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Beyond the Moment: How Stress Can Have Lasting Effects

Beyond the Moment: How Stress Can Have Lasting Effects

If you’re like most people living in our crazy modern world, chances are that you’re very familiar with stress. Stress comes at us from all sides. Working, looking for work, paying our bills, taking care of our home and children, and juggling the myriad other...
4 Ways You Can Support a Loved One with Anxiety

4 Ways You Can Support a Loved One with Anxiety

If you’ve never experienced anxiety, you may not realize how difficult it is for your loved one to live with it. When someone you love experiences fears about things that seem normal to you, it can be hard to understand what is going on. Maybe you get frustrated...
3 Tips for Managing Anxiety When it Creeps up on You in Public

3 Tips for Managing Anxiety When it Creeps up on You in Public

If you struggle with anxiety, you know it can be sneaky. Whether you have a generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, or specific phobias, anxiety can strike out of nowhere. You might be perusing the aisles at the grocery store, taking your kids to the playground,...
5 Effective Habits to Reduce Anxiety

5 Effective Habits to Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety is common. And since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, more people are experiencing anxiety than ever before. Anxiety can impact every area of life, and in more moderate and severe cases, it creates significant suffering for those experiencing it. If you...
4 Tips to Help Young Children Cope with Anxiety

4 Tips to Help Young Children Cope with Anxiety

Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between what’s anxiety and what’s just normal early childhood behaviour. But if your child consistently exhibits fearful reactions and resists certain situations, there is a good chance they are struggling with anxiety. When a young...
What to Do if Your Teen is Experiencing Depression or Anxiety

What to Do if Your Teen is Experiencing Depression or Anxiety

Adolescence is a time of enormous growth. Not only are their bodies continuing to grow, but so are their independence, social lives, and possible career interests for the future. It is an exciting time, but it can also be a time of mood struggles, like anxiety and...
COVID Fatigue

COVID Fatigue

Covid fatigue is real and it can look like depression. As a second State of Emergency was recently declared in Ontario, many of us are feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, sad and angry. One client described having “decision fatigue” as she faced decisions about how to...
Back To School – Helping Kids With Their New Normal

Back To School – Helping Kids With Their New Normal

All children feel anxious at one time or another. But when anxiety gets in the way every day, children get irritable or even angry. They are more prone to meltdowns or tantrums. Returning to school when everything looks so different presents a “perfect storm” for many...
Parents are being asked to do the Impossible

Parents are being asked to do the Impossible

Parents are struggling. They have been struggling since mid-March when a two-week extension to March break became a six-month hiatus from school as we knew it. Many have become reluctant home-schoolers. Many have had to balance the anxiety associated with being an...
Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

What does it feel like to have postpartum depression or postpartum anxiety? What are the signs or symptoms? How do you know when you have it? And if you do have it, what should you do? I want to explain it in the words I hear women use to describe their experience so...
Is Anxiety Holding You Back?

Is Anxiety Holding You Back?

Is anxiety robbing you of the ability to enjoy your life? Do your thoughts race? Do you often feel overwhelmed and unable to cope? You are not alone. Anxiety is a normal feeling that we all experience from time to time. It can often help alert us to a potential danger...