Understanding anxiety: What is anxiety and how can we manage it?

Feeling anxious? You’re not alone. Learn more about the symptoms of anxiety, methods of self-management, and when to seek help.

5 tips to support your child’s mental health as they return to school

Here are 5 tips to support your child’s mental health (not to mention your own) as they return to school this fall

How to manage “return to work” anxiety during the pandemic

The prospect of returning to work during COVID-19 can cause a variety of thoughts and emotions. Here are some tips to manage “return to work” anxiety.

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Feeling more tired than usual? This might be why

You may be experiecing overwhelming thoughts during these times of uncertainty. But why have they manifested in the form of physically being more tired?

Mental health resources

As we continue to practice physical distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, our social groups and day-to-day routines have changed dramatically. All of these life changes, as well as the uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic, can have impacts on our mental health. It is with this in mind that we have created the […]

Self-compassion is vital: Here’s how to practice it

During times of transition, disruption and unease, cultivating more self-compassion is key. Here are 4 new skills and behaviours to try during this time of many unknowns

Meditation: Getting started

Meditation is a calming practice that relieves stress, and can be done almost anywhere. If you’re intimidated by the thought of meditating, don’t be! This video guide and article will help you get started on your journey to mindfulness. Body Position Whether you decide to meditate sitting in a chair on sitting on the floor, […]

Advice for parents during COVID-19

This article features common questions about parenting during COVID-19, including information to keep children physically and mentally healthy

How to curb anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

Whether you’re experiencing extreme anxiety or moderate levels that are normal, here are some strategies that can help you manage those anxious feelings.

The health benefits of gratitude

The simple task of acknowledging what we have to be grateful for offers a surprising number of health benefits, but it doesn’t come naturally to all of us.

6 tips for managing holiday loneliness

The holiday season is often synonymous with spending extra time with friends, family and coworkers — but it can also trigger feelings of loneliness.

The brain-gut connection: How mental health affects digestion

Are your digestive health problems – such as heartburn, abdominal cramps or gastrointestinal disorders – related to your mental health or stress?

How to enjoy the excitement of the holidays – stress free

As much as our culture markets the holidays as a time for joy, it’s important to remember that it can be a stressful time for many.

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Address your stress: It’s time we start taking chronic stress more seriously

Chronic, or long-term, stress is among the most endemic health issues facing Canadians today. Learn how to address your stress before it gets the best of you.

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Let’s Talk About It: The Stigmatization of Mental Illness

The stigmatization of mental health issues in our society makes coping with mental illness much more difficult. The solution? Let’s talk about it.

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Mindfulness exercises to reboot your brain

It is important to practice mindfulness on a daily basis, but sometimes it can be hard to get into the right mindset to… well, reset! Use these 2 and 8 minute guided mindfulness moment exercises to help reboot your brain and make the most out of your day.

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A happy event of life-changing healthcare

One Vancouver man’s complete health transformation after being diagnosed with PTSD, hypertension, high cholesterol and below-average cardio fitness levels.

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13 Reasons Why sparks important conversations

The new Netflix blockbuster 13 Reasons Why is popularizing a youth suicide storyline, with potentially dangerous consequences. But is it a graphic and glamorized glorification of one teen’s revenge fantasy? Or a brave and unflinching social commentary on the contemporary youth suicide crisis?

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A psychologist’s take on breaking mindless eating habits

Dr. Liann Meloff talks mindfulness and provides proven strategies to help change your unhealthy eating habits.

4 ways to cope with caregiver burnout

4 ways to cope with caregiver burnout

As the baby boom generation grows older and more people start to succumb to age-related disease, there is an increasing need for caregivers. Although most are happy to take on this position, the role of a caregiver is difficult and can often result in what is known as “caregiver burnout.”

4 signs of stress and how to manage it

4 Signs of stress and how to manage it

Stress. We all get it, we all show different symptoms of it, and we all have different ways of managing it. While there are many problems associated with stress, one of the biggest issues is that it’s not always visible in the same form. For some, it shows itself in eating habits. Others might get aches and pains. How can we diagnose stress and what are some of the ways to treat it?

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4 ways to help your daughter develop healthy self-esteem

Healthy self-esteem is vital in young women, helping them develop the inner fortitude to forge confidently into their adult years. As a parent, there’s plenty you can do to help.

Postpartum depression you are not alone

Postpartum Depression: You are not alone

Do you or a loved one suffer from post-partum depression? Unsure? We walk you through the signs, symptoms & next steps, including natural treatment options.

How to embrace aging & thrive in the process

How to embrace aging & thrive in the process

Mental perceptions and habits play a significant role in our quality of life, and are considered by many experts the single most important indicator of well-being.

When knowledge is not enough overcoming psychological roadblocks to lifestyle change

When knowledge is not enough: Overcoming psychological roadblocks to lifestyle change

While knowledge can be empowering, knowledge alone does not necessarily translate into healthy living. Research suggests a number of psychological roadblocks can, and often do, sabotage our efforts at healthy living, even if our lives depend on it.

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Likeminder™ – The future of preventive mental healthcare

A new type of social network for your private life – scheduled to be launched this year – could make a tremendous difference in removing common obstacles in the prevention of mental health and wellness issues.

Achieving healthy self-esteem

Achieving healthy self-esteem

In a culture obsessed with brands, aesthetics, image and general perfection, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to feel good about ourselves. Perhaps that’s why our internal chatter, or the way in which we speak to ourselves, often includes such harsh self-criticism.

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The psychology of performance

Why do some athletes thrive under high stress conditions, while others crumble under pressure? The answer often lies in their levels of mental fitness.

A prescription for work-life balance

A prescription for work-life balance

Good or bad stress is still STRESS which our brain responds to accordingly. Left unchecked or unmanaged, it creates a sense of unease which in turn can lead to disease.

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The Antidote to a Downturn? A Personal Turn Inward.

What may help us move to a more peaceful place is to take stock of what makes us feel wealthy, what we can’t live without, what cannot be replaced.

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Taking Menopause out of the closet – sage wisdom for men & women of all ages

We all go through physiological and psychological changes as we age. With these changes, support, communication, and understanding helps us feel better.

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Minding the needs of the caregiver when cognitive decline becomes a family affair

Minding the needs of the caregiver when cognitive decline becomes a family affair

Copeman Kids Building courage and resilience in your children

Copeman Kids: Building courage and resilience in your children

As adults we often take courage for granted – but where does this virtue come from? How do we foster this quality in our children so they can become resilient?

psychological factors to consider for healthy living

Psychological factors to consider for healthy living

Neuropsychologist, Dr. Marianne Harbok discusses how your thoughts and feelings can affect your wellness goals.

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Start With the End in Mind

The end game is how we envision our lives 5, 10 or 15 years from now. That future often gets lost in the urgency of the day-to-day and that oft repeated line “if it isn’t broken don’t fix it.

Top-Three Factors in Effective Parenting – Theory of Self-Regulation

Top Three Factors in Effective Parenting – Theory of Self-Regulation

The top three factors in effective parenting – number 1? Attend, respond and empathize with your child.

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Is Meditation On Your Mind?

Meditation includes the practice of mindfulness: bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience helping to improve self-regulation.

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Understanding the Inner CEO: Self-Regulation and ADHD

Low self-regulation can lead to uneven work performance, underachievement at school, a chaotic family life, or poor life choices due to impulsivity.