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The hidden benefits of drinking less

By | 2019-12-30T04:51:31-08:00 December 30th, 2019|Categories: All, Blog|Tags: , , |

Hidden benefits of drinking less (Illustration by Allyssah Fitterer) The effect less alcohol has on our bodies is, quite honestly, amazing. All of the time and energy our body spends breaking down and digesting alcohol moves toward increasing the efficiency of other functions, and wildly improves other aspects of our health. This leads to a variety [...]

Sleeping with the enemy

By | 2019-12-20T13:15:45-08:00 December 17th, 2019|Categories: All, Blog|Tags: , , , , |

By Kristen Hydes The evening routine; as a young child it often involved a bedtime story and a warm bath with scents of lavender and the soft voice of a loved one helping us transition into bedtime.  There is an entire market dedicated to soothing “fussy babies” with lotions, music and sound machines. As a young [...]

Supporting a loved one to drink less

By | 2019-11-04T14:21:23-08:00 November 1st, 2019|Categories: All, Blog|Tags: , , , , |

I often say to clients that problematic drinking doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Problematic drinking usually affects most areas of a person’s life, from work obligations, to family responsibilities, to recreational activities and personal care. If you have a spouse, friend or family member who wants to stop drinking or just drink less and move to [...]

6 things mindfulness has taught me

By | 2019-10-22T15:27:58-07:00 October 22nd, 2019|Categories: All, Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

When I stumbled upon Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book ‘Wherever You Go, There You Are’ about seven years ago, the concept of mindfulness was completely new to me. Until then, I paid little attention to the nature and rhythms of my thoughts and actions, moving through life habitually and without much authentic and vulnerable deeper reflection. As I [...]

How to Identify Unhealthy Sleep Patterns – And What We Can Do About It

By | 2019-10-02T14:23:21-07:00 October 2nd, 2019|Categories: All, Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Sleep is an aspect of human life that often goes overlooked and underappreciated – that is, until we’re not getting enough of it. When our sleep quality is not where it should be, our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing are all negatively affected. If you’re struggling to get adequate sleep, you’re not alone. In fact, results [...]

Back to the Routine – How to Transition Smoothly Without Falling into the ‘Eat, Sleep, Work, Drink, Repeat’

By | 2019-10-02T10:33:34-07:00 September 13th, 2019|Categories: All, Blog|Tags: , , , |

The coming of September reminds us of the ever-changing nature of seasons. Autumn, the start of school, and a new work year ( the end of the carefree months of summer) crop up on us whether we’re prepared for transition or not. Any time of transition brings the potential for challenge, whether we struggle with the [...]

Dating Tips For When You’re Not Drinking or Drinking Less

By | 2019-09-20T09:38:35-07:00 August 9th, 2019|Categories: All, Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Drinking might be a big part of dating, so when you’re choosing not to drink or choosing to drink mindfully, it can feel like you're going against the grain. On top of the societal pressure, we might feel to indulge in an extra glass or two, getting to know someone intimately is not always comfortable when [...]

How Stigma Reinforces Heavy Drinking

By | 2019-09-20T09:38:49-07:00 July 25th, 2019|Categories: All, Blog|Tags: , , |

In today’s Western culture, stigma harbours beneath the surface of many of our day-to-day activities and interactions. When it comes to alcohol consumption, stigma is ever-present in countless intertwining ways. There’s stigma attached to non-drinkers as well as to those who drink too much. It’s also too commonly attached to many marginalized communities, impacting alcohol consumption [...]

How Technology Has Empowered Us to Take Care of Our Health

By | 2019-06-24T14:59:19-07:00 June 21st, 2019|Categories: All, Blog|Tags: , , |

Human life has changed in countless significant ways over the past few decades with the rise of technology. Though it’s hard to remember a world pre-internet, there was a time not too long ago when the best way to gather information was to head to the library and flip through a few books. Services, too, were [...]

A Glaring Truth: The Normalization of Heavy Drinking Among Women

By | 2019-06-11T12:09:08-07:00 June 10th, 2019|Categories: All, Blog|Tags: |

Whether we recognize the drawbacks or not, we are currently stumbling our way through an era of normalized drinking, a glaring truth that might create a moments' pause when we consider that alcohol is about the only drug we have to justify NOT using. In fact, it has become so socially acceptable to drink that it’s [...]

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.