Not So Happy Holidays

December 21, 2021

Although this is known to be a joyous season it doesn’t mean that it is. The Holidays can cause a sore spot to fester even more. Perhaps you are experiencing grief or loss, or enduring a time of illness/chronic pain. You might be walking through a time of broken dreams or fractured relationships. These points…

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Defeat Depression!

May 15, 2019

On June 1st, Fresh Hope Counsellors and staff will be participating in the 3rd Defeat Depression Walk in Edmonton. I am actually getting quite excited about this campaign. Not just because I will be getting some exercise with friends, because there is more and more movement to rid the stigma regarding mental health issues like…

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This is a very important question to determine when it comes to depression. Situational depression is something that most of us face at some point in our lives. It is a short-term form of depression that follows a traumatic disruption to life or a series of losses. Often a situational depression has layers to it…

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Thank Goodness!

Thank Goodness!

October 9, 2015

Thank Goodness indeed! That pretty much sums up the powerful effects of gratitude. Thankfulness brings goodness. It is a good time to think about gratitude as we head into Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend. The turkey, the stuffing and cranberries, the smell of pumpkin pie cooling on the counter, and the gathering together of family and friends….

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