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Reduce food waste with your new best friend Meal Prep Mate

In a world filled with convenient fast-food wherever you go and a focus on instant gratification, it can be a serious challenge to eat healthily and keep your food waste to a minimum. For many of us, our busy lives cause us to make daily food decisions that fill our diets with highly processed foods, which are often wrapped in single-use packaging. But there is a way you can not only eat healthily, but you can reduce food waste while saving time and money, too. The answer is meal prep. In an ef...
Tags: Health, Food, Design, Features, Recipe, United States, Healthy Eating, Food Waste, Vegan, Eat & Drink, NRDC, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, Meal Prep, Single-use, Meal Prep Mate, Save the Food Back

Failing, Succeeding, Pausing, Deciding and Thriving with Chronic Illness

Today, I’m writing about some prompts that were given to chronic illness bloggers at A Chronic Voice‘s monthly chronic illness link-up party. Thank you, Sheryl! The writing prompts we were given for this month are: Failing, Succeeding, Pausing, Deciding, and Thriving with chronic illness. I’d like to start by observing my last post which was about receiving my Ankylosing Spondylitis diagnosis over a decade ago. I celebrated that milestone with a new article called Ankylosing Spondylitis – 10 Yea...
Tags: Travel, Health, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Expat Life, Pierre, Sheryl, North Bay Ontario, Arthritis, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS, Crohns

8 of the best fruits and vegetables you can eat in their entirety

In the United States, approximately 40 percent of food is never eaten. Not only does this food waste damage your pocketbook, but it also has a major environmental impact. Changing your food habits is a great way to do your part in the battle against food waste. Shopping smarter, eating leftovers, improving food storage and donating to food banks are great ideas for reducing food waste. There is one obvious move you can make that many people don’t realize — you can stop throwing out parts of you...
Tags: Health, Food, Cooking, Design, Environment, Vegetables, Features, Fruits, United States, Fruit, Healthy Eating, Eating, Food Waste, Waste, Potatoes, Pumpkin

Is a flexitarian diet right for you?

Going vegan or vegetarian might be a good choice for your health — as well as the environment — but not everyone wants to take the extreme measure of cutting meat and other animal products completely out of their diet. So, over the past five years, many who want to live a healthy life and/or do their part in the fight against climate change have opted for the flexitarian diet. What is flexitarianism? Flexitarianism doesn’t go as far as veganism or vegetarianism, but it does include some ...
Tags: Health, Meat, Food, UK, Design, Diet, Features, Healthy Eating, Veganism, Vegan, Eat & Drink, Clean Eating, Plant-based Diet, Animal Products, Vegetarian Diet, Flexitarian

Surviving the Holidays with Chronic Illness

The holiday season is here and with it comes a collective groan from almost everyone in my chronic illness communities. Everyone seems excited about the holidays, but we are all expressing worry, dismay, and stress at surviving the holidays with chronic illness without flaring. The holiday season is stressful on those of us who have limited energy and suffer from pain. We have to manage our health while getting through shopping, cooking, winter events, travel, and much more.Click To Tweet I’m sp...
Tags: Travel, Health, Holidays, Features, Chronic Illness, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Invisible Illnesses, Living Abroad With Chronic Illness, Expat Life, Cfs, Sheryl, Arthritis, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS, Invisible Illness

How to decode confusing labels on common household cleaners

Have you ever aimed cleaning spray at your kitchen countertops and wondered what is actually inside the bottle? With all of the confusing chemicals and terms listed on product labels, it can be hard to know what is inside the cleaning products we bring into our homes. It might be impossible to recognize every ingredient in your cleaners, but if you read the label carefully, there are ways to determine the safer options on the market. If you are confused by your cleaning product labels, here is ...
Tags: Health, Design, Environment, Features, Epa, Home Cleaning, Stanford University, Don, U S Department of Agriculture, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Consumer Products Safety Commission, Cleaning Products, Green Cleaning, Household Cleaners, Cleaning Supplies, Green Cleaning Products

Invisible in Taiwan: Living in Taipei with Chronic Illness

Invisible in Taiwan: Living in Taipei with Chronic Illness I live on the river that divides Taipei and New Taipei in Taiwan. I’m a Canadian expat and I’ve lived in Taiwan since 2006. I have Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromylagia and ME, among a number of other chronic conditions that cropped up over the past 20 years. My husband and I have stayed in Taiwan rather than returning to Canada or the US because the health care is very reasonable here, the weather is mild, and life in Taiwan is inexpens...
Tags: Travel, Health, Hong Kong, Singapore, US, Barcelona, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, Peru, South America, Uruguay, North America, Taipei, Reiki

