Category Archives: Best Health

Quiet, Please

Sometimes it seems impossible to find a little peace and quiet.
Our days are marked by clatter and clamour. We turn on the radio when we get in the car. We go for a walk with iPod wires dangling from our ears. There’s muzak in the elevator, planes roaring overhead and subways rattling underneath. It’s a struggle to meditate for more than five minutes, and our fingers itch for our phones if they’re more than an arm’s length away. There’s always something good on Netflix, doom and disaster blast from 24-hour news channels, and emails, podcasts, chat rooms and game screens compete for our increasingly divided attention. Addicted to productivity, we go to sleep with visions of to-do lists dancing in our heads and the sounds of our cellphones pinging with persistent notifications. Even when all our gadgets are turned off, it can be difficult to still the chaos in our minds.

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Drink Rethink

How one woman's 21-day no-booze Facebook challenge put the brakes on a habit that was veering into the danger zone. Download article PDF Published in Best Health in June 2016 It was the blackout that did it. Two full hours lost, never to be retrieved from my memory bank again. It was last summer, and…
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Losing My Religion

One-quarter of Canadians are turning their backs on traditional worship, looking inward instead of upward for spiritual sustenance. Meet four soul survivors who have found new ways to connect with their spiritual side. Download article PDF Published in Best Health in October 2015 When Lori Lansens, a 53-year-old screenwriter and bestselling novelist, was a girl…
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Happiness is the truth

We found six women who discovered their joy gene and learned to live happily ever after. Now they're sharing their stories. Download article PDF Published in Best Health in March 2015 Many of us go to great lengths in search of joy, but the reality is, it lies close to home - usually deep within.…
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‘I had an affair’

These are words no woman wants to hear. Yet they tumble forth every day, wreaking havoc and crushing hearts wherever they land. Download article PDF Published in Best Health in January 2015 Sandra Barrett* had what she considered to be not just a good marriage but a great one. She and her husband, Bill, laughed…
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