By: Mary McGregor | May 10, 2018

Women today are experiencing more freedom than women did in the past. Better living conditions, easier access to necessities and education, and increased mobility have allowed women to achieve their goals more easily. But despite these recent advances in women’s rights and in society, women still face a lot of pressure. The most common pressures that women face include raising a young family, work, and physical well-being/appearance. Everyday stresses/pressures like these can be all-encompassing, but not impossible to master. Ability to recognize and reconcile stress contributes to overall wellness.

For women, raising children and managing household tasks can be taxing. Many women go to work and do house tasks, so at the end of a work d...

By: Mary McGregor | April 24, 2018

Infertility is a problem that affects both men and women. It is defined as inability of a couple to conceive a pregnancy after regular unprotected sexual intercourse for at least 12 months. A recent study shows that today 11.5% to 15.7% of Canadian couples deal with infertility issues. Among couples with a female partner aged 40 to 44 years old, the infertility rate is 14.3% to 20.7%. Almost 30 years ago, in 1984, that number was only 4.6% [1].

Female infertility is commonly caused by problems with ovulation, particularly when a woman has polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). Less common causes of female infertility include blocked fallopian tubes, problems with the uterus, and non-cancerous uterine f...

By: Mary McGregor | April 18, 2018

Women’s bodies go through a lot during pregnancy. The challenges of pregnancy are varied and diverse, with some being more difficult than others. It effects all aspects of women's well being – physiology, mental and emotional states, and spirituality. Pregnancy can be an amazing and beautiful experience with many positive aspects too, but it’s important that expectant mothers know about the possible challenges and have an understanding of self-help tools and complementary therapies that can help ease the difficulties, uncertainty, fears and anxiety. Reiki is one of these therapies.

Reiki’s ability to work with all the different dimensions of one’s being make it a particularly beneficial treatment for pregnant women.”

Some of the mos...