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Tips for Coping with Work-Related Stress

Has your career left you overwhelmed? Do you feel increasingly uninspired and depleted? Research suggests that, after continually escalating for the last few decades, work-related stress has reached epidemic levels. It seems that work-related stress is largely related to the perception of control. Studies have

2021-05-07T13:38:13+00:00May 7th, 2021|

Lifestyle Changes to Help Reduce Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Tackling a mental health concern, such as anxiety and panic attacks, can feel daunting. You may even find yourself not knowing where to begin; however, it doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Try developing these healthy habits on a daily basis to improve your emotional wellbeing.  

2021-04-16T14:12:14+00:00April 16th, 2021|

Make these changes to improve your relationship

As outlined in our previous post, Dr. John Gottman’s Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling) are communication styles that spell disaster for any relationship. Good news is that if the Horsemen are galloping through your home, you can tether them by

2021-03-26T18:11:31+00:00March 26th, 2021|
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Tips for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

There’s a close relationship between sleep and mood. You may have noticed that, following a sleepless night, you feel irritable, down, and anxious. For those with a pattern of poor sleep quality, the effects are compounded. Researchers at University of Pennsylvania have found that when

2021-02-12T02:12:48+00:00February 10th, 2021|
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Practice Gratitude to Improve your Mental Health

It’s easy to get caught up in the negative news that’s constantly circling around you. From pandemics, to unemployment, to violent crimes, there’s no shortage of events that incite feelings of anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, negative emotions are like quicksand; once you start sinking in,

2020-12-03T13:58:48+00:00November 30th, 2020|
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How to Reach Out to a Friend with Mental Health Problems

According to statistics published by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), by the age of 40, approximately half the national population will have or will have experienced mental health problems. Given this data, it’s clear that mental health concerns will affect everyone, either directly or

2020-10-19T17:42:12+00:00October 19th, 2020|

Four Essential Habits of Happy People

The quest to find the key to happiness is perhaps one of the most frequently pondered subjects, and the topic of countless self-help books. Authors, such as Shawn Achor, who wrote The Happiness Advantage, and Gretchen Rubin, writer and podcast host best known for

2020-07-06T16:46:46+00:00July 6th, 2020|

How to Cope When Life Feels Out of Control

Unpredictability – the state of something or someone being unexpectedly changeable – is a common cause of anxiety. It can feel unsettling, or even destabilizing, to perceive that an important situation is largely out of your control. Given that this is an unpredictable world,

2020-06-03T18:54:35+00:00June 3rd, 2020|

The Benefits of Mindfulness

The human mind is naturally restless, and is constantly analyzing, comparing, and questioning. On average, people have between 35 and 48 thoughts per minute. These thoughts regularly devolve into regrets about the past, anxiety related to the future, and judgements about the present. The

2020-06-03T18:26:05+00:00May 6th, 2020|
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