Articles to Support Your Health and Well-being
Research has shown that resilience can be developed and strengthened in anyone!
Practical strategies designed to keep you calm and in the moment, regardless of what life throws your way.
Choosing websites to trust is an important step in gathering reliable health information.
Simple lifestyle changes can make a world of difference to your quality of sleep.
Wondering if your anger levels are venturing into the "unhealthy" zone?
Chronic pain is a distressing experience and can be difficult to ignore and get on with “life as normal.” This article will look at the steps that you can take in your day-to-day life to manage your chronic pain.
If tossing and turning is your nemesis, try these tips!
Learn four ways to use food to thrive!
Ready to get “hands-on” and improve your wellness?
Everyone feels stressed from time to time. But what is it?
There’s nothing like a warm, sunny day to brighten our mood and give us a boost of optimism. And after the spring we’ve had, we couldn’t be more ready for it.
What can we do when we find ourselves engaging with others in a negative way?
Are you sure you have ‘found the one’ or still deciding if a relationship is good for you, at all!
According to Dietitians of Canada, 63% of Canadians have difficulty making healthy food choices when shopping.
Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone. Find out how to recognise the signs and where to get help.
Although the symptoms of ADHD begin in childhood, ADHD can continue through adolescence and adulthood.
Find relief during times of high stress
Learn about anger and how it impacts your emotional, mental, and physical health, as well as your relationships and work satisfaction.
Friends and intimate relationships bring more happiness into our lives than virtually anything else.
Can You Learn To Be Resilient?
Why Does Financial Wellness Matter? How financially healthy are you? Do you have a budget? A spending plan?
Techniques and tools to help you understand, manage and overcome your anxiety, worry & stress.
When is drinking a problem? Two drinks...three...four? More?
Drinking too much can take a serious toll on your health. Here’s how.
"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..."
Pain is your body's way of telling you that something is wrong. But pain that lasts for weeks, months, or years is not typical.
Abuse occurs when people mistreat or misuse other people, showing no concern for their integrity or innate worth as individuals, and in a manner that degrades their well-being. Abusers frequently are interested in controlling their victims. The following service providers offer services for victims of abuse across Canada,.
What do you do if you're in a romantic relationship with somebody who physically emotionally or sexually abuses you?
Nutrition isn’t always easy, but no one said it had to be complicated.
Although ASD begins in early development, it can last throughout a person’s lifetime.
Find out all you need to know about the health benefits of cycling and get tips on equipment and road safety.
If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented.
If you are not sleeping well - or long enough - at night, try the tips below to improve the quality of your sleep and to ensure you are properly rested the following day.
Bipolar disorder is much more complicated and grave than dealing with the ups and downs of normal life.
Do you know someone who is euphoric one day and completely depressed the next? That person may be suffering from bipolar disorder.
Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Let it out slowly. Feel better?
Your new baby has finally arrived, and it’s time to bring your little one home. Now the real work begins.
Handling money is a talent few of us are born with. But it is a skill that can be learned.
Struggling with a new move? Here are some things to consider when coping.
With the right attitude and the right steps, anyone can become more resilient. Learn more here.
The balancing act of caring for a family and looking after aging parents can be very stressful.
"I've had back pain for years. Last month I had to go on disability...", "I know I'm in a bad mood a lot, but it's no fun being in pain..."
Create a system, in which each of you are thinking, feeling, and behaving in predictable or understandable ways in response to the actions of each other.
How to manage and change your emotions effectively with meditation.
Every parent wants their child to be safe and happy in a childcare environment. What should you be looking for in a daycare provider?
It is common to feel sad or discouraged after a heart attack, a cancer diagnosis, or if you are trying to manage a chronic condition like pain. You may be facing new limits on what you can do and feel anxious about treatment outcomes and the future
What is CBT, what can it be used for and why is it so beneficial in dealing with mental health challenges?
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help you make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts. CBT is based on the concept of five areas being interconnected and affecting each other.
Sometimes when you’re angry you just want to let it out. Vent, vent, vent! Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Job loss ranks high among stressful and traumatic events for many, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Loss otherwise known as bereavement affects people in different ways. There's no right or wrong way to feel.
