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Opinion: The baffling case of metabolically healthy obese people: Are they protected from chronic diseases?

Opinion: The baffling case of metabolically healthy obese people: Are they protected from chronic diseases?

Some obese people lack the classic metabolic risk factors of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar linked with obesity. But are they still at risk for heart disease and diabetes?
Ask Ellie: Watch for red flags in an intense new romance

Ask Ellie: Watch for red flags in an intense new romance

For all singles hoping to have future relationships, there’s the ongoing need to weigh the kind of behaviour someone’s exhibiting against what feels normal and comfortable for you
Ask Ellie: New romance at 76 lifted widower out of despair

Ask Ellie: New romance at 76 lifted widower out of despair

Even though, the relationship didn't last, he knows now that it’s possible to renew some sociability with old friends and possibly find new ones
Squamish Flybrary reeling folks in

Squamish Flybrary reeling folks in

Local sets up free give-take exchange for fishing flies, plans for more in the works.
Ask Ellie: Resolving marital difficulties requires an open mind

Ask Ellie: Resolving marital difficulties requires an open mind

Marriage and parenthood require a broader view of everyone’s needs within the immediate family
Hey, Colleague: What if your parents don't support your career change?

Hey, Colleague: What if your parents don't support your career change?

Hey, Colleague: Practical advice on careers and maintaining a work-life balance.
Ask Ellie: Protect yourself from relative who flouts COVID restrictions

Ask Ellie: Protect yourself from relative who flouts COVID restrictions

Also, try to understand what’s driving this behaviour. He's possibly also scared/uncertain about COVID and angry about feeling that way, so taking a defiant stand
Ask Ellie: Alcoholism touches people from all social strata

Ask Ellie: Alcoholism touches people from all social strata

Al-Anon is an importance resource for family/friends of alcoholics who need their own supports
Ask Ellie: Haunted by memories of ex? Time to look inward

Ask Ellie: Haunted by memories of ex? Time to look inward

An experienced therapist can help you reflect on your past relationship and what each of you contributed to the good times and bad times
Ask Ellie: To help widowed dad, sons must address their own loss

Ask Ellie: To help widowed dad, sons must address their own loss

You’ve admirably focused on your father’s unbearable sorrow, but you two sons also need to address your own grief