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Everyone feels stressed from time to time. But what is it?
What can we do when we find ourselves engaging with others in a negative way?
Find relief during times of high stress
Techniques and tools to help you understand, manage and overcome your anxiety, worry & stress.
"I used to be passionate about my volunteer work, now I couldn't care less...", "Art used to be my favorite way to relax..."
"My boss must think I'm not able to do my job, I have to quit...", "If I don't get this internship, I'll never get a job..."
Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Let it out slowly. Feel better?
Struggling with a new move? Here are some things to consider when coping.
How to manage and change your emotions effectively with meditation.
What is CBT, what can it be used for and why is it so beneficial in dealing with mental health challenges?
Job loss ranks high among stressful and traumatic events for many, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn how to manage anger during the coronavirus pandemic.
While a growing number of ads for nutritional supplements claiming to boost immune system functioning may tempt you, resist the urge.
Tips and strategies for coping with COVID
Between health concerns, financial strain and social distancing, we are all under stress with the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Some tips for managing the isolation we're facing during the COVID-19 pandemic
Disruption to routine of any kinds makes it harder to stick to healthy habits, and all the more so in the case of the coronavirus outbreak.
Who would have thought that coloured markers and a bit of paper can help manage stress?
Learn tips to manage mental health and prevent acute stress.
"I don't remember what it's like to be happy...", "Sometimes, I get really angry and irritated with the people I love..."
"I mean to get things done, but I end up just wasting time", "I keep getting caught up and work, I don't know where I'm spending my time".
"My sleep is all over the place, I have no idea how much I get." "I keep waking up earlier and earlier." "I have to keep taking naps."
Do you get the “AT’s”? These are the unreasonably negative and destructive, “automatic thoughts” everyone has from time to time.
You can stop worrying about what's wrong in your life if you start thinking about what's right!
It’s probably not hard for you to notice when a particular event is stressing you out but do you know when stress is starting to take its toll?
A mastery over stress using your mind can unleash your potential and maximize both mental and physical capacity.
Is anxiety an ongoing battle for you?
"What have I done?", "That breakup was totally my fault." -- These are the voices of guilt and shame. Let's talk about it.
In the short term, stress can be advantageous, but when activated too often or too long, your primitive fight or flight stress response not only changes your brain but also damages many of the other organs and cells throughout your body.
With awareness, motivation, desire for change, and repetitive practice, we can alter our thoughts and emotions.
Learn some tips and strategies for helping your loved ones
Do you sometimes have trouble saying "no"? Don't worry - you're not alone!
Do you feel overwhelmed by juggling your work and personal life? You're not alone.
When it comes to talking to a loved one about mental health, it can be very uncomfortable because as a society we are still living with a lot of stigmas and there isn’t enough information out there to help us know how to start such a conversation. Fortunately, there's a proven way to start that conversation.
Sleep is an integral part of recovering from a heartbreak. The most important part is to establish a regular routine that will reinforce rest and relaxation.
When feeling distressed or upset, we sometimes let our emotions and feelings determine our behaviour. In other words, we let our feelings dictate or determine our behaviour.
Check out these quick tips and start living a healthier, calmer, and happier, life immediately.
Try this breathing technique that is designed to help you relax and release tension.
Despite the fact that each of us may experience tension slightly differently, anyone can learn to release that tension.
A good technique to relax your entire body is to alternately tense and relax each of the major muscle groups in your body, as you breathe deeply and fully.
Despite the fact that each of us may experience tension slightly differently, anyone can learn to release that tension. All it takes is knowing how to relax, practicing relaxation techniques, and choosing a technique that works best for you.
Learn how to manage complicated emotions facing those on the frontline
Managing emotions is a skill that can be learned and used to confront the most challenging feelings.
Telehealth can help make mental health services easier and more convenient to access and provide.
How to incorporate mindfulness activities into your daily life.
Use this meditation to work with difficult emotions, such as fear or body sensations, such as pain.
Are you extremely afraid of being judged by others? Are you very self-conscious in everyday social situations? Do you avoid meeting new people?
February is Heart Month, so it’s a great time to reflect on self-care for your heart.
It seems like it's become harder and harder to date. How on earth do we make sense of the messy online dating scene?
"I felt like I was dying, It felt like I was having a heart attack.", "I got tunnel vision and I couldn't breathe"
"As soon as I wake up, my heart and my thoughts are racing...", "I cannot get on that plane, what if I can't control myself..."
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition caused by witnessing or experiencing actual or threatened death, serious injury or violence. Being affected by these types of events is normal; however, if the thoughts or memories of these events start to seriously affect a person long after the event, they could be experiencing PTSD.
Strategies for looking after yourself
Bring meditation into your life in a few simple steps.
Stop letting anxiety inhibit the enjoyable parts of life.
Panic attacks are quite common. Ever wonder why our bodies are reacting in such a way? Let's break it down.
Know the signs to protect yourself and others.
Know what the signs are - look out for those who need us most
The transition to motherhood can be challenging and full of unanticipated new realities. Here are the things I didn't plan for.
Everything we experience in life passes through one filter - our mind.
Never tried a massage? You may be missing out on more benefits than you realized.
Do you use the terms worry and anxiety interchangeably?
According to psychologists, be aware of the signs so that you can catch them early.
Prioritize your sleep
Anxiety is more than having sweaty palms and butterflies in your stomach.
Improve your parasympathetic tone and help your body deal with stress better.
"I would scrunch my eyes and shake my head, but it would never go away...", "My whole body could feel it, like it just happened..."
Foundational tips to better yourself during stressful times
There can be a variety of causes of stress. Read about them here.
Agoraphobia can sometimes develop if a person has a panic attack in a specific situation or environment. They begin to worry so much about having another panic attack that they feel the symptoms of a panic attack returning when they're in a similar situation or environment.
Anxiety is your body's natural response to stress. It's a feeling of fear or apprehension about what's to come.
OCD is a serious condition that causes great distress and heavily impacts daily life due to recurring obsessions and compulsions.
At the most basic level, stress is our body’s response to pressures from a situation or life event.
Do you sometimes have sudden attacks of anxiety and overwhelming fear that last for several minutes? Maybe your heart pounds, you sweat, and you feel like you can’t breathe or think. If so, you may have a type of anxiety disorder called panic disorder.
Do you constantly have disturbing uncontrollable thoughts? Do you feel the urge to repeat the same behaviors or rituals over and over? Are these thoughts and behaviors making it hard for you to do things you enjoy?
People with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) feel extremely worried or feel nervous about these and other things—even when there is little or no reason to worry about them. The good news is that GAD is treatable.
If you’re new to working from home during COVID-19, these tips will help you stay productive and healthy as you adjust to a new work life.
A successful preparation starts with a healthier and happier you. Buckle-up and ring-in the New Year with Top 5 Dietitian Approved Tips.