, set to take place in downtown Kitchener from September 24-29. Let’s learn more about all it has to

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16
Aug

International Overdose Awareness Day: August 31

Did you know that May 2019 was the busiest month ever for reported opioid overdoses in the Waterloo region? It’s scary to think about, but with International Overdose Awareness Day coming this month, now’s as good a time as any to highlight the importance of overdose prevention. The lives and wellbeing of many local residents are influenced by whether their

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9
Aug

Alcohol and Mental Wellbeing

Many of us enjoy a glass of wine or a bottle of craft beer now and then, but moderation is important when it comes to drinking alcohol. In fact, giving it up over time can lead to improved mental health and wellness. While it’s not something many folks want to do, this is one habit that’s worth kicking. While it

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19
Jul

Our Guide to Aging Well and Living Life to the Fullest

When we’re younger, we dread getting older, greyer and not quite so physically attractive as we used to be. However, these are all unimportant visual aspects of life, and as the years go by, we tend to develop an appreciation or even outright fascination with ageing. Today, let’s explore some ways to age well, in the sense of making the

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12
Jul

Is Anxiety Relief Found in the Dirt?

Do you struggle with anxiety? Or, perhaps a friend or loved one is living with such a disorder. Regardless, there’s no denying that stress can have a dramatically negative impact on how we handle everyday life.  However, is being a “clean freak” detrimental to our ability to tackle anxiety head-on? Recent studies have indicated we might be inadvertently eliminating a

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21
Jun

Understanding Grief: Not Moving On, but Moving Forward

There’s no “moving on” from grief – we simply carry it forward with us and hope for it to fade away over time. However, not everyone grieves the loss of a loved one the same way. In fact, many people experience instances where shock and surprise numb our emotional reactivity, such as crying. At other times, hysteria and drama can

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12
Jun

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Elder abuse is a subject that many of us struggle to discuss comfortably. It’s a deep-rooted, widespread issue that affects 1 in 6 seniors. At Qualicare Waterloo, patient comfort, wellness and satisfaction mean everything to us. We stand by our elder patients and their families, and our goal is to raise awareness of how everyone deserves fair treatment and appropriate

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24
May

“Love Languages” in the Workplace: What are They?

Have you ever heard of love languages? This is a term for methods coined back in 1995 with Gary Chapman’s go-to psychology resource, The Five Love Languages. These are normally classified as different forms of communication between romantic partners such as spouses, but did you know that there are “love languages” in the workplace environment as well? Chapman followed-up with

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17
May

Spring Cleaning the Mind: Unclutter for a Healthier Perspective!

Ever taken a look at your daily life and felt really overwhelmed? It’s okay; you’re not alone! Millions of people around the world experience the same thing, and it can be due to several factors including stress from work, raising a family, your current financial situation, and more. Today, let’s dive into why spring cleaning the mind and learning to

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