Emotional Wellness

What Happens To The Children Of Extreme Narcissists?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Parents
Marcia Sirota

I recently wrote a post about who marries an extreme narcissist. Now, I'm going to talk about what happens to the children of extreme narcissists. In my practice as a psychiatrist, I've encountered many such children and they've all been adversely affected by having one or both parents with this personality type.

How To Turn Your Life Story Into A Memoir Worth Reading

Linda Simpson | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

First and foremost answer the question why you want to write your memoir. What is driving your need to write? The memoir you are writing is your story, unique to you. Pack your fear of honesty at the door and answer why this story is important to you. The truth frees you to be who you are honestly -- as a person.

The 4 Steps To Exceptional Living

Alyson Jones | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Using the principles I have developed over the years I have found a path to exceptional living. As a professional therapist I have been able to apply these principles to the clients I work with and have assisted them in achieving an exceptional life as well.

9 Food Storage Tips To Help You Save Money

Jamie Logie | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

This is the time of year people tend to scrimp a bit more and in conjunction with people setting health goals for the new year, I wanted to pass on some money-saving tips. These tips, however, are not food shopping or coupon saving ideas but how to save money once you've brought that food home.

There's A More Honest Way To Depict Mental Illness In Media

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Living
Sandy Kiaizadeh

We continue to be bombarded with graphically depicted messages that either romanticize suicide in terms of simplistic Romeo and Juliet dreck, or unfairly portray those in the midst of a mental illness crisis as "mad." We start believing falsehoods that keep perpetuating negative stereotypes and stigma.

3 Habits To Break And 3 Habits To Make This Year

Alyson Jones | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Habits are habituated behaviours which are acquired by frequent repetition -- these "habits" then become a regular part of our functioning. These practices can slip into our lives without us even noticing as they feel so natural. It can be very difficult to give up or break a habit. We often hear people talking about wanting to break a bad habit, but we shouldn't forget that habits aren't always bad for us.

Free Your Life And Career From The Cycle Of Emotional Blackmail

Monique Caissie | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Business
Monique Caissie

The people who use emotional blackmail are doing so because it works. They rely on our negative emotions where we turn off our logic. People who use emotional blackmail are also adept at punishing you if you try and play their game.

How To Become A Better Coworker

Alyson Jones | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Business
Alyson Jones

When we realize that such a large portion of our time is actually spent at work, one would think we would be motivated to make this time as pleasant as possible. However, many of us know that this is not always the case. Most people have some sort of war stories from work that involve a difficult coworker or boss who seems bent on making our lives miserable.

10 Life Changing Tea Tips

Sheena Brady | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Living
Sheena Brady

Tea is only second to water when it comes to beverage popularity  --  so popular that it's consumed as much as coffee, soft drinks, and alcohol combined. There's always time for better tea, though, so here are ten tips and tricks to take your tea to the next level.

What I Mean When I Say 'I Suffer From Depression'

Anna Pearson | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Living
Anna Pearson

The first person I told asked me, "What does that even mean, to have a mental illness?" I struggled to explain how I felt. That was three years ago. Today, I think I have a better grasp on what it means to live with a mental illness. So now I'll finally try to answer that question.

8 Ways To Lead A Grateful And Healthy LIfe

Alyson Jones | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Gratitude is a state of feeling grateful towards something or someone, and it comes from the Latin word "gratus," which mean pleasing, agreeable and thankful -- so to be grateful is to be filled with thanks.

Want Good Mental Health? Then Get Ready To Move The Mind

Alyson Jones | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Thoughts and feelings without movement can become toxic, limiting us and keeping us away from what we need. Consequently, movement is essential to our life and health. There is no exceptional living without movement.

ACT: A Mental Health Strategy For Overcoming Life's Obstacles

Deri Latimer | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

Sometimes you are just rolling along and -- WHAM! -- you are broadsided by an unexpected obstacle. No matter the obstacle, there is a simple and practical strategy that can help you move through the obstacle and either get back on track or find a new track all together!

Secrets On How To Cool The Workplace Drama Queen

Monique Caissie | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada
Monique Caissie

Lisa called me to get some advice about a colleague named Wendy whom she called a drama queen. (Both names are pseudonyms.) She started pointing out ...

Cutting Stress Can Curb Your Child's Problem Behaviour

Stuart Shanker | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Stuart Shanker

None of us are at our best when we're tired or stressed out, especially kids. In fact, much of what we see as "misbehaviour" in kids is actually "stress behaviour" -- the result of being over-stressed, unaware of it and unaware of what to do about it.

Existential Angst And A Cup Of Coffee

Emily Klassen | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada
Emily Klassen

Life, Goals, a Good Cup of Coffee "No amount of security Is worth the suffering Of a mediocre life chained To a routine that has Killed your dreams."...

Raising Your Workplace EQ: The Value Of Creating Connections

Marcia Sirota | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Being talented, driven, confident, curious, creative, courageous and ambitious are all necessities if you want to be a success in any field, but they're not enough. The interpersonal component can make or break even the most promising career. The bottom line is that if you don't know how to relate to other people it will be difficult, if not impossible, to succeed in your career.

Helpful Or Unhelpful: What Thoughts Will You Think Today?

Deri Latimer | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

We can call choose thoughts that help us achieve our outcomes, that help to move us toward what we want, and that help us be smarter and more resourceful, no matter what comes our way. So, connect with yourself (your thoughts) and connect with other people.

Healthy Boundaries: Avoiding Burnout And Learning To Say No

Karolina Tatarenkova | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living
Karolina Tatarenkova

Learning when to say "no" can be the greatest gift in your life. Because when you say "yes" to people or projects in order to not lose respect in peo...

The 10 Books That Saved Me After My Divorce

Linda Simpson | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

Twenty years after my divorce, I can remember -- vividly -- the books that saved me during those early days of finding my way alone. Each book gave me something- the language, hope, and understanding- to help me process the trauma. Millions of people experience the pain of divorce each year.

What Personal Baggage Are You Bringing To Work?

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

If you're feeling frustrated or exhausted or stuck in your career, maybe it's not your job that's the problem. Maybe it's you. I may be right or I may be wrong, but you should at least consider the possibility. A lot of people bring a lot of baggage with them to work.

6 Strategies To Add Some Bounce To Your Step This Spring

Deri Latimer | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Business
Deri Latimer

It's almost spring! A time of birth, of renewal, and awakening! Here are six strategies to help you bounce (or 'spring') into spring!

Starting Your Own Business Is An Emotional Circus (And Totally Worth It)

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 01.14.2017 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

Everyone talks about the benefits of being your own boss: The freedom, the beachside latte laptop selfies. But the downsides? The paralyzing anxiety? The terrifying uncertainty? The crushing doubt? The emotional circus involved with actually getting your business off the ground? Very few people talk about that. So let's talk.

How Ayurvedic Massage Can Put Your Life In Balance

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.08.2017 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I try to care for myself throughout the year. Not just the holidays or when it is stressful at work. If I am in a more balanced frame of mind, I can t...

How To Keep Your Stress In Check This Holiday Season

Anita Saulite | Posted 12.10.2016 | Canada Living
Anita Saulite

At a time of year where we should be feeling lighthearted, jovial and happy, we are feeling guilty, unhappy and stressed. Keeping our cool this holiday season will require many of us to reflect upon the giving season in a way we have never done before.