How to choose the healthiest, most sustainable milk alternative

Scientists agree that the dairy industry has an overall negative affect on the environment. For starters, it takes a lot of land, fertilizer and water to grow food for the cows. It also takes a lot of energy to process raw milk, package it and deliver the goods to supermarkets around the world. Then, there is the fact that cows generate loads of methane, which is more harmful to the environment than carbon dioxide. With the dairy industry disrupting the environment, more people are turning to a...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Food, Design, California, Environment, Global Warming, Features, Almonds, Farming, Dairy, Milk, Agriculture, Greenhouse Gases, Cows, Carbon Dioxide

Art Therapy for Chronic Pain – Interview with Jeane Trend-Hill

This week on MSW Interviews: Jeane Trend-Hill Today I’d like to introduce you to an artist with a very different style of artwork that really resonates with patients suffering from Crohns and Colitis.  Without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to Jeane Trend-Hill. Jeane suffers from severe ulcerative colitis and osteoporosis. In this interview, Jeane shows us how she uses art to cope with chronic illness and chronic pain. I hope you enjoy her interview. Please do leave a comment or a word...
Tags: Travel, Health, Facebook, UK, London, Features, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Ibd, Chronic Illness, Travel Photography, Flares, Jeane, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Crohns

Art Therapy for Arthritis – Interview with Professional Artist Jennifer Walker

This week on MSW Interviews: Today I’d like to introduce you to a very special artist who has amazed me with her incredibly descriptive artwork and her ability to write. Without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to professional artist Jennifer Walker, author of Unexpected Advocate. Jennifer suffers from a number of chronic illnesses, because as I’ve mentioned in the past, most patients who are chronically ill deal with several diseases and co-morbidities. In Jennifer’s case, she has Rheum...
Tags: Travel, Health, Features, Mental Health, Depression, Chronic Illness, Sensory Processing Disorder, Salvador Dalí, Cthulhu, Donald Duck, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Renoir, Jennifer, Frida Kahlo, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mobility Challenges and What An Exoskeleton Can Do For You

In October 2018, I was attending a government luncheon for Canadian delegates who had recently arrived in town and were interested in learning more about life abroad in Taiwan. Although I usually try to avoid using a cane when I go to these luncheons, that day was unavoidable. I had to bring it along. While working our way through a delightful Taiwanese lunch, I listened to a man named Brian Chong from a company called Wistron here in Taiwan who was working on new technology for robotic legs tha...
Tags: Travel, Health, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Taipei, Robocop, Living Abroad, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Carrie Kellenberger, Fibromyalgia, Expat Life, Reliance, Exoskeletons, Wistron

10 Nastiest Travel Diseases: What They Are, What They Do, and Why You Don’t Want Them

Wise travelers know to “get their jabs” before setting sail to some far off place. But why? What exactly are these diseases we’re all getting inoculated against? Will they lead to a grim and grisly death or just a good story to tell the grandkids? We combed CDC Travel and other health resources to gather a list of diseases and the most common travel illnesses, and all the reasons why you want to avoid them. The Most Common Travel Illnesses #1: Cholera Forgive me for feeling that this dise...
Tags: Travel, Health, Asia, Japan, Cdc, Singapore, India, Africa, Medical, Senegal, Taiwan, Features, United States, Malaysia, Middle East, Ethiopia

Art Therapy for Chronic Illness Interview with Karen Fitch

I’m so pleased to be able to introduce this new series on My Several Worlds. Some of my long-term readers will remember that I used to do a series of interviews called MSW Interviews and Global Artists many years ago. Today I’m introducing a new art series: Art Therapy for Chronic Illness or Art for Arthritis. Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Pablo PicassoClick To Tweet The purpose of this series is to express how we use art to express our feelings about being chronically...
Tags: Travel, Health, Motivation, Facebook, Greece, Inspiration, Features, Karen, Chronic Illness, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Art Therapy, Art Galleries, Julia Cameron, Ventura California, Morgan Hill California

How forest bathing can profoundly improve your health and well-being

Dive into the practice of forest bathing. Doing so does not clean your body, per se, but rather refreshes the spirit and benefits your mood and health. Even scientific studies back forest bathing. So what are you waiting for? Discover the new trend that can make you feel more connected to the world. What is forest bathing? Since 1982, forest bathing — called shinrin-yoku — has been practiced in Japan as a means of reconnecting with nature. The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and ...
Tags: Health, Outdoors, Japan, Texas, Design, Environment, Features, Mental Health, University, Forests, Health And Fitness, Green space, Nature / Environment, Don, Community Health, The Lodge

Pollution in Taiwan – Is It Bad? YES, IT’S BAD!

