Self Care

Let’s Talk Brushes

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It can be intimidating to walk into a beauty store to pick out brushes. With so many options you may be feeling a little lost. Maybe you’re someone who has a ton of makeup brushes sitting in a drawer somewhere…

Anti-Aging

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In a few weeks I will be celebrating a birthday,  a big one!! I’m not gonna lie… I’m dreading it!!! I know it’s just a number.  I know it shouldn’t define me.  No I don’t feel older, as a matter…

SHELLAC NAIL POLISH : THE PROS & CONS 

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Shellac manicures have taken over the market in recent years . Shellac nail polish is a cross between gel nails and traditional nail polish. It gets applied like regular nail polish but dries like gel. Shellac gives your manicure a…

BDSM Is Not So Grey

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As a sexologist, I have been teaching about bondage, dominance, sadism, submission and masochism since the beginning of my career. To be clear we are talking about binding someone or being bound, dominating someone either psychologically or physically, submitting to…

Summer Camp Rocks!

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At this time of year, with summer camp only a few short days away, I always find myself reflecting upon my own experiences at camp.  I started my camping career at the very young age of 2 years old.  One…

Lessons My Grandmother Taught Me

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This month it will be two years that my grandmother passed away.  There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of her.  I can honestly say my grandmother was one of my closest friends and her passing…

Just Breathe

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Breathing is something we do automatically, no thought required, it’s one less thing to worry about while exercising…well actually you should think about your breathing when training. While breathing is something our body does on it’s own when working out…

The ABCs of RESPs

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Post secondary education in Canada has always been was pretty inexpensive compared to our neighbours south of the border. Historically, the provincial governments across Canada subsidized schooling to such an extent that there wasn’t much need for our parents to…

STI/STD: Breaking the Taboo!

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Before getting cozy under the sheets with your partner, remember that your sexual and reproductive health is essential for your overall well being. Anyone who is sexually active can get an STI/STD (sexually transmitted infection/sexually transmitted disease). STI’s can be detrimental…

Is there really a summer learning gap?

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Summer is just around the corner and the debate about whether kids should take the summer off and have fun, or whether they should be enrolled in an academic enhancement or remedial program is at the forefront of Mom conversations everywhere.

Diaries of a Manicurist

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Every day as a manicurist is an adventure. With every day comes new surprises. What we have come to learn is that being in the beauty industry is not only about practicing a craft but also learning the dynamics of…

The Importance of Validation

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My name is Stephanie Mitelman, and I am a certified sexuality educator. In this blog I will be addressing readers’ questions on sexuality, health, and relationships. Please don’t be shy to send me a question you have! I will be…

How to begin a running routine

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The nice weather has arrived and you’d like to get outside in the fresh air to get some exercise, you’d like to start running but you don’t think you can do it.  As long as your doctor hasn’t advised you…

Art of the Smokey Eye

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SMOKEY 101 Did you know that the smokey eye has been around for centuries? This enduring look was originated by ancient Egyptians (think Cleopatra) to help protect their eyes from infection. Today, the smokey eye is one of the most…

AVOIDING DATING WOES

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While dating should generally be a positive and exciting part of life, it also has it’s ups and downs. A rut, bad date or a small heart break can be a blow to the ego and leave one feeling down…

Oh no, not my bum!

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We all seem to shy away when it comes to talking about colorectal cancer screening.  Something about having our anus under the microscope makes us feel uncomfortable, but some quick and easy steps can help you take a proactive approach…