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Maintaining New Year’s Resolutions 101

By |2023-02-02T16:42:47+02:00February 2nd, 2023|Categories: Adults, CBT, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Personal development, Stress, Wellness|

New Year's Resolutions 101 Promises of a fresh start come with every New Year that passes. It’s this sense of being able to turn over a new leaf that leads to many people to make New Year resolutions, where they resolve to change something for the year ahead. Common New Year resolutions include weight [...]

A Holiday Season Guide for the Socially Anxious

By |2022-12-30T18:24:31+02:00December 30th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Alternative Therapy, Anxiety, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Panic attack, Personal development, Social Anxiety, Stress, Treatment, Wellness|

What is Social Anxiety? Social anxiety is more than nervousness around people. Most people feel a bit anxious in some social situations, such as at a job interview or on a first date. However, social anxiety is a diagnosable condition.  It is characterised by someone feeling an overwhelming fear of social situations or interacting [...]

Try These 3 Practices to Reduce Holiday Stress

By |2022-12-30T18:21:06+02:00December 30th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Everyday tips, Mental Health, Social Anxiety, Stress, Wellness|

The holidays can be a stressful time for many.  Whether that is from planning, coordinating care when establishments are closed, or feeling more isolated, know that your feelings are valid.  Feeling stressed can be an uncomfortable feeling, and can come with different symptoms, depending on the person.  In psychology, polyvagal theory can explain some [...]

Positive Strategies for Dealing with Family Drama During the Holiday Season

By |2022-12-19T22:29:39+02:00December 19th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Alternative Therapy, Anxiety, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Kids, Mental Health, Parenting, Relationships, Social Anxiety, Stress, Wellness|

Dealing with Family Drama During the Holidays The holiday season often conjures up images of fun, good food, parties, gifts and quality time with people we’re close to. Maybe we think about sitting around a log fire sharing good conversations, jokes and anecdotes with those we love. But what happens if our family is [...]

The Benefits of Gratitude for Mental Health

By |2022-12-13T18:55:23+02:00December 13th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Personal development, Wellness|

What is Gratitude? Gratitude is generally taken to mean being thankful, appreciative and showing kindness. It’s a positive, warm and generous emotion that has both mental and physical health benefits. Practising gratitude can mean different things to different people so there’s no singular way to be grateful.  However, a gratitude [...]

Reduce your Stress with these Simple Decluttering Tips

By |2022-12-08T19:34:32+02:00December 8th, 2022|Categories: Anxiety, CBT, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Personal development, Stress, Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

Written by . Reduce Stress by Decluttering Have you ever gone through your things--clothes, accessories, knick-knacks, and decided it was time to part with these items? It may have been due to certain clothes not fitting anymore, or that you have outgrown your attachment to decorations or objects. At times, you may come across something [...]

Spotting Codependency in Romantic Relationships

By |2022-11-22T04:11:13+02:00November 22nd, 2022|Categories: Adults, Alternative Therapy, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Mental Health, Personal development, Relationships, Treatment|

What is a Codependent Relationship? Healthy relationships are usually fairly equal and are characterized by give and take from both partners.  It's normal to want to make reasonable changes to make our partner happy. However, in a codependent relationship, one person gives too much whilst the other person takes too much.  This behaviour makes [...]

Emotional Regulation Tips For ADHD

By |2022-11-07T17:04:08+02:00November 7th, 2022|Categories: ADHD, Adults, CBT, Mental Health|

ADHD and Emotional Regulation ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) is often thought of as being about having a short attention span and lack of focus. However, another element of ADHD is problems with emotional regulation or the ability to control one’s emotions. Anger and anxiety are common emotions that people with ADHD find it difficult [...]

Tips for National Coming Out Day

By |2022-11-09T18:30:16+02:00October 31st, 2022|Categories: Adults, Everyday tips, Mental Health, Personal development, Relationships|

Written by . National Coming Out Day On October 11th, 1988, the very first National Coming Out Day was observed. This date was chosen as it was the one-year anniversary of the march on Washington, D.C., for Lesbian and Gay Rights Written by Human Rights Campaign . This Nationally recognized day aims to raise awareness [...]

Tips for Breaking the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

By |2022-10-27T20:48:55+02:00October 27th, 2022|Categories: Everyday tips, Mental Health, Personal development, Wellness|

Stigma Surrounding Mental Health Over half of individuals with mental illness do not receive help for their disorders. Due to the stigma surrounding mental illness, many people avoid seeking treatment out of fear of discrimination or judgment. Researchers have identified three different types of stigmas: public, self, and institutional. Public [...]

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