#58 Rent Control, Surviving the Holidays With Systems Not Willpower, Lifestyle Hints for Improving Mood and Diabetes and the Risk to Eye Health

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 15 and 16 2018 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss rent control with Mitchell Abrahams, maintaining your health over the holidays with systems not willpower with Kathleen Trotter, lifestyle hints for improving your mood with Dr. Emily Lipinski and Diabetes and the Risk to your Eye Health with Dr. Varun Chaudhary and Anida Westlake.

We specifically discuss:

Rent Control

  • What is Rent Control?
  • Recent Liberal changes to rent controls in Ontario
  • Institutional investing in the rent control environment
  • The cost of building and maintaining an apartment
  • subsidies to build or rent affordable housing
  • changing land use to allow for affordable housing – loosening zoning regulation
  • condominiums vs. purpose built rental buildings
  • vacancy decontrol
  • How will continued growth impact the rental market?
  • The benefits of a new/modern rental unit
  • Freeing up rental supply
  • Income growth

Maintaining Your Health Over The Holidays

  • Positive habits over the holidays
  • Mindfully indulge in what you love
  • Set up systems for your future self
  • Look at menus ahead of time
  • Bring your food to a party
  • Avoid mindless eating
  • “The Mustard Rule”
  • Planning your indulgence

Lifestyle Hints for Improving Your Mood

  • What makes us sad?
  • Commit to making a change to your mood
  • Antidepressants
  • Exercise
  • Diet
  • Supplements
  • Cannabis
  • Mindfulness and meditation

Diabetes and the Risk to Eye Health

  • What is the risk to vision for diabetics?
  • diabetic retinopathy (“DR”)
  • the retina and vision loss
  • collateral symptoms
  • treatments for DR
  • Can an eye exam act as a diagnosis of diabetes?
  • Are diabetic eye checks routine?
  • What’s it like to be diagnosed with DR?

Links:

For more information about show sponsor The Benvenuto Group go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To learn more about The Canadian Ophthalmological Society go here.

 

#18: The Lack of New Residential Rental Stock in Toronto, Why It Can Sometimes Be Hard to Say “No” and How To Get Your Mojo Back

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 10, 2018 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss the lack of residential rental stock in Toronto with Mitchell Abrahams, Why It’s Sometimes Hard to say “No” with Tonic Sex Expert, Carlyle Jansen and How to Get Your Mojo Back with Tonic’s Coach Rod MacDonald.

We specifically discuss:

The Lack of New Residential Rental Stock in Toronto:

  • why is there a lack of new residential rental buildings in Toronto?
  • rent control and lack of investment
  • vacancy decontrol
  • condominiums and return on investment
  • the risk of having condominiums as a significant portion of the rental market
  • current government policy and constraining supply
  • affordable vs. market housing

 Why It Can Sometimes Be Hard To Say “No”:

  • Aziz Ansari and Grace
  • is sexual aggression a common experience?
  • socialization role playing
  • expectation among partners
  • the timing and context of the situation
  • communication and self esteem
  • shame and regret
  • How do we avoid situations?
  • abstinence and forethought

How to Get Your Mojo Back:

  • Bucket Lists and Goals
  • Perspective and Experience
  • Exercise
  • Eating Well
  • Spending Time with Good People

Links:

For more information about The Benvenuto Group go here. 

For Carlyle’s article about why it’s sometimes hard to say “no” in Tonic Magazine go here.

For Rod’s article on getting your mojo back in Tonic Magazine go here.

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