Two’s Company, Three’s A…

Two’s Company, Three’s A… Understanding Non-Monogamy and Polyamory By Carlyle Jansen    Most of us were presented with one model of relationship of committing to only one partner. Any deviation has been considered cheating. Monogamy works quite well for many folks. However, this relationship style is not the best choice for everyone. Fortunately, an increase in discourse and resources about…

Welcome (Back)!

We Get Letters! Like it or not, each issue, Tonic Publisher Jamie Bussin gives his thoughts on health and wellness. Welcome (Back)!   Hello. If you’re reading this column for the first time; welcome, I’m Jamie and I’m the publisher and editor in chief of this magazine. And you’ve probably received your copy of this issue of Tonic Magazine with your subscription to the Globe and Mail. You may…

What’s Possible In Limbo

What’s Possible In Limbo   Covid: In the words of the great neo-psychedelic band Tame Impala; “it feels like we only go backwards, baby”. Three steps forward over the Summer, and now two steps back this Fall. It seems that we’re in stasis for an unspecified duration, most of us unable to do much more than live day to day. I say “seems” because that isn’t true at all. I think now is the…

Onward!

We Get Letters! Like it or not, each issue, Tonic Publisher Jamie Bussin gives his thoughts on health and wellness. Onward!   Let’s get this out of the way. I’m tired of talking about Covid-19. I know. I know. There’s no real way around it. It creeps into every conversation, every consideration. It is the layer of schmutz that permeates every aspect of our lives right now. We know this. We…

Coping with Loneliness

Coping with Loneliness How to Find Those Crucial Connections   Humans are social creatures. Even the most introverted among us are wired for some connection. An evolutionary perspective suggests that it is our social groups that have ensured our survival as a species. Some suggest that loneliness is a signal to connect, just like hunger indicates that we need to eat. Our minds push us…