10 Steps to Help Recover from PTSD

There is a growing recognition of PTSD thanks in part to an increase of knowledge and efforts to de-stigmatise mental health challenges. If you are struggling with heightened emotions, and behaviours you regret, do source support from a local therapist who is skilled at The Rewind Technique or Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). It is important to note, PTSD is not amenable to talking therapy alone. And how long since your trauma was experienced is unimportant as long as it is around or more than 6-weeks! [Read more…]

How to Unwind After a Long and Stressful Day at Work

We thank our guest Kurtis Wilcox for sharing these great tips with us.


Restoring energy inspires a more positive outlook on life, which is no fun for those who are over-worked and suffering from constant stress. This article will help provide easy, gentle, and effective ways to relax and recharge after work for better sleep, brighter mornings and a bigger smile. [Read more…]

Healthy Lifestyle Changes to Adopt Going into Our 30’s

Tracie Johnson here shares some quick tips on some lifestyle changes that can benefit us as we head into our thirties.


By the age of 30, we all start feeling some of the natural effects of aging. Aging is not something we’re able to avoid, but we can minimize its impact. Healthy lifestyle choices lessen the side effects normally associated with age. Let’s take a look at five ways we can start living healthier now.

1. Sprinkling Activity Throughout Our Day

Most of us work rather sedentary jobs, hardly getting up during the day. Every once in a while, we’ve got to move our body around. Otherwise, our bodies begin to stiffen, making movement painful. Try getting up once an hour to walk around the office. Remote workers could simply take a walk through their neighbourhood. Just a few minutes of activity can help to negate muscle loss. [Read more…]

What to Do If You Are a Highly Sensitive Person

With gratitude to our guest author, Pol Cousineau, from CPA (Quebec) and Soul Success Unleashed who discusses HSP.


Many individuals experience a range of emotions daily. Maybe you’ve asked yourself, Am I being too sensitive? Or how do I become less sensitive? 

It is human nature for some people to experience a high intensity of feelings regarding their situations or the experiences of others. But just like how tall a person is, there’s no right amount of sensitivity. Highly sensitive people are no worse off or better than any other individual, they just look at life from a different perspective. [Read more…]

Alcohol Addiction and Short v Long-Term Supports

A short informational piece from our guest author at the AbbeyCare Foundation Group


 

When alcohol use has developed into more than an occasional indulgence, it’s usually a sign of underlying psychological issues that need to be addressed. Establishing the pattern behind addiction, and what alcohol consumption is doing “for” you, can help identify the underlying beliefs and trauma that may need resolution. [Read more…]

How Does Yoga Decrease Anxiety?

We welcome guest author Gabie Lazareff, a certified health coach, yoga teacher and freelance nutrition & wellness writer. After years of navigating the messy waters of mental health, her mission is to share her experiences and advice with others.


Through breathing, the simple practice of breathing, with intent on a regular basis can help to decrease anxiety. But how does breathing decrease anxiety? And what does breathing have to do with yoga?

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