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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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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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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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Parental Maintenance – are YOU Taking Care of Yourself?

Parental Maintenance – are YOU Taking Care of Yourself?

What is parental maintenance? In a nutshell, t’s making sure that you’re taking care of your own needs. All parents have been there. Whether it’s sleepless babies, illness, high-maintenance kids, or kids with disabilities, we all end up sleep-deprived, exhausted, and overwhelmed at some point in our parenting lives. I’m sure you’ve all heard that you can’t take care of anyone else if you aren’t taking care of yourself. Let me give you a little background about my own experiences…

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Fall Activities for Chronic Illness & Pain Sufferers

Fall Activities for Chronic Illness & Pain Sufferers

With the Fall comes some amazing colours in parts of North America, with the gorgeous fall colours as trees change colour, and Fall bushes and plants burst into life with radiant reds, golds, pinks, and oranges. For people who are active, it’s a favourite time to get out there and get in some running or cycling, but for those of us who are less capable of such wonders, there are still ways to enjoy the fall without the pain! 1…

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Debunking Weight-Loss Myths

Debunking Weight-Loss Myths

If there’s anything that drives me crazy as a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Exercise Physiologist it’s all the fitness myths floating around out there. There are people and companies out there that only want your hard-earned money, and they’ll stop at nothing to get it. Here are my top 5 Weight-loss myths: Exercises to ‘bust’ X fat: I have seen so many articles about exercises that ‘bust belly fat fast!’ or ‘get rid of glute fat with these…

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My "Hey, It’s Okay!" Post for Airing My Dirty Laundry Blog

My "Hey, It’s Okay!" Post for Airing My Dirty Laundry Blog

Follow my blog with Bloglovin So the author of the blog, “Airing My Dirty Laundry” got the idea for a linkup, and I thought it fit in perfectly with my niche(s), so here we go! Hey, It’s Okay… -to take a nap in the middle of the day because I’m having a fibromyalgia flare-up, and I’m just plain exhausted! -to spend an afternoon watching Netflix because my body hurts so much from a flare-up that I just can’t haul myself…

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Migraine Survival Kit GIVEAWAY!

Migraine Survival Kit GIVEAWAY!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Yes, you read that right – a Giveaway! I’m pleased to announce that Stephanie Grant was the winner of this giveaway! Congratulations, Stephanie, and enjoy your Kit! For those of you who didn’t win, stay tuned for a new giveaway coming up soon! On October 15th, I will be giving away a Survival Kit full of items to help one of you wonderful subscribers survive those migraines. If you don’t get migraines, these products can…

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Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Follow my blog with Bloglovin For those of you with IBS who are looking for solutions for the gut-wrenching pain, check out this list of natural remedies to help you get through it. Medication There are several medications out there, such as Modulon, Dicetel, and Buscopan that work on smooth muscle tissue to stop the painful stomach contractions that go along with an IBS flare-up. Unfortunately, the one that works for a lot of people, Buscopan, has been unavailable for…

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