The Importance of a Trusting Therapeutic Relationship

People sometimes confuse the word depression with feeling sad. While sadness is a symptom, depression affects more than just your emotions. It also changes how you think, how you perceive, and how you act. Symptoms of depression can range from mild to moderate and include: Be aware there are medical conditions that mimic symptoms of depression such as thyroid issues, …

What is depression?

People sometimes confuse the word depression with feeling sad. While sadness is a symptom, depression affects more than just your emotions. It also changes how you think, how you perceive, and how you act. Symptoms of depression can range from mild to moderate and include: Be aware there are medical conditions that mimic symptoms of depression such as thyroid issues, …

Why sleep is important

Sleep does so much more for us then simply recharge our level of energy so that we can get up and do what we need to do. Sleep plays very important roles that affect how our brain functions, our physical health, and our ability to perform. Quality sleep is a crucial component of our capacity to thrive.. Getting a good …

What is anxiety? 

Our body, like all living things, runs on a natural clock known as circadian rhythm. It regulates the hormones in our brain and body. It distinguishes between when to sleep and when to wake. In nature, the circadian rhythm is controlled by the sun, and in humans it is influenced by a number of things we do that can help …

How to get a good nights sleep

Our body, like all living things, runs on a natural clock known as circadian rhythm. It regulates the hormones in our brain and body. It distinguishes between when to sleep and when to wake. In nature, the circadian rhythm is controlled by the sun, and in humans it is influenced by a number of things we do that can help …

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a state of mental awareness, of being fully present in the moment without thinking about the past or worrying about the future. Mindfulness is focusing on the task at hand while being conscious of your surroundings, what you see, hear, or smell. It is being attuned to what you are doing, your purpose, your goal. The ability to …

The Importance of Connection

Change is a part of life and the more we try to fight it, the harder it will be to get through it. Some people struggle with change because they fear the unknown. Others jump at the chance to venture outside their world to explore new opportunities and adventures. When you fear change, you can become paralysed by all the …

How to cope with change

On a map, boundaries separate one area from another. The same definition applies when we talk about personal boundaries. In this case, boundaries are limits we establish that separate who we are from those around us. They are the physical, emotional, and mental cutoff point we institute in our life to protect us from harm. Boundaries help to safeguard ourselves …

Boundaries, what are they?

On a map, boundaries separate one area from another. The same definition applies when we talk about personal boundaries. In this case, boundaries are limits we establish that separate who we are from those around us. They are the physical, emotional, and mental cutoff point we institute in our life to protect us from harm. Boundaries help to safeguard ourselves …

Managing Anxiety

Managing anxiety is vital to preventing the development of physical and mental health problems. Exercise, nutrition, plenty of sleep, and reducing stress are all equally important for maintaining good health. Learning how to cope and manage anxiety will reduce feelings of stress, improve sleep, and improve your well-being. The first step to managing anxiety is to identify what is triggering …