Health & Wellness

New North York Ontario Health Team to Provide Better Connected Care for Patients

Ontario Health Teams Part of Province’s Plan to End Hallway Health Care December 2, 2019 9:31 A.M. NORTH YORK — Ontario is delivering on its commitment to end hallway health care and build a connected and sustainable health care system centred around the needs of patients. The province is introducing…

Community Members Share Their Experiences Using Local Healthcare Services. This is What We Learned.

Addiction Services for York Region, Markham Stouffville Hospital, local family physicians and community services, are working together to plan what the future of healthcare can look like for the communities of Eastern York Region (Markham, Stouffville, Thornhill) and North Durham (Uxbridge and Brock). We asked patients/clients and community members to…

Effective Communication

What is Effective Communication? Effective communication is about more than just exchanging information. It’s about understanding the emotion and intentions behind the information. As well as being able to clearly convey a message, you need to also listen in a way that gains the full meaning of what’s being said…

4 Tips to End Summer Well

While the season of summer still has more than a few weeks to go, the reality of summer is quickly coming to an end.  What’s a person to do with the last few remaining weeks of summer? Try these 4 tips to end your summer on a good note! Finish…

How Eating Healthy can Help you with Addiction Recovery

Eating a healthy diet helps you with addiction recovery by allowing your mind and body to work better and heal faster. It helps you maintain your recovery by supporting your mind and body to function well consistently, thus maintain your good health. Eating healthy helps you with addiction recovery in…

Using Your Senses to Relieve Stress

Ever wish a stress superhero could save you from the tension of traffic jams, chaotic meetings, arguments with your spouse, or toddler’s tantrums?  Well, you can be your own stress-busting superhero. Using your senses, you can tap into the power to reduce the impact of stress as it’s happening and…

18 Tips for a Healthy Summer

Summer is here, marking a time for travel, barbecues, and lots of socializing with family and friends. Here are several smart and simple strategies to start off your summer on a healthy track. Grab a fruit. Keep your home filled with lots of fruit. Enjoy colorful summer fruit like watermelon…

Self-Care and its Importance in Recovery

If we don’t take care of ourselves, no one will. This means we must learn healthy self-care techniques in order to obtain or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Caring for yourself physically,  emotionally, spiritually, mentally and socially will help you maintain a stable mood, and lead to increased energy and motivation. …

Understanding Eating Disorders

“Disordered eating,” is common in our culture. It can range in severity from mild to extreme. At the milder end are irregular eating patterns, such as skipped meals, or yo-yo dieting. But at the extreme end are medically defined eating disorders that can become life-threatening. Eating disorders are hard on both physical and mental health. Eating disorders…

What is Work-related Stress, and Why do we Need to Tackle it?

There is a difference between stress and pressure. We all experience pressure on a daily basis, and need it to motivate us and enable us to perform at our best. It’s when we experience too much pressure without the opportunity to recover that we start to experience stress. The definition of stress is ‘the adverse reaction…