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In Defense of Hobbies

As responsibilities pile up and stress builds, the first thing we tend to let go of are hobbies. We tell ourselves that we “don’t have enough time” for hobbies when there are other important tasks demanding our time and attention. 
 
It...

Embracing Lockdown – Connections through Routine

Prior to COVID-19, many of us found ourselves so busy with activities, events, and responsibilities. Having all activities and events cancelled weighs heavy on many. However, this time may be a great opportunity to reflect on how we spend our...

Demystifying Boundaries

As humans, relationships are of paramount importance to our wellbeing. But relationships are dynamic and complex and can often be difficult to navigate. There is no universal guidebook on how to have healthy relationships and many of us were not...

The Purpose in Your Pain 

 
Your pain has a purpose.
 
To resist or avoid the depths of pain is to turn away from the most authentic parts of your soul. To close the beautiful tapestry that provides a window into who you are.
 
This is because inside...

Anxiety and Stress

 
In general, anxiety, in and of itself, is natural and adaptive; it is a normal reaction to stress, and it has its place as an essential signal for our safety.  For example, it can motivate us to accomplish tasks like...

Recognizing and Coping with ‘Pandemic Fatigue’

What is ‘Pandemic Fatigue’
 
‘Pandemic fatigue’ refers to feelings of emotional and mental fatigue, and overwhelm as a result of having to abide by strict rules for extended periods of time. This can result in burnout and a decreased ability or...

Self-Compassion

Have you ever experienced one of those moments that maybe something didn’t go as you expected or maybe you completely failed? Then did you find yourself feeling regretful or even a bit of shame? It can be easy to be...

The Right Fit: Tips to Make the Most of Your Therapist Consultation

Choosing a therapist can be a daunting process.  With so many options to pick from, it is understandably overwhelming to set out to select someone that will feel like the “right fit” to support you with your personal growth and...

5 Ways to Set Better Goals for the New Year

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“New year, new me” is a phrase we commonly hear as we close out the year and look forward to the next. We often start the year with the best of intentions to create new...

The Power of Our Thoughts

 
Our thoughts are silent, but powerful. They have the ability to impact our state of mind, perspective, well-being, and ultimately the course of our lives. It is often said that thoughts lead to feelings, which lead(s) to behaviour. Therefore, it...