“Sometimes terminations are done in a very cold, very scripted way to avoid risk,” says employment lawyer Kumail Karimjee. Employers may worry that they could say the wrong thing, so they play it safe by not saying anything.”
By the time Hayley Redman went on leave for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), she was sleeping at most a few hours a night, having nightmares of people hanging themselves, and experiencing tormenting flashbacks during the day.
The benefits of fitness for longevity and mental and physical health are irrefutable. Exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, help people manage their stress, sleep better, and cope with the effects of trauma and other difficult experiences.
Relationship breakups, exam stressors, homesickness, and fights with roommates are no longer the main difficulties affecting university students. Instead, mental health experts describe post-secondary students’ struggles as vast — everything from depression to anxiety, stress, eating disorders, substance use, trauma, abuse, and occasionally a first episode of psychosis. Living through the pandemic has only made these problems that much more visible and obstructive.
Who doesn’t know intuitively that nature is good for us – that we likely feel calmer and less stressed when we are in a forest or a park or walking by the water? While we know that nature enhances our cognitive, emotional and spiritual well-being, new research also indicates its physical benefits too.
I don’t always like the feeling of running hot and cold — at least when it’s about a relationship. But when it comes to temperature changes, Horseshoe Valley makes these fluctuations feel pretty darn therapeutic — even decadent. I am referring to my experience at the new Vettä Nordic Spa, located about 1.5 hours from Toronto, which I recently combined with cross-country skiing and an overnight stay at the nearby Horseshoe Resort.