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Loss of Independence in Old Age

As with most things in life, getting older comes with its good points and bad points. Speaking from a “glass is half full” point of view, getting older means having more confidence in who you are. It means enjoying retirement, traveling and getting a seat on a crowded bus or subway. But there is also another side of getting older,...[ read more ]

8 ways to take care of yourself this weekend.

This week might have been full of demanding work and family tasks leading you to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Although we would love to meet all of our expectations full of energy and motivation truthfully it can lead us on a cycle of avoiding our physical and mental health to meet the demands of everything else. You don’t have to...[ read more ]

Self-Soothing for regulating your mood, increasing self compassion, and overall emotional well being.

One way to increase self-love is through compassion. Self-compassion isn’t any different that showing compassion to others. When you are compassionate towards others what does that feel like? It may increase your awareness that someone is hurting. Once you acknowledge another persons pain you may feel warmth, caring and a need to help them alleviate their pain in some way....[ read more ]

3 practical exercises to alleviate your stress now and get you back to enjoying your life again

Does it feel like  balancing life and work is getting more challenging. You find yourself up at night worrying about tomorrow. Does it feel as though you are tense and irritable? A lot of people feel stressed due to the long hours at work and commuting. Do you find yourself getting home to just sit in front of the TV...[ read more ]

3-Minute Mindfulness Practice

Do you want to increase happiness and find joy daily? Mindfulness can do just that and it doesn’t cost anything. Mindfulness is the awareness of being in the present moment acknowledging feelings, emotions, and thoughts without judgment.  Mindfulness is an evidence-based practice that anyone can do. Practicing Mindfulness can start with just a few minutes and can be practiced throughout...[ read more ]

What is Depression?

According to the World Health Organization (2018) more than 300 million people suffer from depression. Depression is a mood disorder that affects how people, think, feel, and behave. It often disrupts sleep, eating, and daily living. Symptoms that are common in depression include: Persistent sadness, anxious mood, or Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism Irritability or anger Loss of pleasure or...[ read more ]



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