Nobody is an expert at handling all of life's challenges and difficulties. Sometimes it just seems that no matter what you try on your own, it just isn't enough.
Having a heart attack or being diagnosed with heart disease is a life-changing event. And, it can be challenging to make the necessary changes to help live a heart-healthy life.
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.
Attachment helps provide a solid base from which a baby can explore the world. It makes a baby feel safe and secure, and it helps him or her learn to trust other people.
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.
Going to a professional counsellor can be a worthwhile growing and stabilizing experience, good for times when you have specific problems, interpersonal problems, or generally feeling down. But what should you expect?
"I don't remember what it's like to be happy...", "Sometimes, I get really angry and irritated with the people I love..."
Not everyone who is depressed experiences every symptom. Some people experience only a few symptoms. Some people have many. The severity and frequency of symptoms, and how long they last, will vary depending on the individual and his or her particular illness.
Most older adults feel satisfied with their lives, despite having more illnesses or physical problems. But depression in older adults may be difficult to recognize because they may show different, less obvious symptoms.
Depression is more common among women than men, likely due to certain biological, hormonal, and social factors that are unique to women.
When a person has depression, it interferes with daily life and normal functioning. It is a real illness. It is not a sign of a person’s weakness or a character flaw. You can’t “snap out of” clinical depression.
Depression, even the most severe cases, can be treated. The earlier treatment begins, the more effective it is.
"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."
If you're more concerned with Facebook then with people right in front of you it may be time to disconnect!
After a difficult day, the idea of sitting down with a glass of wine sounds like the perfect thing to do, or is it?
Do you feel very happy and energized some days, and very sad and depressed on other days? Do these moods last for a week or more? Do your mood changes make it hard to sleep, stay focused, or go to work?
For some older adults, depression can be an unwelcome companion to ageing.
Sometimes we get so focused on the parts of our bodies that we wish we could change that we forget to recognize how amazing we are.
Do you get the “AT’s”? These are the unreasonably negative and destructive, “automatic thoughts” everyone has from time to time.
"I don't know what the big deal was, I was still fine to drive...", "I thought it wouldn't tempt me, being around it..."
Research suggests moderate-intensity, low-impact activity, such as yoga and fast walking, is just as effective as high-impact activity, such as running, in lowering the risk of heart disease.
Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice. They are biologically-influenced medical illnesses.
"We had always enjoyed family dinner, but my daughter started being very rigid about what she would eat & stopped eating with us..."
"Everything in my life felt out of control, except my eating...", "I felt empty so I ate. Then I felt guilty, so I got rid of it..."
Living life with an eating disorder can be a devastating experience and without treatment can be life-threatening.
Learn the basics of an eating disorder, typical symptoms & options available to find relief from feeding and eating disorders.
Are you familiar with the term microbiome? It’s one that encompasses the trillions of microbes, including bacteria, that live in our bodies.
This year’s National Nutrition Month theme, More than Food!, asks us to explore the why, how, and what of our food choices...
Can this fuzzy brown fruit help you sleep better?
This short video explores the challenging topic of substance use & abuse & the effective treatment options for a substance use disorder.
Putting yourself in anothers' shoes can be the most powerful way to create connections and resolve conflict. Learn more about the power of empathy.
Staying connected has its risks. Posting or sending sexual photos, images, messages, or videos—“sexting”—can lead to trouble that can last for years after the message or image is sent or posted.
Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older.
The best way to deal with back pain is to stay active and continue doing regular exercise.
You can stop worrying about what's wrong in your life if you start thinking about what's right!
No amount of alcohol is safe for pregnant women to drink. Alcohol can disrupt fetal development at any stage during a pregnancy – including at the earliest stages and before a woman knows she is pregnant.
When we retire from work, we can lose some of the defining roles that work plays and so it is important to replace these roles.
Depression is a painful experience but one that does not have to continue. Read about the best scientifically-proven methods to relieve depression in this article.
It can be difficult to go from seeing someone everyday to only seeing their status updates on Facebook.
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?