Air pollution in Taiwan is a serious matter that island residents have complained about for years. Taiwan receives a lot of air pollution from China, but Taiwan also produces a significant amount of its own pollution problems. Taiwan’s geography makes air pollution worse because many industrial centers on the north and west coasts of Taiwan are surrounded by high mountains which keep the bad air trapped at city level. Taipei also suffers from this problem. It’s not uncommon to have a completely ...
Tags: Travel, Health, China, Blog, European Union, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Beijing, Pollution, World Health Organization, John, Taipei, Air Quality, Temples, Northern Taiwan

Clearing Out – Letting Go Doesn’t Mean Giving Up

About a year ago, John and I realized we were in trouble with my health. Yes, we knew we were embarking on a new journey with me being chronically ill, but it took us a while to realize just how much our lives were going to change. Most of my readers that have stuck with me since My Several Worlds first launched in early 2007 have watched us take journey after journey. The whole point of this site was to write about the several different worlds I live in: Canada (my homeland), the USA (John’s ho...
Tags: Travel, Health, Asia, China, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, John, North America, Living Abroad, Carrie Kellenberger, Expat Life, Carrie, Pema Chodron, Expat Stories

What would disaster look like in your city? ‘Deep Empathy’ uses A.I. to show you

A project by researchers at MIT Media Lab simulates your city following a disaster in an attempt to digitally augment our empathy levels. Is that something tech can really help with? The post What would disaster look like in your city? ‘Deep Empathy’ uses A.I. to show you appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Psychology, Charity, Trends, Features, Mit, Ai, Deep Learning, Emerging Tech, MIT Media Lab

5 tips for getting a good night’s sleep

How many of you wake up in the morning to the unwelcome sound of your alarm clock, feeling as though you didn’t get enough sleep the night before? Whether we […] The post 5 tips for getting a good night’s sleep appeared first on My Fashion Life.
Tags: Health, Wellness, Fashion, Features, Well-being, Tips and Advice

Chronic Illness: Never Did I Ever Think…

Chronic illness is a hard thing to understand. There are many things to consider when you are chronically ill and in pain all the time, but until you’ve experienced it, let me explain some of the things you’ll never think of until you’ve been through it.  Never did I ever think… That I would lose my health completely That I would be worried about traveling when traveling has been my life for years. Now I can barely muster the energy to fly from Taiwan to Canada That I would need flight assistan...
Tags: Travel, Health, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Carrie Kellenberger, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, CRPS, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Invisible Illness

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)

The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry is a national association representing and serving its members and the field of geriatric psychiatry. AAGP promotes the mental health and well-being of older people through professional education, public advocacy, and support of career development for clinicians, educators, and researchers in geriatric psychiatry and mental health. The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) is the only national association that has products, activit...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Resources, Networking, Articles, Training, Information, Features, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Canada, United States, Search Engine, Journals, Conferences, Topics

I Hate Heroin

I Hate Heroin was formed in 2012 by the mother of three boys who were struggling with Substance Abuse. Not knowing where to turn and having no resources in her home state of Iowa she set out on a quest to try to find support and help for her children.Four years later I Hate Heroin has grown to over 190,000 page members and  is now a National Non Profit Organization. I Hate Heroin is a community of people joined together by one common cause, the battle to overcome addiction. Sadly in April of 20...
Tags: Psychology, Resources, Lifestyle, Articles, Information, Features, Substance Abuse, Iowa, Addiction, Topics, Social Bookmarking, For, Foundation Website, Anyone, Self-harm And Suicide, Clinical Psychology

Learn to Cope

Joanne Peterson is the Founder and Executive Director of Learn to Cope (LTC), a non-profit peer-led support network which began in 2004. Mrs. Peterson’s journey started as a young girl with siblings experiencing issues with mental illness and addiction. Years later when Joanne discovered that her own son’s experimentation with prescription drugs led to an opioid addiction, she was motivated and empowered to use her voice to bring about change. Today her son is in long term recovery. She designe...
Tags: Psychology, Videos, Florida, Resources, Massachusetts, Articles, Newsletter, Information, Links, Features, Depression, Substance Abuse, Addiction, Counselling, Topics, Social Bookmarking

