Gender Bias and Consequence to Care

Over the past five decades, women’s roles have changed dramatically, while men’s roles have barely budged. Why do the differences still exist? I know that I am not the same as my mother. Yet I find myself, now almost 50, comparing her formerly…
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Downsizing? Think right-sizing instead

Time to downsize?  You're not alone.  This year, thousand of Canadians will make the move from the family home, citing reasons such as retirement, an empty net, loss of a partner or simply the need to cut expenses.  But this won't be our…

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Ingredients: For the Shrimp: 2 pounds (12 to 15 count) shrimp 1 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp kosher salt ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper For the sauce: ½ cup chili sauce (recommended: Heinz) ½ cup ketchup 3 tbsp prepared…

The Current Tide of Aging

It is now old news that our population is aging. We know that there are more people in Canada over the age of 65 than under the age of 14. What we need is open dialogue regarding this undeniable fact since it will affect all of us going forward.…

Self-Care Tips

Who are we? Those of us that give care- and we are plentiful! By definition, a caregiver is a paid or unpaid member of a person’s social network who helps them with five core activities of daily living (ADLs) which include eating, bathing,…

Baked Brie with Carmelized Pear

  I absolutely love this flavour combination!  Serve with sliced baguette, crisp breads or flatbreads   Ingredients: 1 round (8oz/250g) Brie Cheese 1 tbsp sliced hazelnuts or slivered almonds, toasted Carmelized…
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Downsizing? Here Are 7 Fun Home Styles to Consider

Thinking about downsizing your living situation?   Whether you’re retired and ready for something smaller or you’re just looking to cut back on expenses, downsizing can present an amazing opportunity. Not only can you cut back…

POMEGRANATE MARTINIS

This is Oprah’s favourite martini!  And I have to admit, it’s also mine!  Especially this time of year. The recipe serves 2 - but why make only 2?  I make a large amount, put it in a plastic juice bottle and keep it in the freezer.   It’s…