It seems pretty easy to understand that positivity leads to a happier outlook and probably a better life. Yet, people still struggle with incorporating positivity and optimistic practices into their day. Where do you start?
Four simple steps to understand how good nutrition can improve your well-being.
A mastery over stress using your mind can unleash your potential and maximize both mental and physical capacity.
What’s a strong friendship made of? The recipe for a strong friendship is quite simple.
Discovery the science behind procrastination and eight science-based techniques to help you get things done.
Is anxiety an ongoing battle for you?
Everyone feels better after a good night’s sleep
Follow these 5 financial fitness tips and be the best you possible.
A Guide To Counselling and Other Forms of Mental Health and Well-Being Support
Gratitude allows us to celebrate the present. It magnifies positive emotions.
While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain of loss.
"What have I done?", "That breakup was totally my fault." -- These are the voices of guilt and shame. Let's talk about it.
Witnessing a traumatic event that threatens life or physical security of a loved one can also be traumatic. This is particularly important for young children as their sense of safety depends on the perceived safety of their attachment figures.
Alcohol-related problems — which result from drinking too much, too fast, or too often — are among the most significant public health issues.
Do you feel held back in life because you’re not being assertive?
Each year, children experience violence and disaster and face other traumas.
In this article we present ideas about how you can help your child develop skills and personal qualities that are linked to learning to be self-confident.
Every parent has their own idea about what it means to have a child who turns out “well.”
In this article we present ideas about how you can use this relationship to help your child develop skills and personal qualities that are linked to learning to make good decisions.
In this article we present ideas about how you can use this relationship to help your child develop skills and personal qualities that are linked to learning to be accountable and take responsibility.
It sounds simple. But Canada is considered one of the most overweight countries, with 25.8 per cent of the population aged 15 and over considered obese. Our lifestyles see many of us eating more calories than we need and not doing enough physical activity.
Why our thoughts are powerful enough to impact the way our brains are wired.
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.
Borderline personality disorder has historically been viewed as difficult to treat. But with newer, evidence-based treatment, many people with borderline personality disorder experience fewer and less severe symptoms, improved functioning, and an improved quality of life.
With awareness, motivation, desire for change, and repetitive practice, we can alter our thoughts and emotions.
To determine how serious your debt is you need to determine how much of your monthly net income (income after taxes, actual take-home pay) is going toward paying your debt.
Just as you need to add oil and gas to your car and run the engine every now and then, you have physical, mental, and social maintenance needs. You can only ignore these needs for so long before wear and tear start to show.
Have you heard the adage “Love means never having to say you’re sorry”? Turns out, that’s not such a great idea.
Here are some tips to minimize procrastinating based on the understanding that it is impacted by our thoughts and feelings.
Everyone has a bad habit they can’t shake. Finger biting, saying the word “like” in every sentence. Or can you?
It's easy to disconnect when you're on holiday but how can you manage our technology in day-to-day life so you’re not a slave to your phone and other devices? In this article, we’ve put together a list of easy, quick and effective steps to digital detoxing in moderation...and it doesn’t have to hurt much at all.
Sometimes we get into relationships that drain energy from us. How do we get out?
Learn some tips and strategies for helping your loved ones
Here are some self-care activities that may help to relieve symptoms of depression, prevent depression from recurring, and/or help other treatments work most effectively.
The end of a relationship can cause physical, emotional, and mental distress. Here's how you can work through your pain in order to move forward.
Whenever a child communicates something to his parent, he does so because he has a need. Something is going on inside of him. He wants something. He feels discomfort. He is upset.
Do you sometimes have trouble saying "no"? Don't worry - you're not alone!
Fifty-one sheep 52 sheep 53 sheep...Still awake? Getting quality sleep is easier said than done.
Are you thinking of starting therapy? Here are some question to ask yourself and what to expect.
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.
Caring for a loved one can be an incredibly stressful experience. These recommendations can help you adjust and sustain your role as a caregiver.
Sometimes a relationship can feel like a road trip and things can get a little bumpy if your partner has a mental illness.
