Everything is Connected: Men’s Mental Health & Nutrition

  Everything is Connected: Men's Mental Health & Nutrition  Many men are not aware that there is a connection between their physical health and their mental health.  What is the link between the two?  A man’s chronic physical condition and his mental state impact his life significantly.  A man’s entire quality of life is influenced [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:41:14-07:00 January 17th, 2015|Men's Issues, Self-Care Strategies, Self-Esteem|Comments Off on Everything is Connected: Men’s Mental Health & Nutrition

The Overly Involved Mother/Son Relationship

When a father is physically or emotionally absent, the parents frequently can't form a healthy bond with each other, much less with their children. Frequently, the mother may attempt to bond with the oldest son to satisfy her unmet emotional needs. Subsequently, the son's self-esteem becomes defined by his mother. Fortunately, individual therapy and counseling [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:41:20-07:00 January 14th, 2015|Assertive Communicaiton, Relationships, Self-Care Strategies, Self-Esteem|Comments Off on The Overly Involved Mother/Son Relationship

Feeling Depressed at the Beginning of a New Year?

While the start of a new year brings the hope of a fresh start for many, for others it creates an emotional low period often referred to as the “New year’s blues.” In fact, feelings of depression, anxiety, nervousness and even dread are actually quite common during the first few weeks of January. It’s important [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:41:25-07:00 January 12th, 2015|Depression, Self-Care Strategies|Comments Off on Feeling Depressed at the Beginning of a New Year?

Five Tips for Making Friends and Impressing Strangers

The holidays are here—and it’s time to socialize. Chances are, you’ll meet many new people within the next year, and brushing up on impressive character traits is important for improvised visits and first impressions. It can take under 100 milliseconds to gage someone’s personality, so impressing a newcomer should be a “before-during-and-after” deal. Before getting [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:42:05-07:00 December 27th, 2014|Anxiety Disorders, Educational, Relationships, Self-Care Strategies, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Five Tips for Making Friends and Impressing Strangers

Giving the Gift of Self-Care: How to Replace Holiday Triggers With Tenderness

Giving the Gift of Self-care: How to Replace Holiday Triggers With Tenderness The holidays can be a time of joy, celebration, and reconnection, but our high expectations for this season can sometimes send us into scary spirals of doubt and depression. Reducing stress during the holidays means spending time taking care of yourself, and working [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:42:22-07:00 December 17th, 2014|Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Educational, Self-Care Strategies, Stress|Comments Off on Giving the Gift of Self-Care: How to Replace Holiday Triggers With Tenderness

Turning Anxiety Into a Productive Booster

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental illnesses in North America and can be developed from a range of complex risk factors such as genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events. Although highly treatable, only a third of those suffering from anxiety reach out for help. Anxiety is a reflection of basic human [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:42:33-07:00 December 12th, 2014|Anxiety Disorders, Self-Care Strategies|Comments Off on Turning Anxiety Into a Productive Booster

Techniques to Handle Stress

When our body is challenged, it feels stressed and it impacts our mental and physical well-being. We all feel stressed at times, but there are periods in our lives when we feel particularly overwhelmed. Clinical symptoms and disorders associated with stress include cognitive disorders (memory problems, anxiety, pessimism, etc.), emotional disorders (anger, depression, moodiness, etc), [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:42:46-07:00 December 1st, 2014|Self-Care Strategies, Stress|Comments Off on Techniques to Handle Stress

Colour Work: Teaching You How to Feel Your Feelings

As you can imagine, working as a therapist, I spend quite a bit of time helping people feel their feelings. This is not something that is supported much out there in the world. Instead, we are told not to have feelings, not to express them if we have them, or that they are not accurate [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:42:55-07:00 November 27th, 2014|Self-Care Strategies|Comments Off on Colour Work: Teaching You How to Feel Your Feelings

Want to Be More Productive? 5 Steps to a More Organized Mind

As we get busier and we have less time to accomplish all of our chores, multi-tasking has become a given for those who aim for success. However, according to neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, switching from one thought to another seems to clutter our brain which leads to lower productivity. How can we organize our minds so [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:43:38-07:00 November 20th, 2014|Anxiety Disorders, Educational, Self-Care Strategies, Stress|Comments Off on Want to Be More Productive? 5 Steps to a More Organized Mind

Are You Depressed? Consider Volunteering

In my blog posts I do my best to give some solid approaches to managing life and mental health concerns more easily. The concept of volunteering to help those in need is a point I would very strongly like to encourage you to consider if you are someone who often feels depressed, 'down in the [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:44:04-07:00 September 16th, 2013|Depression, Educational, Self-Care Strategies, Self-Esteem|Comments Off on Are You Depressed? Consider Volunteering

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