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Spring Cleaning For Mental Health: Getting Your House, Mind, and Body in Shape

While the new year may trigger many people to write out a list of goals, or start working out and eating healthy, it’s the spring that really symbolizes new beginnings, life, and a growth mindset. As the snow uncovers the green grass and perennials start sprouting their heads above garden soil, many of us feel a natural motivation to clean our homes, enjoy the fresh air, and organize our lives. Fortunately, these activities also allow us to spend time on and improve our mental health and wellbeing, which is undoubtedly important in the current climate. Here are some ways that
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Managing Stress and Anxiety: Simple Activities To Help You De-Stress

If there is one constant in life, it is that stress happens. It was here before COVID-19, it may have heightened throughout the year of the pandemic, but we are sure that it will remain in some form or another once things return to normal – or to whatever normal will become. The best thing that we can do is to be mindful of the stress in our lives, if it is good, or bad and look for effective ways to relieve it and make ourselves feel a sense of calm or relaxation that we may be in dire need
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Staying Healthy This Winter

While winter health has always held a level of importance that Canadians are mindful of, with cold and flu season beginning in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic (in a Canadian winter climate), the emphasis on this has never been greater. Under normal circumstances, people often battle the winter blues, along with runny noses, coughs, sore throats, and the occasional fever throughout the colder months that this season is so known for. Now that coronavirus is at the top of all of our minds, we are either at an increased risk of these annoyances, or these once mild symptoms will
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Self Care – Maintaining Your Physical Health

Last month we discussed the importance of mental health in isolation. Now we’ll go over some tips for keeping your physical health up to par. Physical health will also help improve your mental health, so if lasts month’s tips didn’t work as well as you had hoped, try them in tandem with some of the following! Physical Health While all the gyms may be closed, and those chips or candy may look really appealing while you’re watching Netflix on your couch. But self-discipline is an important thing to hold onto, even if it’s difficult. Not to say you can’t indulge
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How we are Helping to Stop the Spread

ROYAL LEPAGE TEAM REALTY STANDS WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD TO END THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 As a devoted member and essential service in Ottawa and Surrounding Area, Royal LePage Team Realty and our agents have been working hard to end the spread of COVID-19 while remaining mindful of the changing needs and expectations of our clients. As a trailblazer in the industry, we have adopted new and innovative ways of delivering our services with care and quality. They follow all the guidelines set forth by the government and adhere to our own set of values and standards. This
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O Canada – Bring Some Canadian Style Home

Every July, Canadian’s come together to celebrate our amazing country but now that the fireworks are over, you can show your Canadian pride at home. There are many options for decor that is truly Canadian; whether it’s iconic and historic brands or patterns and imagery, there is something for everyone when it comes to Canadian style at home. Here are some examples: Hudson’s Bay Stripes The symbol of the iconic Canadian department has become very trendy in recent years and now there are a variety of items adorned with the famous stripes. The most famous is of course the blankets
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Canadianisms Around the Home

On Canada Day, we must take a moment to think about what makes us truly Canadian. Put on your thinking toque, grab a caesar, double-double, or pop, while we consider some of those truly Canadian terms that we use around the home almost every day. But fear not, there’s no need to cause a kerfuffle; all Canucks will know what you mean, eh?  Eavestrough: Did you know that most of the World refers to these as gutters? Eavestrough is a 100% Canadian term. We wonder if this applies to the term “eavestroughing” for listening in on someone’s conversation? Hydro: Referring
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Ottawa's Eco-Friendly Communities to Watch

While lots of work is being done at all levels to ensure that the City of Ottawa as a whole is as eco-friendly as possible, there are a few communities that are leading the way. Everyone can make a difference, no matter where you live, but these neighbourhoods were designed with the environment in mind. Each is different but all are making a big impact. Greystone Village Located just minutes from the downtown core in both a scenic and historic setting, Greystone Village is Ottawa’s only public LEED-ND candidate community. LEED certification is given to projects that meet strict guidelines
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Little Ways to Make a Difference

10 Tips for a More Eco-Friendly Home Being eco-friendly doesn’t need to be hard or even expensive. There are little things that we can all do around the house that can have a significant impact on the environment. It doesn’t need to happen overnight but every step counts in the journey towards preserving our planet. Here are 10 simple things that you can do around your home to make a difference: Turn the thermostat down a degree or two in the winter, and up a degree or two in the summer; your energy consumption will go down as will your
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Eco-Friendly Listing of the Future

What would an eco-friendly dream home of the future look like? Here’s what we imagine! While it is great to dream, check back next week for great ideas of things that you can do in your home to make a difference. Welcome home to the eco-friendly home of your dreams! Upon first glance, this home may not seem all that different from the rest of the neighbourhood but the green details promise to impress. This home will save you money on utilities, provide great resale opportunities as eco-friendly upgrades add value, and will leave you feeling good as you reduce
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