Stress Management/Mental Health

The escalation of COVID-19 is leading to natural increases in stress, worry and anxiety in many people the world over. The uncertainty associated with the virus, the disruption to our usual routines, and the need to work from home or self-isolate can have significant impacts...

We all face trauma, adversity and other stresses throughout our lives. There are ways however, that can help us adapt to life-altering situations and emerge even stronger than before. Resilience is an "inner strength" that helps us bounce back from stressful situations such as setbacks...

With the arrival of COVID-19, and as we practice social distancing and isolation measures, it's important to consider self care. You have to take care of yourself in order to properly take care of others...

Some people take social distancing in stride, but for many, it causes anxiety and often extreme loneliness. To be quite honest, I'm very familiar with the pros and cons of working this way - I've got over two decades of experience! Since the late 1990's, I've...

Research proves that exercise makes us happier and healthier. It helps prevent disease; keeps us young in mind, body and spirit; is more effective than some medications in treating anxiety and depression; and can even add years to our lives. Few Canadian adults however, are active...

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 system...

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...