Category 'Mental Health'


Become More Resilient

May 24, 2018 | Under Mental Health | Posted by | No Comments

Becoming more resilient is a good investment of time and energy. We often don’t stop and think about resiliency as something that we can influence or build. Have you ever heard a story about a family where one person rose above the overwhelming, negative odds to make something wonderful of their life while the others…

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Many people are quick to stuff their emotions or deny them. Sometimes this is a long standing behaviour, a habit that a person has developed or a defence mechanism. I’ve even heard people say ‘if I were to ever go there I would lose it!’ Indeed, that is what a person may feel like if…

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Ever found yourself singing along to a song you didn’t even realize you knew the words to? We have an amazing ability to retain what we hear throughout the day. Songs. Words. Messages.  If the messages are positive then we tend to feel pretty good and our mood is pleasant.If the monologue (or dialogue) is…

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Holiday Seasonal Affective Disorder for real?? Okay no but you may feel like it’s real! After all the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) are having less energy, trouble concentrating, poor sleep, fatigue, greater appetite/weight gain, etc. It sounds like it just might fit for this Holiday Season too! (By the way, I am not…

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Words are so powerful! Whether we speak them to others or run them over and over in our head, what we tell ourselves affects how we feel and what we believe. If we hear the words again and again, or the messages they represent, we can end up rutting on those thoughts and believing them…

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Coping When Life Goes Sideways

Life has a way of throwing us curveballs. Life happens, catching us off guard and knocking us down hard on our backsides. Sigh. It isn’t fun! In fact, sometimes the throes of this life can be overwhelming. How do you keep a positive attitude when life throws a curveball? Coping becomes a real challenge. Dietrich…

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Eating when I’m not even hungry any more! This blog is dedicated to a question sent in from one of our subscribers about over eating: “What is the reasoning behind the need to finish something so it is gone? As in this evening I found a half box of cookies and needed to finish it…

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B.E. BE AUTHENTIC!

October 31, 2016 | Under Mental Health | Posted by | No Comments

Thought it was time to do a little bit of cheerleading for the promotion of authenticity. In a world where media bias is constantly presenting us with a skewed agenda, we can become disillusioned with this world of ours. If you are a highly sensitive person, or even moderately high, you will probably be very aware…

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How’s Your Mental/Emotional Fitness?

So much talk about physical fitness! We have a culture that is obsessed with food, fitness and thinness. Hardly a conversation goes by where somebody doesn’t bring up their weight, someone else’s weight or what they are eating. So much judgment and obsession! Next time you find yourself in one of these conversations, try re-directing…

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“How can I reduce my anxiety? Or at least manage it better?!”

Even the question makes some people anxious! Anxiety. Blurg! We all have it at times. Anxiety is just a feeling but for some people it develops into an intrusive thought problem. This can cause frustration and disruption to our daily living. Anxiety doesn’t need to cripple you! So how can a person reduce his/her level…

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