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The Art of Wellness - Ep. 28 Music Therapy with Fleur Hughes
Tony talks with Fleur Hughes, who became a music therapist as a result of her experiences in Afghanistan while serving in the British Army. Fleur Hughes discusses how music therapy works and how it can be used in treating conditions as different as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dementia, and Parkinson’s.
Fleur can be contacted at http://www.nextstepltd.ca/staff.html
The Art of Wellness - Ep. 27 Finding Your Fit
It’s the New Year and though many of us have resolved to become fitter, resolutions can prove so hard to keep. Tony’s guest is trainer Kathleen Trotter, author of Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer’s Guide to a Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit. Kathleen and Tony talk about the pitfalls and perils on embarking on a new exercise regime and how to successfully achieve and maintain your fitness goals not just for the first three weeks of January but all year long. For more on Kathleen, go to http://www.kathleentrotter.com
The Art of Wellness - Ep. 26 Healthy Aging in a Car Dependent City
There’s a tsunami of old people about to wash over us. By 2041, 1 in 4 Canadians will be over the age of 65 and 1.3 million will be over the age of 85. Senior Associate with the Canadian Urban Institute, renowned planner and writer Glenn Miller talks about how we need to redesign our cities to keep aging Canadians active.
The Art of Wellness - Ep 25 Street Art Moves People
Getting people out of their cars and walking is one of the easiest ways to improve their health and yet many streets are unsafe or ugly places to be. Lilie Zendel, Director of StreetARToronto, talks to Tony about how the simple act of commissioning murals has created big changes to the way people move about the city and how the presence of street art has improved the overall physical and social health of Toronto’s citizens.
More information on StreetARToronto can be found at www.toronto.ca/streetart
The Art of Wellness Ep. 24 - Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces
Earlier this year, CivicAction Toronto committed to a four year action plan to improve mental health in the workplace. CEO Sevaun Palvetzian joins Tony to discuss this ambitious new initiative which seeks to address a problem which has already affected 1 in 2 workers in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Region and could result in almost $17 billion in lost productivity over the next 10 years if not addressed.
The Art of Wellness - Ep 23 The Successful Job Transition
Only one third of Canadians stay in a job for over four years. And transitioning to the next job can be very stressful – especially if leaving hasn’t been your choice. Career coach Trevor Cape joins Tony to discuss the surprising opportunities that sudden job loss can present, the pitfalls to avoid, and successful strategies for nailing the job interview.
Contact Trevor at: Trevor.Cape@gmail.com