Feeling anxious? You’re not alone. Learn more about the symptoms of anxiety, methods of self-management, and when to seek help.
Here are 5 tips to support your child’s mental health (not to mention your own) as they return to school this fall
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.
You may be experiecing overwhelming thoughts during these times of uncertainty. But why have they manifested in the form of physically being more tired?
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 […]
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 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, […]
This article features common questions about parenting during COVID-19, including information to keep children physically and mentally healthy
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 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.
The holiday season is often synonymous with spending extra time with friends, family and coworkers — but it can also trigger feelings of loneliness.
Are your digestive health problems – such as heartburn, abdominal cramps or gastrointestinal disorders – related to your mental health or stress?
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.
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.
The stigmatization of mental health issues in our society makes coping with mental illness much more difficult. The solution? Let’s talk about it.
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.
One Vancouver man’s complete health transformation after being diagnosed with PTSD, hypertension, high cholesterol and below-average cardio fitness levels.
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?
Dr. Liann Meloff talks mindfulness and provides proven strategies to help change your unhealthy eating habits.
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.”
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why do some athletes thrive under high stress conditions, while others crumble under pressure? The answer often lies in their levels of mental fitness.
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.
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.
We all go through physiological and psychological changes as we age. With these changes, support, communication, and understanding helps us feel better.
Minding the needs of the caregiver when cognitive decline becomes a family affair
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?
Neuropsychologist, Dr. Marianne Harbok discusses how your thoughts and feelings can affect your wellness goals.
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.
The top three factors in effective parenting – number 1? Attend, respond and empathize with your child.
Meditation includes the practice of mindfulness: bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience helping to improve self-regulation.
Low self-regulation can lead to uneven work performance, underachievement at school, a chaotic family life, or poor life choices due to impulsivity.