Lifestyles 55 Articles

Myrna Driedger
Broadway Journal

I was honoured to support the Manitoba Legislative Assembly Education and Outreach Program in introducing a new permanent exhibit in our legislature to honour women trailblazers of the first 100 years.

It can be a daunting challenge to be the first to break down barriers or glass ceilings.

It can be daunting to work, survive, and thrive in a political environment where women are so underrepresented. It takes courage, strength, and determination.

Pets like their owner can get sick and injured. We have universal health care coverage  in Canada, yet our government does not cover pets’ diagnosis and treatment. Pet owners are financially responsible when their pets get sick. Emergency care, medical treatment or surgery can be costly. Pet owner should consider the financial risk before adopting a pet and prepare for the unexpected.


Ian Leatt
Foodies

Pastry, in particular cakes, has always been a passion of mine. What can I say about chocolate that hasn’t already been said? Chocolate is a healthy food, great for our heart in more than a romantic way. It was once thought to have aphrodisiac qualities. Chocolate is great for cleaning our blood vessels. We need a high rate of blood pumping throughout our body when we exercise or make love, so we are doing our hearts a service when we help ourselves to some chocolate.

Chocolate tastes great and is prepared in multiple forms so it’s hard to imagine how any person could fail to find a taste and texture that appeals to them.

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves.”

– French novelist Anatole France


Krystal Stokes
Healthy Living

Why do people resist change? Is it because we are habitual creatures, craving the comfort of what we know versus the discomfort of what we don’t? When faced with an impending change or even the possibility of change, some of us stubbornly dig in our heels and resist. And if that resistance involves someone you love, perhaps an aging parent who won’t accept any help, how can you successfully transition from the old to the new?

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