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Horoscopes

Your Monthly Horoscope: May 2024

Your May Monthly Horoscope by Sade Jackson If April felt like a baptism of fire, then the cosmic shifts did what they were supposed to: crack you open to new possibilities while doing away with the old. Taurus, the sign of fertility and growth, reminds us that not all growth feels good, but it will absolutely make you feel alive. Consider May a month of reprieve and renewal.  The New Moon in Taurus on the 7th lays the foundations for you to cleanse from the inside out. Speak kindly to your body as your cells hear every single word you speak. Your vessel is as precious as gold, and the better you feel, the more magnetic you become to all sorts of abundance in both money and romance. Gemini season breaks up some of the monotony from the 20th, and Jupiter moves alongside it on the 25th. In fact, Jupiter

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Cynthia Loyst and Josie Dye
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Unleashing The Unmentionables: A Journey Of Laughter, Friendship, And Empowerment

In a world where societal norms often dictate what we should and shouldn’t talk about, there’s a quiet revolution happening, led by two fearless women – Cynthia Loyst and Josie Dye. As the creators of Cynthia & Josie’s Unmentionables Podcast, they’ve embarked on a journey to unearth taboos, explore the intimate, and empower women through sharing their most unmentionable stories. Cynthia Loyst, a seasoned television host and bestselling author, and Josie Dye, a veteran radio personality, found themselves drawn together during the pandemic when their families formed a close bubble. Through months of close conversations over wine, they uncovered a common thread: the reluctance that many women feel in sharing their deepest, most personal stories. It was this realization that sparked the creation of their podcast, where they have since been creating content dedicated to breaking down barriers and speaking candidly about topics such as sex, desire, grief, fantasy, and

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Health

Why a Plant-Based Diet Could Help You Get Better Sleep

A recent study found that eating more wholefoods could reduce your risk of sleep apnea by 19%. Here’s a statistic that might keep you up at night: An estimated 5.4 million Canadian adults have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or are at high risk of developing the condition. Troubling still, while considered a fairly common condition, it’s estimated that eight out of 10 Canadians living with sleep apnea are undiagnosed. The condition, categorized as a disorder that causes you to stop breathing while asleep, doesn’t just result in a poor night’s rest. Over time, sleep apnea can negatively affect your mood, lead to headaches, and promote disruptions in brain function, while increasing your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other conditions. There are two main types of sleep apnea: Obstructive, the most common, which causes people to experience a collapse in their upper airway that leads to recurrent

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Your Guide to Complete Seasonal Allergy Relief

While budding trees and blooming flowers are beautiful, they can also trigger seasonal symptoms, including runny nose, itching, coughing, and sneezing (oh – the sneezing!). There are over-the-counter solutions, but they may cause side effects like drowsiness, dry mouth, and fatigue – and the symptoms still come back in full force – but there is an alternative solution that addresses these issues! Treat General Allergy Symptoms PLUS Get to The Root of The Issue So, what causes hay fever? Lifestyle factors such as reduced contact with nature, compromised gut flora, environmental pollution, and high stress levels can all contribute to the root of the problem: an unbalanced, over-reactive immune system. When the immune system is out of balance, it triggers excessive histamine production as a response to pollen exposure, even when there is no real “threat” to the body. This results in extreme allergy symptoms, leaving sufferers feeling fatigued, inflamed, and

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The Role of Pillows in Alleviating Neck and Back Pain During Sleep

Sleep is a cornerstone of good health, but it can be elusive for those suffering from neck and back pain. A common remedy? The often-overlooked and humble pillow plays a pivotal role in this narrative. It holds the power to transform rest into a healing balm, aligning the delicate dance between sleep and pain, and thereby influencing our overall health and vitality. In this article, we explore sleep health through a holistic lens starting from head to toe, recognizing that the journey to pain-free slumber extends beyond mere bedding choices. Understanding Posture and Its Impact The story begins with posture—our daily dance with gravity, where every tilt and turn influences our nocturnal comfort. In the hustle of our digital age, where screens become extensions of ourselves, our posture whispers tales of the times. The tale most told? Forward Head Posture (FHP), a saga of our necks stretching towards the digital

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Fitness

101 Guide to Empowering Yourself: Alternative Sports Injury Treatments

With activities on the rise, so are sprains and strains. It’s important for today’s fitness enthusiasts to take charge of their wellness and explore potential treatment options for their sports-related injuries. Unfortunately, it’s really easy to just stick to the familiar. However, depending on the injury, various treatment options and methods are available. And, just like we introduce new activities to boost our fitness regime, so can we improve our approach to our well-being and recovery. So, instead of just having the sports medicine doctor, physiotherapist, or chiropractor provide a plan, Team Canada’s men’s soccer team’s physiotherapist Greg Bay says that “Today’s athlete is becoming more aware of their bodies and is coming to their sports practitioners with suggestions and options for consideration. So instead of being passive throughout the process, they’re actively engaging in their management plan.” The approaches may differ based on the overall treatment plans; however, as

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April 2024 Cover Story
Cover Story

Punch Your Way to Improved Mental and Physical Health

Boxing, specifically women’s boxing, has become extremely trendy, whether it be in the fitness space, amateur, or professional world. Interest in boxing gyms and classes has increased alongside the increased demand for high-intensity interval training (HIIT) classes that have gained popularity due to the efficiencies of these types of workouts. Boxing can be considered the original HIIT class because of the intensity and full body workout you get in 20 minutes or less. For those of us with busy schedules and barely enough time to complete our daily tasks, boxing can be the solution to achieving a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle without spending hours at the gym. Why Boxing? Boxing provides the ultimate workout for both your physical and mental health. And it’s an inclusive sport all women can participate in—boxing offers weight classes from the minimum weight of 105 pounds to over 200 pounds. Now, let’s get into the physical

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Elevating Halifax’s Dining Scene: The Westin Nova Scotian’s Plant-Powered Revolution!

Vegan Moussakka at Seaport Social, Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Step into a world where culinary innovation meets health-conscious indulgence at the Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Westin Nova Scotian takes Halifax dining to the next level! Led by the visionary Executive Chef Chris Chafe, the Westin Nova Scotian culinary team is not just about accommodating dietary requests; they are on a mission to elevate taste experiences for every palate, including the discerning preferences of vegans and vegetarians. It’s no wonder the team has consistently secured a spot in the top two best restaurants among all the Marriott properties in North America! The Westin Nova Scotian proudly unveils an expanded menu, a haven for those seeking not just delectable flavours but also healthier choices. Embark on a gastronomic adventure at the Seaport Social Bar and Restaurant, where gourmet options like the enticing Big Crunch Black Bean

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