If you’re concerned that someone you manage may be suicidal, start by having a conversation. You might feel unsure about what to say, but the main thing is to be calm and non-judgmental. You don’t need to solve their problems or understand ‘why’ – just listen and encourage them to seek support or check in with their health professional.
Whether you like it or not, your immediate environment affects you. Becoming aware of how you interact with it can empower you to make positive adjustments and improve your mental health.
Do you drink too much? Watch out for these signs
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.
Mindfully focusing on wellness in our lives builds resilience and enables us to thrive amidst life’s challenges.
Anger problems have less to do with what happens to you than how you interpret and think about what happened.
Even under the best of circumstances, it can be hard to tell the difference between challenging behaviors and emotions that are consistent with typical child development and those that are cause for concern
Using your phone in bed? Studies reveal that this is perfectly fine if don't mind a poor sleep, insomnia, or fatigue!
Did you make New Year’s resolutions that are already forgotten? Avoid the emotional rollercoaster by setting yourself up for success.
Nobody is an expert at handling all of life’s challenges and difficulties. At some time in our lives, each of us may feel overwhelmed and may need help dealing with our problems.
Insomnia means you regularly have problems sleeping. It usually gets better by changing your sleeping habits.
The New Year is freshly upon us, and as we bid good riddance to the year 2020, we look ahead to how we want to shape our lives in 2021.
Your retirement years can be some of your most rewarding...if you plan!
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.
There are a number of different credit options available to you if you need a credit card. Use this checklist to find the best credit card for you, or to evaluate any card(s) you may already have.
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.
Try these three stpes to solve problems that can contribute to anger in a useful, constructive way.
"I'm exhausted every morning when I wake up...", "After my car accident, I struggled for a while and couldn't fall asleep..."
Men and women both experience depression but their symptoms can be very different. Because men who are depressed may appear to be angry or aggressive instead of sad, their families, friends, and even their doctors may not always recognize the anger or aggression as depression symptoms.
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?
Growing up, I wished for a father that would tell me how proud he was of my accomplishments but that wasn’t the case.
When a headache strikes you can do more than just crawl into bed and wait for it to go away
February is Heart Month, so it’s a great time to reflect on self-care for your heart.
If you think that you or a loved one may have depression, it is important to seek treatment. A person with depression cannot simply “snap out of it”—it is a medical condition that affects your quality of life. The good news is that, in most cases, depression is treatable in older adults.
As you get older, you may go through a lot of changes—death of loved ones, retirement, stressful life events, or medical problems. It’s normal to feel uneasy, stressed, or sad about these changes. But after adjusting, many older adults feel well again. Depression is different.
It seems like it's become harder and harder to date. How on earth do we make sense of the messy online dating scene?
Even if you are not a natural-born optimist, there are things you can do to develop your positive thinking skills and reap some of the benefits of positive thinking.
"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..."
In the past few decades, retirement has taken quite a turn...occurring later and calling for more financial planning and preparation than in years past. Start planning now!
In the years preceding retirement, most people seek expert advice to help with financial planning. This planning helps ensure that we can support our financial needs when we no longer have a stream of steady employment income.
With postpartum depression, feelings of sadness and anxiety can be extreme and might interfere with a woman’s ability to care for herself or her family.
"I didn't even want to go to sleep, the nightmares were so bad...", "I felt like I was right back there, that horrible day..."
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.
Preparing for your transition to fatherhood is key to bringing you and your family closer together. Are you prepared?
It is never too early to start planning for healthy and active retirement years.
Caregiving is a loving but also draining experience. Are you prepared for this new role?
Problem drinking that becomes severe is given the medical diagnosis of “alcohol use disorder” or AUD. AUD is a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a negative emotional state when not using.
Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more rewarding and fulfilling life. It is a choice to assume responsibility for the quality of your life, continually stretch your boundaries, and make your life, and the lives of those you touch, truly exceptional.
Managing your time is more than just doing more with less time
When you first stop smoking, your body and your mind take time to adjust. Consequently, cravings and other withdrawal symptoms can occur, usually peaking in the first few days after you quit and lasting for a few weeks beyond that. Here’s what you can expect—and what you can do.
