Color & Control:

The Scoop

Costly clutter

Decluttering your space may have hidden financial benefits. Think about tidying up to avoid:
1) A late payment due to a misplaced bill.
2) Purchasing an item twice because you just can’t seem to find it.
3) An unexpected grocery store run because you don’t have all the ingredients on hand.
4) Missing the deadline on returning that online order you made last month.
5) Panic over missing documents or cash.

Shape up for summer

Not every exercise method works for every person. Skip the lofty goals and try these simple tips to make a difference:
1) Identify the “why.” Getting in shape does not always mean losing weight. Perhaps you just want to feel better about yourself, have more energy and know that you’re doing good for your body.
2) Find some favourites. Walk down the pier at sunset. Watch the stars in the evening from your treadmill. Head to the corner store on foot to support a local merchant.
3) Lose the attitude. Stop moaning. Remember, things could be a lot worse if you have to give up your independence or even your home because you cannot stay mobile or safe on your own.
4) Hydrate. Drink up! Proper hydration aids digestion, refuels our bodies, boosts energy and nourishes the skin.
Last word: Stick to the basics. After all, being healthy should feel like fun, and be something you look forward to every day.

A step ahead

Your feet might be giving you early warning about serious health problems such as diabetes, nerve damage, poor blood circulation or arthritis. See a foot care nurse or your family doctor sooner rather than later.


Lighten your load with flowers

Studies have shown that having something as simple like plants and flowers around us can improve our mental health. If you are unsure which flowers to choose, try a few of these:
• Geraniums – Improves air quality.
• Lavender – Improves sleep, reduces blood pressure and slows heart rate.
• Roses – Relieves headaches, sharpens memory.
• Orchids – Calming.
• Lily of the valley – Soothes nerves and helps with dizziness.
• Tulips – Alleviates tension and exhaustion.


Drinking enough water?

Watch for these unexpected signs of dehydration:
• Dry skin • Tiredness • Irritability • Chills


3 ways to stop COVID-19

Get screened.  Get vaccinated.  Get moving

Going to the dogs

Changing attitudes towards cannabinoid products pose additional hazards to animals. Oddly enough U of Guelph studies report poisonings were higher among non-neutered, smaller and male dogs.


What is the rarest blood type? 

O –   O+   AB+   AB-
AB negative is least common. It’s also called the universal receiver because any type of blood can be transplanted into it without causing a rejection. The most common blood type is O positive.


Virtual church

While most churches had a minimal virtual footprint before the pandemic, over 72.9 per cent of  churches indicate they’re thinking of ways to continue online worship and meeting options.

Make this risky calculation

Continue to stay safe with a free online risk calculator, Through a short series of questions, the host provides users with their potential risk of exposure to COVID-19 when visiting or meeting with others.


Not only does a proper deep hug build trust and boost oxytocin but it strengthens the immune system.


Did you know?

The avocado is listed by Guinness Book of Records as the most nutritious fruit on earth. Avocado is rich in folate, mineral potassium, Vitamins A, B6, C and dietary fibre.

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