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CBD Oil Shortages in Canada and Why We Need a Constant Supply

CBD Oil Shortages in Canada and Why We Need a Constant Supply

If you’re in Canada and you’ve been using CBD oil for yourself or your pets, you may have come across times when you just couldn’t get your oil because it was sold out. The news is rife with articles about the CBD shortage in Canada, which was caused by excited Licenced Providers (LP’s) who saw the potential in selling not only medicinal marijuana but also recreational marijuana. They completely overlooked the demand for CBD oil. Here’s a little information about…

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October Offerings

October Offerings

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash Thanksgiving has come for Canadians, and is coming up soon for those who live in the United States. Families get together to spend some time with each other, while turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and other comfort foods that many associate with the holiday bring us together to prepare and indulge in a festive meal all in honor of giving thanks. But how many of us actually do something tangible to give thanks? This is a great time…

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The Overbearing Landlord

The Overbearing Landlord

Photo by Kyle Mills on Unsplash The reality for many people living in big cities these days is that houses cost a lot. In our city, half a million dollars might get you a home in quad-plex or a unit in a long row of houses. If you’re lucky, you get an 8×8 backyard for your money. Many of those homes only have driveways long enough to park one car, and the garage isn’t really suitable for parking unless you’re paper-thin and your…

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The ‘Opioid Crisis:’ Are we Throwing the Baby Away With the Bathwater?

The ‘Opioid Crisis:’ Are we Throwing the Baby Away With the Bathwater?

Photo by Akshar Dave on Unsplash The Canadian government is threatening to impose restrictions on doctors who prescribe opioids, and doctors are getting scared. As a blogger on chronic illnesses, and a fibromyalgia sufferer with a host of other medical issues, I have a bird’s-eye view of the impact of this overblown and misunderstood ‘crisis,’ and the public needs to have a better understanding of what the real issues are. The Visible Crisis I won’t cite all the numbers of deaths related to…

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Medication Adherence in Teens with ADHD

Medication Adherence in Teens with ADHD

Photo by Laurynas Mereckas on Unsplash After having four boys diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, a pattern has emerged that no professional ever warned me about, and I wanted to share my experiences to give parents of teens on ADHD meds a heads-up and some pointers to stay ahead of the issue of medication adherence. With each of my three older children, there came a time in their tween or teen years that they simply decided they didn’t want to take their ADHD…

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Time is the Best Healer: Embrace YOU When Illness Strikes Young

Time is the Best Healer: Embrace YOU When Illness Strikes Young

Photo by Ethan Sexton on Unsplash Read it as published at The Mindful Word As we go through life, a lot of us take a lot of things for granted. Our ability to function independently. Our ability to make plans with a fair degree of certainty that those plans will come to fruition. The joy we get from pursuing our hobbies, spending time with friends and relatives, and even working. Spin classes, running, playing with your children, or being active become part of…

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Moving Mindfully Through Life: 5 Ways to Help Bring Positivity to our Days

Moving Mindfully Through Life: 5 Ways to Help Bring Positivity to our Days

Read it here as published in The Mindful Word As consistently as the ticking of a clock marking time, we ourselves move as the second hand of a clock through our lives. Sometimes we move more jerkily through our day, and other times we move more smoothly, like the sweeping hand of a mechanical watch. When things are not moving smoothly, it’s too easy to become frustrated and annoyed, and those feelings carry throughout the entire day. Each negative event builds…

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My Monday Swim Workout #1

My Monday Swim Workout #1

Now that my back isn’t shaped like a pretzel, I thought I’d hit the pool. Yes, it’s been awhile. With tears in the ligaments in my right shoulder and a possible rotator cuff tear, and a right knee with no cartilage left in it, even swimming drills is difficult, but I’m going to give it a whirl, and see what happens. I thought I’d share my workout here for anyone who’s interested! Keep in mind this is NOT a challenging workout,…

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Fall Crafts for Kids

Fall Crafts for Kids

Hello, all my virtual friends! If you live in a climate where you get to watch the trees turn beautiful colors in the fall, this craft is just for you! My youngest son loves doing crafts with me, so last week, we went shopping at Value Village to pick up some cheap glassware that could serve as candleholders. We then collected a variety of leaves and pressed them in our family’s humungous dictionary for a week, then coated them in Mod…

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Work out with me Wednesday #5

Work out with me Wednesday #5

Hello all you Chronic Illness Fitness Seekers! I have to apologize that it’s Friday and I’m just getting this post out to you now. I recently moved my page over to self-hosted, and unfortunately, it resulted in a lot of major issues, including the inability to post anything! So, I’m playing catch-up – so much for Blogtober! Moving on as I always do! Here is this week’s workout! Abdominal Strengthening For this position, use your floor mat. Get yourself into…

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