Category Archives Balance and Wellness

It’s “Dry January.” If you are actively observing or avoiding this semi-popular wellness activity, you know that Dry January is the trend whereby people give up alcohol for the month of January as a way to recover from holiday indulgences. And whether I believe in it or not, I am participating for the second year in a row. In addition to…

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I look forward to Thanksgiving every year. This year was no disappointment as I happily realized that the gravy and stuffing that I crave all year are actually worth every calorie. But finding the energy to tackle my shopping on Friday was a little tough. So I went to the basement and picked up my handy Crossropes and got to…

In the popular imagination, meditation retreats can be uncomfortable and silent places. Meditating for hours on hard floors and not exchanging two words with anyone is certainly the experience some retreats offer, but this isn’t the whole story. If you simply want a boost to your wellbeing rather than dedicate a week to intense spiritual advancement, there’s plenty of retreats…

Traveling for pleasure can be a lot of fun. In fact, sometimes too much fun—especially if you’re trying to get in shape or stay in shape. The general stress of traveling and one-too-many trips to the buffet can make your waistline expand in no time. More than 36 percent of Americans said they try to lose weight before they go…

When the relocation is done, how do you find your people? After almost 20 years in Toronto, my partner’s job took us to Prague and then (16 months later) to Uppsala, Sweden. It goes without say that the years it took to cultivate solid friendships in Canada were not available to me and I had to get creative! Here are…

The ever-shrinking space-per-person on modern airplanes can make air travel an uncomfortable ordeal. Longer flights may not only be uncomfortable for some passengers, but also potentially life threatening; when you’re stationary for long period of time, you can develop Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). When this happens, blood clots in your legs and other deep veins may break free and create…

As the summer winds down, almost everyone is trying to squeeze in those last few days of summer into their busy schedules. Vacations are a time to let loose, enjoy yourself and do some things that aren’t necessarily a part of your typical routine. Many people have spent weeks leading up to their vacation doing their best to get in…

Whether traveling, relocating or digital nomading, your health insurance will depend on your nationality or residency, or what your employer has set up for you, or a combination… Or there may be nothing limiting what healthcare services you do or don’t have access to.  The latter absolutely applies to emergency medical care, which any hospital anywhere is obligated to provide.…

Yoga is holistic approach to exercise that encompasses mind, body and soul. Since it's beginnings in the 19th century, Yoga has been been introduced from India to the Western hemisphere. There are a variety of styles for all levels. Whether you are an expert Yogi or novice, you can benefit from the many styles and variations. Each style of Yoga…

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