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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Healing from Bullying

By |2022-10-20T18:44:01+02:00October 20th, 2022|Categories: Everyday tips, Kids, Mental Health, Personal development, Wellness|

What is bullying? Bullying doesn’t have a legal definition.  One common way of defining bullying is as repeated behaviour intended to hurt someone emotionally or physically. The acronym STOP (several times on purpose) is sometimes used to determine what counts as bullying. Bullying tends to involve the misuse of power, where power doesn’t [...]

Understanding the Mind-Body Connection

By |2022-09-02T13:10:16+02:00August 29th, 2022|Categories: Everyday tips, Mental Health, Personal development, Wellness|

Have you ever experienced emotions combined with physical symptoms?  You may be experiencing what is known as mind-body connection!  In this article, we are going to explore what exactly mind-body connection is, ways to get in tune with our mind-body connection, and strategies to improve the connection! What is the Mind Body Connection? Mind-body [...]

The Psychology Behind Affirmations

By |2022-09-02T13:19:38+02:00August 7th, 2022|Categories: Adults, CBT, Everyday tips, Mental Health, Personal development, Wellness|

Have you ever heard of or tried the practice of affirmations?  Affirmations, or to affirm oneself through positive statements, is becoming an increasingly popular action in people’s self-care routines.  In addition, affirmations can help counter negative emotional experiences, such as self-doubt and anxiety. But why are affirmations so popular?  For some, on a surface [...]

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