Association for Psychological Science

The mission of the Association for Psychological Science is to promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare. We are a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1988 to advance scientific psychology and its representation as a science on the national level. APS grew quickly, surpassing 5,000 members in its first six months. Today, 33,000 psychological researchers and their students in ...
Tags: Psychology, Resources, Networking, Careers, Articles, Information, Research, Features, Teaching, Mental Health, Conferences, Topics, For, Clinicians, Foundation Website, Researchers

BBC Prison Study

Findings from the study were first broadcast by the BBC in 2002. They have since been published in leading scientific journals and textbooks and have also entered the core student syllabus. They have changed our basic understanding of how groups and power work. More recently, insights gained from the study have also provided the basis for a radical reinterpretation of Stanley Milgam’s ‘Obedience to Authority’ research. In this website we tell the story of what happened in the study. We explain t...
Tags: Psychology, Resources, Articles, Links, Bbc, Features, Mental Health, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Search Engine, Anger, Corrections, Case studies, Topics, Behaviour management

FP How We: Wellness

FP How We: Wellness Our monthly home office wellness series turns within, as we talk all things Eat Pretty with Jolene Hart … This post comes to you from Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Jolene Hart. As a health coach and author, I help my readers and clients look and feel their best via the beautifying powers of food and self-care. Together we look beyond the surface of the skin, into the various ways we nourish our beauty — beginning with our meals and extending to mindset, movement, e...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diet, Shopping, Features, Beauty, Workshop, Home Office, Series, Free People, Free People Home Office, Eat Pretty, Jolene Hart, Fp How We, Vibrancy, Certified Health and Wellness Coach

FP How We: Eat Pretty

FP How We: Eat Pretty Our monthly home office wellness series turns within, as we talk all things Eat Pretty with Jolene Hart … This post comes to you from Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Jolene Hart. As a health coach and author, I help my readers and clients look and feel their best via the beautifying powers of food and self-care. Together we look beyond the surface of the skin, into the various ways we nourish our beauty — beginning with our meals and extending to mindset, movement,...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diet, Shopping, Features, Beauty, Workshop, Home Office, Series, Free People, Free People Home Office, Eat Pretty, Jolene Hart, Fp How We, Vibrancy, Certified Health and Wellness Coach

Befrienders Worldwide

Originally established in 1974 by Chad Varah (founder of the Samaritans), then recently launched as an independent charity in 2012, Befrienders Worldwide is a dynamic and expanding global network of 349 emotional support centers in 32 countries, spanning 5 continents. These centers are staffed by more than 25,000 volunteers who provide vital support to an estimated 7 million service users each year. Befrienders Worldwide centers provide an open space for those in distress to talk and be heard. ...
Tags: Psychology, Articles, Newsletter, Information, Stress, Features, Sms, Mental Health, Depression, Personality, Search Engine, Emotional Health, Topics, For, Foundation Website, Societal Or Organizational Membership

Clubhouse International

We help start and grow Clubhouses globally where people with mental illness can go to get their lives back. There simply are not enough resources today for everyone with a mental illness who needs help. It’s a crisis situation and the numbers are growing. Clubhouses powerfully demonstrate that people with mental illness can and do lead productive, happy lives. Each Clubhouse we open reaches +/- 500 people in need!  Clubhouse International has succeeded in creating something that didn’t exist be...
Tags: Psychology, Videos, Resources, Nutrition, Fitness, Life, Lifestyle, Newsletter, Training, Features, Teaching, Mental Health, Search Engine, Counselling, Quality Of Life, Topics

American Psychiatric Association

The mission of the American Psychiatric Association is to promote the highest quality care for individuals with mental illness, including substance use disorders, and their families; promote psychiatric education and research; advance and represent the profession of psychiatry; and to serve the professional needs of its membership. To promote the rights and best interests of patients and those actually or potentially making use of psychiatric services for mental illness, including substance use...
Tags: Psychology, Publishing, Networking, Students, Careers, Articles, Newsletter, Training, Features, Mental Health, Depression, Psychiatry, Teachers, Search Engine, Conferences, Topics

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association

We discovered that problems do not happen all the time. Even the most chronic problems have periods or times when the difficulties do not occur or are less intense. By studying these times when problems are less severe or even absent, we discovered that people do many positive things that they are not fully aware of. By bringing these small successes into their awareness and repeating the successful things they do when the problem is less severe, people improve their lives and become more confi...
Tags: Psychology, Resources, Articles, Training, Information, Research, Features, Conferences, Topics, Behaviour management, For, Clinicians, Foundation Website, Researchers, Societal Or Organizational Membership, Solution Focused

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