Therapy & Mental Health

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How to Find Immediate Peace & Calm

Without Doing Anything Most of us find that our mind is cluttered with busyness, work, and distractions. We’re constantly on the go, even when we’re not physically moving, our thoughts are elsewhere. I was eating at a restaurant the other day. Looking around, I could see that most people were

Dart in the center of the target. Actually hit your goal.

How to Achieve Better Mental Health in the New Year

And actually hit your goal Many of you know you should take better care of yourself. You tell yourself that this year, you will take more time to slow down, relax, and do things that are enjoyable and life-giving. You set your goals for the new year, but, most of

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How to Still Like Your Family After the Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, it’s that time of year again for family gatherings. For some of us, it’s a happy time, for others, it may be stressful and anxiety-provoking. You recall how last year Uncle Bob, in his drunk way, worriedly questioned you about still being single, or Aunt

Woman sitting alone at the end of a dock on a cloudy day. Ways to overcome loneliness.

6 Ways to Overcome Loneliness

Loneliness is a universal human experience that transcends age, gender, and cultural boundaries. It’s a silent struggle that many of us face at some point in our lives, yet it’s often misunderstood and stigmatized. Loneliness is a common phenomenon that has been on the rise in recent years. Despite the

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One Topic That Makes a Huge Impact on Our Lives

What is the one thing that we all have in common but rarely gets talked about? Our mental health. Mental health is a state of well-being that encompasses the emotional, the psychological, and the social aspects of our lives. When you are mentally healthy, you’re likely to reach your potential,

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5 Ways to Reset and Start Anew Today

September is a great time to reset and start anew. Most people wait for the new year, but the fall is just as good a time as any. As summer days get shorter and pumpkin spice lattes make their way back into coffee shops (and your stomach!), students everywhere are

Do You Normalize Mistreatment?

You might and not even know it Do you have a loved one (e.g., partner, parent, friend, family member) who does or says things to you that you don’t like, but you don’t do anything about it? Do you excuse their poor behaviour by saying things like, “Sometimes you have

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

Spark Up Your Relationship: The Secret to Long-Lasting Romance

Written By: Leah Liu, MCP, Registered Clinical Counsellor As February approaches, Valentine’s Day is on the horizon. Have you thought about what gifts you want to give and receive from your partner? Or are you planning a romantic dinner? But how long can a romantic day keep the spark alive?

Me Time For Us: How Self-Care Can Save Your Relationship

Written By: Gary Hayre, MCP, Registered Clinical Counsellor The holidays have just passed and with Valentine’s Day coming up, there’s a good chance you haven’t had much time to focus on yourself. There can be lots to do for others, so you may sometimes forget about what you need. When