Dare to Jump – Dealing with Pelvic Floor Disorders and Incontinence

Though many women experience a pelvic floor disorder such as incontinence, they are often reluctant to discuss their symptoms – even with their doctor.

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Weight Management: for the health of it!

Do you feel the absolute best you could feel? Many of us don’t, but that’s not to say that we can’t. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, achieving a healthy weight is an important step in promoting heart and brain health. With almost 47% of Canadian women being overweight or obese***, it’s safe to say that weight management is an issue that many of us struggle with. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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Rx for the Soul

Just like the mind and the body, the soul needs nurturing. From a young age, we’re taught the fundamentals of caring for our bodies and minds. In order to grow stronger, we’re told to eat our vegetables, stay active and go to bed on-time. In order to get smarter, we’re told to go to school, read and do our homework. However, care for our ever elusive, intangible and ethereal souls is often bypassed. As we get older and our lives get busier, if we’re not careful, we can end up trading passions for careers, hobbies for skills and pleasure for priorities.

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Lost in Transition

Transitions are a big part of a young woman’s life – the nervous excitement of starting high school, the independence of going to college or university – and these experiences can greatly influence their future. But it can also be a very confusing, anxious time for both students and parents. We reached out to two clinicians at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada’s leading hospital for mental health, to discuss how parents can keep youth from getting ‘lost in transition’.

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