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Health and Well-Being

Dealing with A TABOO: MENTAL ILLNESSES

“It’s nothing more than the devil possessed you, pray it out…” Abena Bentley On the weekend of Sept 16 I had the opportunity of attending the screening of a documentary called “One Shalt Not”. This solo project that was put together by one of Montreal’s emerging stars Trisha Henry a.k.a “Miss Trish”. I gracefully tip my hat  to her. She literally went out on the edge and brought to the forefront the issue of Mental Illness known to be a “TABOO” topic especially within the Black community. Tricia went about it by interviewing several Black women and men of different …

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IT’S NOT REALLY YOU. BLAME YOUR BEHAVIOUR ON the PARASITES in you

Did you know that microscopic organisms living and multiplying within you can have a powerful impact on your behaviour.  You are likely unaware of them but according to research, they can alter your personality. In a 1996 study, a total of 224 men and 170 women were tested for toxoplasmosis infection and their personality profiles were measured. Highly significant differences between toxoplasma-infected and uninfected subjects were observed. An estimated 22% of adults are hosts for this parasite. Based on studies, individuals who are infected are significantly more outgoing and carefree than individuals who are infection-free. But there is a downside. …

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OBESITY AND CANCER

Obesity is a reversible condition. Awareness is key. Courtesy Weight-Loss-Montreal.ca Our rates of obesity are significantly lower compared to our American neighbors however, according to Stats Canada 2015, obesity is on the rise in Quebec. One out of two adults are now considered overweight and the rate of obesity grew by 3% over the past few years. Furthermore, an alarming number of people have no idea they are overweight or obese. Most of us know that obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. However, studies also show that compared to individuals who have a normal weight, those who …

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The Link Oral Health to Overall Health

Article courtesy of Weight-Loss-Montreal.ca Cavities and gum disease are emerging as important indicators of an unhealthy diet, which predicts the future onset of many diseases. While most of us know what cavities are, many are unaware that gum disease is caused by inflammation of the gum tissue and progressive loss of bone around the teeth, which leads to tooth loss. Researchers are investigating correlations between cavities, gum disease, heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, certain cancers, bacterial pneumonia, and even adverse pregnancy outcomes. Many studies have already shown a correlation between poor oral health and poor overall health. A Korean study …

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LETTING IT GO

Beverley Benskin Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to LET GO at some point in order to move forward. [C.S. Lewis] Letting go of past circumstances, hurts, pain, disappointments is not always easy; but sometimes it’s necessary in order for you to begin to move forward. You may have a perfectly valid excuse to continue holding on to your hurt, but the thing to ask yourself is how is holding to the pain benefitting you now? Think about it… What comes to mind when you think about letting it go? Do you want …

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What Are You Telling Yourself?

Coaching Corner, Back to Basics Beverley Benskin What you tell yourself everyday will either lift you up or tear you down. What you’re thinking about today will create the life you experience tomorrow. Take some time to think about what you say to yourself and about yourself. You might be surprised about what you discover, and remember just because you think something doesn’t mean it’s true. You CAN change the way you think. But… “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” [A. Einstein] If you’ve noticed that what you normally …

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Self-Improvement

Are You Cheating Yourself From Your Own Greatness? Roger Muhammad In a March 20 tweet the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan wrote the following: “God is working on us, but if you do not stay in the process, you will not see the result of yourself being made into Him.” As a noun, the standard definition of the word process is “a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.” As a verb, the word process means to “perform a series of mechanical or chemical operations on (something) in order to change or preserve it.” All …

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Beware of the ‘’silent thief of sight’’

World Glaucoma Week: March 6 to 12. ONE OF THE MANY REASONS TO HAVE REGULAR EYE CHECK-UPS. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that slowly damage the optic nerve, the part of the eye that carries the images you see, to the brain. Once damaged, irreversible blind spots will develop, resulting in less peripheral (side) vision and potentially blindness. (World Glaucoma Association) It is on the World health Organization list of priority eye diseases. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide and the first for irreversible loss of vision. It is the second cause of blindness worldwide, …

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On his Real Love Tour

Meet Tony A. Gaskins, Jr. He’s the son of a pastor, but he was no choirboy. He admits that in his other life he “was a drug dealer, and also juggled women…” But he had an epiphany and turned his life around. Today he calls himself a life coach. And he’s coming to Montreal to tell his story, to inspire. Come and meet and hear him. (Live translation) Saturday, July 18, 7:30 – 10:30 PM. At Hotel Bonaventure, 900 rue de la Gauchetiere, W. Tickets aavailable @ www.reallovetourmontreal.com.

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Preparing yourself and your resumé for an interview

Be pro-active. Dress well. Lose the funky email address. Don’t lie I was shocked to hear from a customer recruiting a Sales Manager that not one of the four candidates researched his company in preparation for the interview. This is quite interesting since these are sales positions. Should this not be one of the first things that one does when going for an interview, especially a sales job? As a sales recruiter these are the cornerstones of success. Nothing beats good preparation. I once had a candidate go to a prospective employer’s distribution centre, talk to employees, then went to …

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