How to Survive Winter Blues

Winter is here, and of course, not everyone is happy. For some, this season connotes long and dark days, icy and freezing wind, and brutal and overnight storms that somehow paralyze the brain and freeze the heart.

As a result, some of our beloved family members and close friends develop depression and loss of interest to do anything. If symptoms worsen, they also experience lack of sleep, loss of energy, poor concentration, impaired appetite, and for some, even death wishes and suicidal ideas.

How are you going to cope?

2018: Year of Priorities and Wellness

Another year has passed! I still remember the old dark predictions for year 2000, then 2012 and even 2016 and 2017…and we are still here!

But are we OK?

The UN has declared almost every year since 1959 an “International Year of…” with a cause or topic to focus on, to make us think and change patterns. 2015 was the International Year of Light Technologies and Soils (promoting green technologies and regenerative use of soils); 2016 was the International Year of Pulses (promoting the consumption of pulses, or legumes such as beans, peas and lentils over meat) and 2017 was the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development...

2018, however, has not been named as attached to any theme…so I will take the liberty to declare 2018 the year of Reflection, Re-arranging Priorities and Focus on Wellness!

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My Experience with Naturopathy

It all started when I felt a dull bloating pain in my abdomen that comes and goes, and sometimes accompanied by diarrhea in between. I went to see my family doctor and she sent me to a series of lab tests- blood, urine, stool, and pelvic ultra-sound. The results came in and everything was fine. I should have felt relief, however, the same symptoms were still there.

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