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Shattered Dreams – Grieving Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Shattered Dreams – Grieving Pregnancy & Infant Loss

The death of an infant is a profound loss, and it is important to acknowledge families’ need to grieve for their babies. The death of a baby is especially difficult to endure because parents envision an entire lifetime for their baby from the moment the pregnancy is...
Pregnancy & Infant Loss – Supporting Someone You Love

Pregnancy & Infant Loss – Supporting Someone You Love

Nearly one in four pregnancies ends in a loss. So, chances are, not only do you know one person who has suffered a pregnancy loss, but you probably know multiple people. It can be difficult to know how to respond to a loved one, friend or co-worker who has lost a...
5 Ways to Help Your Children Transition to Post-Pandemic Life

5 Ways to Help Your Children Transition to Post-Pandemic Life

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives for well over a year. Now, thanks to vaccine rollouts and measures taken to reduce the spread of the illness, things are finally opening up. For some this is a welcome relief to finally get the chance to travel again, to...
Why Am I Anxious At Night? Causes & Treatment of Nighttime Anxiety

Why Am I Anxious At Night? Causes & Treatment of Nighttime Anxiety

Nighttime anxiety may seem like a mystery. Why does everything start to feel worse at night? And why can’t I shut my brain off? In reality, nighttime anxiety is very common and there are often concrete causes behind it. In fact, the same reasons people are anxious...
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,...