Changing your psychological addiction to smoking is as important as changing your physical addiction. Changing your thinking is a key to success.
There are many products that can help reduce your craving for nicotine and increase your chances of successfully quitting smoking. These products use various forms of nicotine delivery to replace the nicotine you obtain from smoking.
Maybe you aren’t ready to quit smoking altogether, but have you tried to cut back a bit? Try cutting back a bit. Small steps can lead to big changes.
The more specific your reasons to quit smoking, and the stronger your commitment, the more likely you will be to succeed.
If you’ve been a life-long smoker, you might wonder if quitting is even worth it. Maybe the fear of nicotine withdrawal or the cravings prevent you from the whole idea of quitting, or maybe you have tried to quit before.
When you know the specific triggers for your smoking you can create a plan to deal with these triggers.
Weighing the costs and benefits of smoking may help you decide whether or not to quit, and whether or not this is the time to try.
Even couples who have a happy marriage can experience bumps on the road to retirement bliss.
Strategies for looking after yourself
When you live with depression it can be easy to neglect basic care for yourself but it doesn't have to be!
Are you approaching retirement with goals or assuming you'll figure that out when you get there?
We’ve all experienced sadness but usually our sadness fades over time and gets better. But what happens when the sadness lingers?
Bring meditation into your life in a few simple steps.
Are you trying to get more out of your day by getting by on 4 or 5 hours of sleep each night? Or are you like one out of every three people who suffers from insomnia or other sleep problems?
Good sleep is important for your child's physical and mental well-being but if they aren't sleeping well, what do you do?
Stop letting anxiety inhibit the enjoyable parts of life.
Developing social wellness involves creating a capacity for intimacy, learning good communication skills, moving beyond a personal outlook to a more global worldview, cultivating a network of caring friends and family members, and contributing to your community, country, and world.
Spiritual wellness includes the development of a deep appreciation for the depth and expanse of life and natural forces that exist in the universe. This includes learning how to experience love, joy, peace and fulfillment and knowing how to help yourself and others achieve their full potential.
Do you have a negative cash flow? Trying to cut back on expenditures to save more money and work towards your financial goals?
When you invest time and energy into being active in these domains, you increase the likelihood that you’ll remain healthy and able to pursue whatever your retirement goals and dreams are.
Keeping our bodies and our brains active in retirement could save years of ill health
Staying socially active when you retire can be a challenge. You may have had a strong support network through your workplace, but what happens when you no longer see coworkers on a daily basis?
Although relationships have their 'heavenly moments' they require work to keep those heavenly moments alive and continuing.
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.
Most of us have been touched by suicide in some way. Some of us have lost a loved one to suicide or know someone who has.
Know what the signs are - look out for those who need us most
Suicide is a sensitive and difficult topic to raise with a teen, but the potential cost of not talking about it is too high a risk to ignore.
Getting teenagers to talk openly about what's bothering them can be hard. Follow these tips to help get them talking to you about their worries.
The life-long benefits of teaching your children good money habits make it well worth the effort. Teach children the basics of earning, spending, and saving when they are young (e.g. age 5).
According to Dr. Gary Chapman, there are five different ways we can express love to a partner. These are called the love languages.
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.
Becoming aware of the forms that abuse can take helps you to be better prepared to recognize such behavior as abusive. Once you are able to label abuse, you can begin to take steps necessary to stop it from happening or repeating.
Every person is unique and responds to each type of counseling differently, so it is important to consider the right counseling style that fits your needs, your personality, and your comfort level.
Our inner-voice spills into all aspects of our lives. Learn how to cultivate a voice of self-compassion...
The federal government has dramatically overhauled its iconic Canada’s Food Guide, introducing this week a new, simplified approach that encourages plant-based eating and reduces the emphasis on meat and dairy.
Every child should feel special and appreciated. Here are some thoughts from childcare experts that will put you on the right track as your child grows.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be as effective as medication in treating some mental health problems, but it may not be successful or suitable for everyone.
In this short video we explore Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), how it works and if it might be right for you.
Never tried a massage? You may be missing out on more benefits than you realized.
