#Anxiety

When Should You Start Taking Care Of Your Health?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

We can reasonably assume that most people are familiar with diet- and lifestyle-related recommendations, although they may not always turn those into action. But instead of neglecting your health needs because you are too busy or are having too much fun, you should lay the foundation for a long, healthy, and fulfilling life while you are in your prime.

One Question That Needs To Be Asked About Mental Health

Lianne Castelino | Posted 05.03.2017 | Canada
Lianne Castelino

Just about everywhere you turn these days, the words appear -- seared into the psyche through a heart-wrenching story, recounted in raw detail by suff...

Parents Travelling With Young Kids Deserve Our Kindness Not Mistreatment

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

It's a terrifying thing, the prospect of boarding a plane with two babies or toddlers, while you are the person who must endure the daggers being stared at you by other travellers who are anticipating mayhem. Two babies (or toddlers) and a non-stop flight to a not-so-local destination do not a perfect scenario make.

Tackling Mental Illness In The World's Toughest Places

Megan Radford | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Impact
Megan Radford

Mental illness takes a significant toll on your ability to function in any job. When you're a single mom and have the added pressure of being the sole breadwinner, depression, anxiety and PTSD can cripple your ability to cope.

Anxiety Is Impossible To Put Into Words. These People Did It.

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Living

It's more than worry.

How Fear Can Bring Opportunity

Alyson Jones | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada
Alyson Jones

As a Therapist I have developed a philosophy by which I practice therapy, and live my life. This is the MORE philosophy. MORE is a frame by which we...

A Gender-Equal Workplace Is A Healthy Workplace

Charles Benayon | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Business
Charles Benayon

A large part of wellness is equality. When an organization develops feelings of pride, trustworthiness and respect, as well as welcoming ideas and building good fellowship, it will encourage women to move past the glass ceiling and create a foundation that can reduce stress and mental-health issues in the workplace.

For Some Black Women, Going Natural Can Cause Serious Anxiety

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Style

"I was always chasing a curl pattern that wasn't mine."

How I Beat Stress (Plus 14 Recipes To Help Boost Your Mood)

Shahzadi Devje | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Living
Shahzadi Devje

I found myself struggling, and could not get off the hamster wheel. This is familiar territory for anyone grappling with stress. And am not talking about the good stress -- a type of mild stress that can inspire you to achieve a given task or goal. Am referring to its evil twin; the one that drags you down.

Are Millennials Health-Conscious Or Obsessed With Perfection?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Millennials, those who reached adulthood at the beginning of this century, are said to be particularly discerning in their choices, from where and how they like to work to what they shop for and what they eat. But this insistence on always having one's needs met is sooner or later bound to encounter a reality check, experts warn.

Change Your Story, Change Your Life

Jen Lawrence | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

The stories we tell ourselves are the most powerful stories of all since the constant soundtrack running through our heads provides lots of reinforcement. In order for us to live our most fulfilled, happiest lives, it's important to make sure that the stories we tell ourselves are helpful. Here

Worried That Your Teen's Stressed? You're Probably Right

Linda Simpson | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Parents
Linda Simpson

The question is - as parents, how do we teach our children effective stress management tools? My philosophy has always been "begin at the beginning." Ask your child to identify how they know they are feeling stressed.

4 Tips For Entrepreneurs On Dealing With Anxiety And Depression

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada
Sharon Vinderine

With January being famous for its most depressing Monday of the year and with Bell's Lets talk campaign to draw awareness around mental health issues,...

Just Another Day In The Life Of An Anxiety Disorder

Patricia Tomasi | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Living
Patricia Tomasi

I try to stay calm as my heart starts to race and my legs begin to shake. I feel nauseous and I might throw up. It's happening. Right here, right now, at work. A panic attack. My first one happened in my mid-20s. Thought I was dying. It runs in my family. My father has anxiety and panic disorder.

These Gifts Will Instantly Lift Your Mood

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Living

#TreatYoSelf

Decide On Your Definition Of Success

Chakameh Shafii | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Living
Chakameh Shafii

Most of us have heard this at least once in our lives. But if we can't achieve the perfect life we have dreamed of our whole life, then what's the point? How can we expect ourselves to be happy? Trying to achieve the society's definition of success won't bring all of us happiness.

Is Holiday Anxiety Normal?

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

For many people, the holidays bring a lot of joy and excitement but also a lot of pressure, stress and anxiety. So the real question is whether it is "normal" stress, or something more concerning that should be addressed with your doctor.

A Message To Anyone Going Through A Tough Time

Adrian Wesley | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada
Adrian Wesley

It is Saturday night and I am rebounding on my mini trampoline (so good for the body and mind), watching a movie on www.Gaia.com. The main character j...

I Love My Children, But I'm So Tired And Angry All The Time

Christine Johnson | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Parents
Christine Johnson

Shouldn't I be happy? I have three healthy children, I have a wonderful husband, I have supportive friends and family, I have a roof over my head and a vehicle to drive, yet I'm so full of anger, so much anger. Every night I am mad at myself for yelling at my children, for losing my cool for reasons that don't warrant such anger.

Study On Pregnancy And Antidepressants Is First Of Its Kind

Patricia Tomasi | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Parents
Patricia Tomasi

I was anxiety-ridden throughout my entire pregnancy and I suffered from awful depression and anxiety after my baby was born. Obviously I should have been on meds throughout my pregnancy, but my OBGYN didn't know I was suffering from perinatal anxiety. I didn't know.

Helping Our Youth (And Ourselves) Deal With The Trump Trauma

Alyson Jones | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Parents
Alyson Jones

As the results began to become undeniable and there was no avoiding the dreaded outcome, I witnessed my children and their friends reaching out to ask each other in shock and asking their parents "How could this happen?"

Take A Break From All This

Angela Hartlin | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Living
Angela Hartlin

Those of us who feel hurt in our hearts for our American friends and family must take time to stop engaging in this year's political circus. It is seemingly unfathomable to get this 180 degree turn of American politics out of your mind, especially when you understand the negative impact that could come of this presidency, with evidence based strictly on his divisive rhetoric. But you must. Even if only for a bit, you MUST unplug from the chaos.

Is An Emotional Support Animal Right For You?

Kendall Surratt | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Living
Kendall Surratt

An emotional support animal is exactly what the name says: an animal who provides emotional support. It's something I had heard about from college friends who wanted an excuse to keep a furry friend in their apartment, but I never thought it was a legitimate thing.

What Fear Can Do To You

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The human species could not have survived for long without the experience of fear. The ability to identify certain events and situations as dangerous and respond appropriately is essential for our existence. But these responses are meant to be rare and short-lived. If we cannot switch off this built-in alarm system of ours, it will quickly exhaust us, even turn against us.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy And Mindfulness Can Help Kids With Autism

Julie M Green | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Parents
Julie M Green

The child with ASD must learn to identify a broad range of emotions and corresponding facial and body expressions, then encouraged to tune into their bodies and rate the intensity of their emotion using a "feelings thermometer." We feel what we feel. Although our emotions are always valid, our thoughts about a given situation are often skewed and in need of revision.