Feel Lucky in the Comfort of Your Own Home

April 10, 2014 12:57 pm

Want to play the slots or try your hand at black jack but don’t want to deal with the traffic and masses of people? Why not bring the casino experience to the comfort of your own home with CasinoMidas.ca, an online company fully licensed and regulated in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. […]

Read more ›

How to Overcome Excuses

April 8, 2014 10:40 am

Great people throughout history often fail, quite miserably, before finally reaching their goals, says international business strategist Dan Waldschmidt. “Van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime; Winston Churchill lost every public election until becoming prime minister at age 62; Henry Ford went bankrupt five times; Albert Einstein was […]

Read more ›

Just Big Joe: How a Legend Became the New Mascot of the Ottawa RedBlacks

April 3, 2014 10:27 am
Big Joe Mascot

Historical figure, fictional character, mascot: “Big Joe” is all of the above. The Ottawa RedBlacks dropped “Mufferaw” from “Big Joe” as the last name drew criticism from the francophone community. The name “Mufferaw,”some have complained, does not give proper homage to the real French-Canadian logger, Joseph Montferrand. Not wanting to […]

Read more ›

Why We Should Support Organ and Tissue Donation

March 28, 2014 10:40 am

By: Emile Therien Proper end of life care should include making the option of organ and tissue donation available to families, at the proper time, and after the family has had time to absorb the unfortunate news and in the appropriate way by a trained, compassionate professional who is not involved […]

Read more ›

Body Break’s Dynamic Duo Share Inspirational Story at Ottawa Outdoor and Travel Adventure Show

March 18, 2014 11:12 am

Canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board and BMX bike demos left many people eager to hit the water and trails at the Ottawa Outdoor and Travel Adventure Show this past weekend. But there was one show feature that inspired people to make a lifestyle change — one where participating in activities […]

Read more ›

Fake It Til You Make It: Perfecting Life’s Performances

March 11, 2014 2:54 pm

Self-help books are sold on the promise that they can fill the gaps between who we are and who we want to be. Who are we really though, but actors?  If “all the world is a stage,” as Shakespeare famously wrote, then stage fright can be a real problem. This […]

Read more ›

Win Mom the Gift of 2,000 Luxury Experiences From WaySpa!

March 5, 2014 2:31 pm
WaySpa 1

It’s easy, convenient, affordable and offers mom over 2,000 options to choose from — it’s a way to really impress the woman who gives so much of herself this Mother’s Day. WaySpa has delivered all of these things into one, simple gift card that gives access to Canada’s top spas […]

Read more ›

Connecting Ottawa’s Conscious Community, Locally and Globally

March 4, 2014 9:55 am
new logo lowercase

Most cities in the western world now have a yoga studio. Ottawa is no exception — a yoga studio brings with it a community of people who care to live consciously. They care about their physical and mental health and are conscious about their environment and the earth. But how […]

Read more ›

Organics Knocking at Your Door: Eating Well Ottawa Makes Healthy Choices Easy

February 26, 2014 10:25 am
DSC_8893 (1)

We all do it and it happens at least once a week — the regular jaunt to the grocery store for a few items that results in an armful of less-than-healthy options. Fine, they were ‘on sale’. They screamed at you with their tasty temptation. But our weak mortal will […]

Read more ›

Investing in Ottawa’s Youth: The YMCA-YWCA Launches 2014 Campaign

February 21, 2014 11:10 am
EN_2014YSK_FB (1)

Sure, Ottawa is considered by many to be an affluent city. We do after all, have one of the most educated populations in all of Canada and the highest concentration (per capita) of scientists, engineers and PhD graduates. But this shiny perspective also comes with a startling realization: there are […]

Read more ›

5 Steps for Reconnecting in a World of Increasing Isolation

February 13, 2014 9:47 am

Emotional isolation is a growing problem, with more than one out of three adults aged 45 and older describing themselves as chronically lonely, up from one out of five a decade earlier. The contributing factors are easy to identify: high unemployment; marriage rate at a historic low; increased reliance on […]

Read more ›

6 Ways to Give Yourself a ‘Breakover’

February 12, 2014 9:45 am

There’s a reason Neil Sedaka’s “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” became a pop classic – because it’s true! But breakups can also be a time to reflect and embark on a new chapter in your life, says Jay Ryan. “Many people have been through a romantic heartbreak, which can […]

Read more ›

How to Make a Date with Yourself for Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2014 11:58 am

Whether you’re married, single or divorced, Valentine’s Day’s emphasis on romance and the expectations it sparks can create more stress than joy for many people, says Dr. Jaime Kulaga, a practicing therapist and life coach. “There can be pressure on Feb. 14 for anyone,” says Dr. Kulaga, author of “Type ‘S’uperWoman – Finding the […]

Read more ›

Tips for Maximizing Your ROI on Life

9:32 am

Have you ever felt like you need an upgrade on your life? Most of us have – and there’s a way to get it, says veteran physician Sanjay Jain. “First, I tell people, ‘Don’t be afraid of making your life clearer.’ Many argue that life is not simple and, therefore, […]

Read more ›

How to Get Unstuck From a Bad Relationship

February 4, 2014 11:27 am

It happens when we see politicians repeatedly make the same self-destructive mistakes – think former legislator Anthony Weiner’s repeated sexting scandals. Or we hear friends complain repeatedly about the horrible job they’re “stuck” in. Or, in a rare glimmer of insight, we wonder why we’re still hanging on to a “romance” that […]

Read more ›

A Healthy Addiction to Bloo Blueberry Juice

January 24, 2014 12:10 pm

Touted as one of the healthiest foods you can put in your mouth, blueberries are classified as a super fruit rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. As we’ve been told by celebrity doctors and health gurus alike, the darker the fruit’s skin is, the better it is for you. Blueberries […]

Read more ›

Anti-Glycation and the Effects of Sugar on Ageing Skin

January 17, 2014 9:33 am

Candy, sodas and other foods laced with sugar are bad for our waistlines but did you know that these sweet white granules are also harmful to our skin? In fact, they contribute to a process called Glycation, which is the damage done to proteins caused by sugar molecules. Basically these […]

Read more ›