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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...
5 Strategies for Coping with Depression during the Pandemic

5 Strategies for Coping with Depression during the Pandemic

Although there is hope on the horizon that the pandemic is nearing its end, you are probably still living with and dealing with the effects of the pandemic. Many people have experienced depression for the first time during the loneliness and uncertainty of the...
Your Loved One has Depression – Here’s What You Can Do to Help

Your Loved One has Depression – Here’s What You Can Do to Help

Living with depression is never easy — both for those with it and those who love them. Depression can affect every single facet of daily life, making even the simplest of things feel impossible. You probably watch your loved one struggling and wish you knew what you...
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...
5 Steps to Relieve COVID Fatigue

5 Steps to Relieve COVID Fatigue

It is even possible to find relief from COVID-19 Fatigue? The answer is YES. And here is a simple guide for you to follow. The 3 Key Approaches for Relief Think: Train your mind and manage what you are thinking (cognitive therapy) Act: Do life-giving activities...
What Postpartum Depression Sounds Like

What Postpartum Depression Sounds Like

We expect new parents to be happy – tired maybe, but happy with their new little bundle of joy. And some are just that. However, 1 in 7 moms and 1 in 10 dads experience postpartum depression. They do not feel happiness or joy. They feel anxious, overwhelmed,...
8 Postpartum Depression Symptoms You Need To Know

8 Postpartum Depression Symptoms You Need To Know

Recognizing postpartum depression might not be as easy as you think. There are two reasons for this: It doesn’t always look like typical depression Many women will hide their symptoms and suffering for fear of being judged Some mothers will experience more classic...
Healing After Separation or Divorce

Healing After Separation or Divorce

The end of a relationship is difficult. Some relationships end suddenly while others grow apart over the years. Some endings are mutual, while others are unexpected and unwanted. Regardless of the reason for the ending or the manner in which it takes place, you are...
Are You Living in the Darkness of Depression?

Are You Living in the Darkness of Depression?

Depression hurts. Depression is a dark journey that leaves you exhausted and depleted. Many will have an experience of depression at some time in their lives. It may be a brief episode related to a specific event, for others it may be a chronic low mood, while others...
This Isn’t What I Expected – Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression

This Isn’t What I Expected – Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression

I thought this would be the happiest time of my life. I have been waiting for this. I have been planning for this. But why do I feel so bad? Maybe I am not meant to be a mom. Maybe this was a mistake. No one expects to become pregnant or have a new baby and experience...