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Out of the blue, someone I know professionally wrote me a quick Facebook private message telling me he thinks I'm amazing. Truthfully, I didn't even know how to respond. I read it and sat with it for...
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There are a lot of things that can make you worry when traveling. If you are an anxious person you know that your anxiety doesn't take a vacation just because you do. Here are some tips and tricks for your nervous travelers out there.
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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 can authentically move through the opportunities li...
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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, I'm here to provide the Entrepreneurs perspective...
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From an evolutionary perspective, anxiety is a helpful and adaptive emotion. For thousands of years, anxiety has motivated humans to act (and survive) in the face of danger. The problem is, though, for some of us, the amount of anxiety we experience in a situation does not fit, or match, the fear -- or threat -- in that situation.
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I'm going to share a secret with you: most of your yoga teachers don't do yoga because they are naturally happy, benevolent, and grounded. They are teachers because they also need the practice.
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Anxiety disorders show themselves differently in everyone who have them. My fear of public transit is almost totally irrational, I know -- that's actually the most frustrating thing about it. I know it's irrational, but it doesn't make it any easier to deal with the anxiety.
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It's easy to tell someone who has anxiety to relax, but it's not always easy to actually do it. People battling anxiety are often told to "Get over it," "Relax" or just "push through it," but the bes...
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All of us experience anxiety from time to time, but anxiety disorders represent a more severe category of mental distress — one that can have long-term effects on our physical and mental health. If y...
Do we really want to feel happy all the time? Is every moment a choice to feel happy? I don't think so. In fact I think that would create an inauthentic and boring world. We need all of our emotions. They all have purpose, and they are all there to assist us in moving forward and growing in life.
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To really nail the concept of what mental illness is and how it affects both those who live with it and those who live with us, here are a few tips to guide in what I hope will be an ever-growing trend to encourage communication and break down the stereotypes. So without further ado, here are things to refrain from saying to someone with mental illness.
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We know that it isn't always high-fives and smiles for children going back to school this fall. Some kids are faced with anxiety and apprehension during this time of change. Dr. Dubois, psychologist at Canoe Therapy, helps to equip us parents with some tools to ease those nerves the week before school.
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I realized that I can no longer pretend that I am mentally healthy. As I scrolled through Instagram, my tears blurring my vision, I noticed a campaign meant to empower women, with the hashtag "finding joy." The first day of the challenge required a selfie in which the person holds a piece of paper on which the words "I am enough" are written.
You may be stressed out by work deadlines or an argument with your partner, but when you have anxiety, everyday common stressors like these can feel insurmountable. Anxiety is defined, medically at le...
Toronto has gone Hollywood as it does each September, gripped by movie and movie star madness as the Toronto International Film Festival enters its second week. Over the years I've loved going to the...
The worst part of sleep apnea isn't that you're missing out on restorative sleep that slows the aging process and improves cognitive function -- the worst part is that you're waking up from an entire night of feeling panicked and breathless. Imagine how that impacts you during your waking hours.