Monthly Archives: November 2013

How to find a tutor

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How to find a tutorAt this point in the school year, teachers and parents will have identified any emerging academic issues and ongoing learning difficulties. If you have a concern and are worried your child is falling too far behind, now would be a good time to consider a tutor.

Tutors can help children in a wide variety of areas from special needs and remedial help to advancement coaching for gifted children.

How to find a tutor

Once you have identified your child’s needs, you may want to review several of the available options.

Private tutors

These are usually teachers or graduate students who work one-on-one with your child at a pre-determined location.

Commercial agency tutors

These may be teachers, university students or …

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Four ways to get healthy during National Health Food Month

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National Health Food MonthEating healthy these days in a world confused by mixed messages from the media, unrealistic body ideals, and an obsessive preoccupation with calories and weight loss is nothing less than a challenge. Food has been unfairly tainted as the enemy and more and more people are feeling guilty for loving food.

What’s wrong with loving food? As dietitians, we are amazed when we hear these guilty confessions from clients. We seem to forget that we need food to live and loving food, especially wholesome, nutritious food, is a good step in the right direction.

Tips to eating healthy

  1. Go whole – The term “whole foods” is used to describe foods that are in their purest and most unrefined state.
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Calming job loss anxiety

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Calming job loss anxietyWe all want a sense of security on the job, but in today’s marketplace anxiety about job loss, especially if it is happening around you, can wreak havoc with your work-life balance. While it’s normal to be concerned, it is important not to dwell on the risk. Worry is not healthy.

So the question is, how do we find that sense of security in an ever-changing world where job loss, restructuring and uncertainty are the norm?

One idea that I have found useful is the notion that in some sense we are all self-employed. I know it sounds crazy like most new ideas, but this one changes your self-perception from one of dependence to empowerment. Let me explain:  When …

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