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Friday, September 30, 2022

THE BALANCED LIFE | Crisis fatigue—are you there yet? What to do about it.

The cheery, “We’ll get through this, 2022 will be better,” remains the mantra of many. Unfortunately, there are an increasing number of us now...

THE BALANCED LIFE | The benefits—to you—of donating blood

Hey, I learned something new yesterday: giving blood also has health benefits for the giver.” The comment was meant to suggest a topic for...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Navigating the inevitable guilt trips of today’s world

My peers and I are at a time in our lives when an ever-increasing number of friends are being debilitated by failing health and...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Understanding the true value of rural Pelham

Last Thursday was one of those days on the bike that bring an unsolicited smile to your face, delight to your heart, and simply...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Wait, our trees can do all that?

Last week our kayak club launched from Henley Island in Martindale Pond, Port Dalhousie. First we crossed the “pond” just north of what will...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Travelling solo—is it for you?

Is travelling solo in your future? If so, you’re on trend. Booking.com data shows that pre-pandemic, in 2019, 14 percent of travellers were planning...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Women’s heart health—so much more to learn

Ignorance is not bliss. Guys, if you have a woman in your life who you care about, please read on. Ladies, if you don’t...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Considering kayaking? Here’s what you need to know

Have two years of Covid restrictions changed our relationship with the outdoors in a meaningful way? If the pace of membership applications at the...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Volunteering—What’s in it for you?

A 2018, pre-Covid Statistics Canada survey concluded that some 24 million Canadians volunteered in some capacity that year. These 79 percent of Canadians aged...

THE BALANCED LIFE | That night in Cairo

Many of the best adventures on a bicycle tour happen after the bike has been parked for the day. A group of us were...