Addictions & Other Concerns

Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Women

Written By: Dr. Gloria Lee, Registered Psychologist My mom’s birthday happens to fall on International Women’s Day, March 8. How befitting. When I think about her life journey, she has really paved the way for the women in my family. Mom is the eldest of 11 children. She grew up

How to Celebrate Women Through Self-Care

Written By: Dr. Nardeen Awadalla, Registered Psychologist What does celebrating women look like? If you are a woman, how do you celebrate yourself? If you are a person that cares about a woman, how do you celebrate her? International Women’s Day recognizes the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of

How Digital Literacy Can Support Women’s Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Written By: Isabel Bleim, Registered Clinical Counsellor The theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is “DigitALL: innovation and technology for gender equality.” There is no question that technology plays a crucial part in our everyday lives. And there is no doubt that a digital divide exists between the haves and

How to Beat Insomnia

Written by: Dr. Michael Mandrusiak, PsyD, Registered Psychologist An Insomnia Story Demi is a fast-paced professional who juggles work and family and still manages to stay on top of her game.  A recent and exciting career change is nothing unusual for her, but three weeks into the new gig she

5 Secrets to Achieving your New Year’s Resolution

Written By: Dr. Gloria Lee, Registered Psychologist Many of you set new year’s resolutions and have great hopes of changing and improving yourself. However, most people give up shortly after the new year has just begun. By the end of January, 55-75% fail to achieve their resolution. The number keeps

Sleep 101: Exploring the Power of Sleep

Written by: Heather Aikman, Registered Clinical Counsellor  Does sleep feel elusive at times? Do you remember the last time you woke up feeling refreshed and ready to start your day?  There is a sleep deprivation epidemic happening in our society. Research indicates that two thirds of adults in developing countries

Why Do You Lie?

Written By: Dr. Gloria Lee, Registered Psychologist Most of you may think that you are an honest person. But research shows that the average adult lies 1 to 2 times a day and is lied to 10 to 200 times a day.   The psych-illogical thing is, none of us

How is Procrastination Related to Perfectionism?

Written By: Albert Kwok, MEd, Registered Clinical Counsellor We’ve all probably had someone tell us that “you just need to work harder”, like it was supposed to motivate you to get off the couch (or devices) to do something.  I’ve been working with students of all ages for many years

Be Your Own Therapist with this Technique!

Written by: Dr. Nardeen Awadalla, PsyD, Doctoral Clinician Sometimes it can feel like life is happening to you and you’re trying to keep your head above water. In times like this, while it might look like everything is fine on the outside, you might be feeling dissatisfied or uneasy on

Take Control of Your Panic Attacks in 6 Simple Steps

Written By: Heather Aikman, MCP, Registered Clinical Counsellor Panic attacks can happen out of the blue and feel terrifying. They are a sudden and intense fear when there is no clear danger. Panic attacks can be triggered or spontaneous. Often your heart is racing, you’re struggling to breathe, you feel