• Wellness in the Workplace

    Wellness in the Workplace

    By Sharron Richardson, VP, Broker Services Employers know how important it is to have healthy, motivated workers. This leads to a more productive and positive workplace for everyone. There are a number of factors that can chip away at a healthy workplace environment: the physical facilities, working conditions, even time of year (cold and flu season anyone?) Studies show, however, […]

  • ‘Tis the Sneezon!

    ‘Tis the Sneezon!

    By Melanie Robitaille, Sr. Staff Writer Like the sound of a robin’s song or the sight of crocuses in bloom, a sure-fire sign of spring is the first sneeze of allergy season. For those of us with environmental allergies, it often means regular allergy shots, pills, puffers and eye drops. We don’t dare leave the house without tissues at the […]

  • Live In The Elements

    Live In The Elements

    By Melanie Robitaille, Sr. Staff Writer Humans are more than mere flesh and bone. There’s a reason why we’re built to breath the air; why our bodies are made of water and are nourished by the warmth of the sun and the fruits of the earth. We aren’t just designed by nature, we’re a part of it. The societal shift […]

  • The Journey for a Purposeful Life

    The Journey for a Purposeful Life

    In the book Moby Dick, Captain Ahab is so obsessed with catching the infamous whale that he loses sight of what’s important and sails off to a catastrophic end. This story rings true for the of people seeking a purposeful life, where the struggle to find meaning produces an assortment of negative emotions and health ramifications under the blanket term […]

  • Decluttering Your Mind and Space

    Decluttering Your Mind and Space

    Some people loathe daylight savings time and feel like the Monday immediately following is a rough one. Others revel in the brighter days and gain a renewed sense of hope. Most of us fall somewhere in between. As the days get warmer and longer you might find that you are inspired to dust off those shelves covered in old magazines […]

  • Keeping Life Sweet: A Series on Getting Healthy with Diabetes, Part 1

    Keeping Life Sweet: A Series on Getting Healthy with Diabetes, Part 1

    A commentary by Staff Writer, Maegan Carrasquillo Every year I look back on what I’ve accomplished and what I could work on in the coming one and create a list. 2018 for me, was not a particularly wonderful year so the “what I could work on” part of the list seemed a lot longer than usual. Instead of feeling defeated […]

  • Across That Line

    Across That Line

    Only a certain few dare to ask themselves whether they can accomplish the ultimate of both physical and mental challenges, and for three daring individuals, the answer was “yes”. One small but deliberate word united them on a crisp fall, New York morning where they stood together, amidst 52,000 others, on the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge at the starting line of […]

  • Lou Yerxa – Maximum Vitality Part 2

    Lou Yerxa – Maximum Vitality Part 2

    In 2018, 59-year-old grandmother, Lou Yerxa, placed second in the Grandmaster Women’s Bikini category (for women 45 and older) at the 2018 GNC Allmax IFBB Pro Flex Lewis Canadian Classic competition in Moncton, New Brunswick.  In the second of our two-part series, we look at Lou’s workout and read her final thoughts on elite-level body building. THE WORKOUT In preparation […]

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by / on June 5, 2019 at 5:38 pm / in Wellness

Wellness in the Workplace

By Sharron Richardson, VP, Broker Services Employers know how important it is to have healthy, motivated workers. This leads to a more productive and positive workplace for everyone. There are a number of factors that can chip away at a healthy workplace environment: the physical facilities, working conditions, even time of year (cold and flu season anyone?) Studies show, however, […]

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by / on May 17, 2019 at 9:00 am / in Health

‘Tis the Sneezon!

By Melanie Robitaille, Sr. Staff Writer Like the sound of a robin’s song or the sight of crocuses in bloom, a sure-fire sign of spring is the first sneeze of allergy season. For those of us with environmental allergies, it often means regular allergy shots, pills, puffers and eye drops. We don’t dare leave the house without tissues at the […]

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by / on April 22, 2019 at 11:11 am / in Wellness

Live In The Elements

By Melanie Robitaille, Sr. Staff Writer Humans are more than mere flesh and bone. There’s a reason why we’re built to breath the air; why our bodies are made of water and are nourished by the warmth of the sun and the fruits of the earth. We aren’t just designed by nature, we’re a part of it. The societal shift […]

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by / on April 20, 2019 at 6:41 pm / in Health

Keeping Life Sweet: A Series on Getting Healthy with Diabetes, Part 2

This is the 2nd installment in a 6-part series by Staff Writer, Maegan Carrasquillo, on living with diabetes. One of the first things you learn about when you’re diagnosed with diabetes is carbohydrate counting. You learn that sugar is counted in the carbohydrates, a factor that determines how much insulin you administer, and most nutritionists will tell you to avoid […]

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by / on April 18, 2019 at 4:12 pm / in Wellness

The Journey for a Purposeful Life

In the book Moby Dick, Captain Ahab is so obsessed with catching the infamous whale that he loses sight of what’s important and sails off to a catastrophic end. This story rings true for the of people seeking a purposeful life, where the struggle to find meaning produces an assortment of negative emotions and health ramifications under the blanket term […]

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by / on April 12, 2019 at 1:21 pm / in Wellness

Decluttering Your Mind and Space

Some people loathe daylight savings time and feel like the Monday immediately following is a rough one. Others revel in the brighter days and gain a renewed sense of hope. Most of us fall somewhere in between. As the days get warmer and longer you might find that you are inspired to dust off those shelves covered in old magazines […]

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by / on March 1, 2019 at 2:50 pm / in Health

Keeping Life Sweet: A Series on Getting Healthy with Diabetes, Part 1

A commentary by Staff Writer, Maegan Carrasquillo Every year I look back on what I’ve accomplished and what I could work on in the coming one and create a list. 2018 for me, was not a particularly wonderful year so the “what I could work on” part of the list seemed a lot longer than usual. Instead of feeling defeated […]

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by / on February 17, 2019 at 11:56 am / in Lifestyle

Across That Line

Only a certain few dare to ask themselves whether they can accomplish the ultimate of both physical and mental challenges, and for three daring individuals, the answer was “yes”. One small but deliberate word united them on a crisp fall, New York morning where they stood together, amidst 52,000 others, on the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge at the starting line of […]

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by / on February 8, 2019 at 9:52 am / in Lifestyle

Lou Yerxa – Maximum Vitality Part 2

In 2018, 59-year-old grandmother, Lou Yerxa, placed second in the Grandmaster Women’s Bikini category (for women 45 and older) at the 2018 GNC Allmax IFBB Pro Flex Lewis Canadian Classic competition in Moncton, New Brunswick.  In the second of our two-part series, we look at Lou’s workout and read her final thoughts on elite-level body building. THE WORKOUT In preparation […]

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by / on February 6, 2019 at 4:23 pm / in Lifestyle

Lou Yerxa – Maximum Vitality Part 1

THE COMPETITION The Canadian Physique Alliance (CPA) is a group of amateur athletes who compete in bodybuilding, physique, figure, fitness, and bikini categories. On June 16th of last year, they held the 2018 GNC Allmax IFBB Pro Flex Lewis Canadian Classic competition in Moncton, New Brunswick, featuring men’s and women’s competitions in more than 30 categories. Lou Yerxa, a 59-year-old […]

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