Are You Newly Diagnosed With Atrial Fibrillation

As many of you know, I am a nurse and as such enjoy taking any opportunity to educate people on a variety of health issues. I'm certainly not claiming to be an expert on these conditions, but often times I find people will ask me, "what should I do about this",  or maybe, "can you explain this to me"? I think what happens is, no matter who you are and what your background, when a doctor says you have a specific medical condition, it's often overwhelming and a lot to take in. So, when asked, I … [Read more...]

It’s Heart Month ~ What To Do If You Suspect a Heart Attack!

I am very excited to announce that I was chosen as a 2017 brand ambassador for Bayer. As a brand ambassador, I  have been compensated for this post. However, as always, all opinions expressed are my own. It’s hard not to have hearts on your mind in February. Every store is full of them: chocolate hearts, heart-shaped cakes, heart-shaped frames. This annual celebration of romantic love isn’t the only reason to give that blood-pumping organ in your chest a second thought this month. February is … [Read more...]

February is Heart Awareness Month (Not a Valentine’s heart, the real one!}

Do you want to hear a staggering statistic?   Every seven minutes in Canada, a life is taken by heart disease or stroke. This February, more than 70,000 volunteers will canvass door-to-door across the country to help change this statistic. Join us by volunteering in your neighborhood this February. Here’s how: … [Read more...]

Heart and Stroke Foundation {Just 4 Days Left to Help!!}

Heart and Stroke Foundation ~ There are just 4 days left until Dec. 31. You can save more lives today. Help fund life-saving heart disease and stroke research now.Click here and make your donation using a credit card. It's the quickest and most secure way to help provide the next life-saving breakthrough - plus you'll receive your 2012 tax receipt immediately.December 31 is the deadline - please give. You or someone you know could one day benefit from the research you help fund today.Together, … [Read more...]

Today’s A – Z Challenge post is brought to you by the letter “V”

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Today’s A – Z Challenge post is brought to you by the letter “Q”

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This A – Z Challenge post is brought to you by the letter “H”

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Healthy Living – DEATH LOVES PROCRASTINATION

Act.  There are so many ways you can Make Death Wait. … [Read more...]

Healthy Living – Basic principles of physical activity

Like many, many, many people my New Year resolution was to be more active and eat healthier.  How am I doing 6 weeks in...I'm doing OK, but not amazing! Yesterday, I was reading this article by the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation (February is Heart Month) and was re-inspired.  I thought I would share it with you and hopefully, if you need motivation, it will help you too! … [Read more...]

Healthy Living – The Heart Truth

The Heart Truth™ is heart disease and stroke is the # 1 killer of women in Canada, but most don’t know it.   Heart disease is not a “man’s disease”:  women are more likely than men to die of a heart attack or stroke. … [Read more...]

Healthy Living – Make Death Wait

 February is Heart Month! Your gift of just a few hours helps us all get more time Heart disease and stroke take 1 in 3 Canadians before their time and it is the #1 killer of women. By volunteering in your neighbourhood for Heart Month this February, you can help change these alarming statistics. … [Read more...]