Stress Management/Mental Health

We are born with the desire to express ourselves and art and other forms of creative expression such as dance, writing, photography, playing an instrument, theatre arts, sculpture and painting, enable us to do just this. Self expression nourishes our souls, but did you know...

Did you know that one in five Canadians will experience a mental illness? Did you know exercise has proven benefits for our physical and mental health? Experts believe exercise enhances our mental health by releasing feel-good brain chemicals (neurotransmitters and endorphins); by reducing immune...

Do you live with discontent? Are you waiting for happiness to find you? You may be waiting a very long time! Happiness doesn't just arrive at the front door and let itself in, it's something that has to be cultivated.  In fact, science is telling...

Mindfulness and meditation are often associated with states of deep relaxation, focus, peace and insight. Though the experience is different for each participant, through regular practice, many will experience some of the following benefits: A reduction in pain Reduced feelings of anger, anxiety...

In recent years, health professionals have reawakened to a powerful therapy with healing benefits for us all. Called Nature Therapy or Ecotherapy, the prescription is simple: get outside. Spending time in nature on a regular basis can be as effective in treating depression as...

Got the winter blues? If so, you're not alone. Winter is Canada is long, cold, and often devoid of sunlight. Tempting as hibernating until spring may be, it's not the answer. Instead, try some of these science-backed strategies to boost your mood, lift your spirits,...

December is synonymous with an abundance of eating and drinking, a lack of exercise, too many late nights, and far too much stress. The key to not only making it through this busy month, but actually thriving, is being particularly mindful about one's health and...

Strong evidence you can reverse risk and improve performance through stress reduction: Everyone knows stress is not a good thing, unless you are under attack by a prehistoric animal and need the “fight or flight” response you inherited from your ancestors[1].  Most people in...