The process of retirement has six stages stages that most people transition through when they leave the workplace on a permanent basis. These stages do not necessarily apply to everyone but they do provide a model for predicting what you might encounter in the future.
Do you use the terms worry and anxiety interchangeably?
Be aware of your anger warning signs and triggers.
How resilience can impact your overall health & well-being.
The mere act of being near nature has a positive effect on your mental and physical well-being.
To keep your relationships strong, you have to put in some effort. Consider how these ideas might apply to you.
According to psychologists, be aware of the signs so that you can catch them early.
Are you doing all you can to start your day successfully? These three tips can help!
Prioritize your sleep
Brighten your day with these best eight spirit-lifters.
Anxiety is more than having sweaty palms and butterflies in your stomach.
Planning ahead for a relapse may help to reduce the severity of a future depression and make recovery that much faster
Improve your parasympathetic tone and help your body deal with stress better.
There are several types of depressive disorders. In this article, we explore each of these.
"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..."
To help you stay financially healthy you need to understand credit.
How great will it be when you quit smoking? Can you visualize what it will be like?
Vocational wellness encourages development of personal leadership, continuous learning, a strong work ethic, questioning why you work and the contribution you make to others and society.
Four ways giving back can improve your own well-being.
Walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.
Is it better to receive medical results immediately or to wait for a clearer picture of the condition and interpretations from a healthcare professional?
Foundational tips to better yourself during stressful times
Staying within a positive cash flow these days can be challenging.
There can be a variety of causes of stress. Read about them here.
Talking openly and freely in a supportive, relaxed, confidential environment makes the counselling experience a safe one.
Resilience is a person’s capacity to respond to pressure and the demands of daily life.
If you’ve been a long-term smoker, you may think “the damage is already done. So why bother quitting now?”. Wrong!
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.
Living life with an eating disorder can be a devastating experience and without treatment can be life-threatening.
Anxiety is your body's natural response to stress. It's a feeling of fear or apprehension about what's to come.
Borderline personality disorder is an illness marked by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior. Recognizable symptoms typically show up during adolescence or early adulthood, but early symptoms of the illness can occur during childhood.
Depression is more than a low mood. It can affect a person’s thinking, relationships, ability to carry out family and work responsibilities, and health.
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 simmer and fume for days, nursing a deeply offended spirit whenever someone slights you? If so, you may be doing more than venting your frustration. You may be alienating those around you.
Ultimately, wellness is a hands-on, get-down-to-business approach to being the best you can possibly be.
It’s more than saying “I love you” and celebrating an anniversary together.
Why do we get angry over the smallest things and blow up out of proportion with what is happening?
Looking for a counsellor? First and foremost remember this: one size does not fit all.
Not sure what's causing your fatigue? Here are some common energy zappers that may be to blame – and tips on how to overcome them.
There seems to be a trend these days that parents should be their children’s friends but this isn't necessarily in your child's best interest.
Heart and Stroke Foundation (Canada) shares easy ways you can increase your dose to build more heart-healthy activity into your day.
Most psychotherapy takes place with a licensed and trained mental health care professional and a patient meeting one on one or with other patients in a group setting. How do you choose from your options?
Being able to predict what situations provoke your anger is a tremendous aid in helping you keep your temper under control.
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.
If you’re struggling with financial avoidance or financial denial, it's important for your future to take action to get your money matters back on track.
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.
Tips to help you and your baby get a good night’s sleep.
Feeling exhausted is so common that it has its own acronym, TATT, which stands for "tired all the time". But tiredness or exhaustion that goes on for a long time is not normal. It can affect your ability to get on and enjoy your life.
Trouble getting up on school days, dozing off in class, marathon lie-ins at weekends... It may feel like your teenager is sleeping their life away.
Abuse occurs when people mistreat or misuse other people, showing no concern for their integrity or innate worth as individuals, and in a manner that degrades their well-being. So why do the victims of abuse stay?
Many effects of a lack of sleep, such as feeling grumpy and not working at your best, are well known. But did you know that sleep deprivation can also have profound consequences on your physical health?
Staying properly hydrated is easy, but like anything requires conscious practice before it becomes a good habit.
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.