May 2020 – Coping with Loss & Grief and COVID19

Since the recent lock-downs, social distancing and other remote measures that have been implemented, people have been affected by it in various ways: anxiety, fear, grief, loss, even anger and irritability. For some, anxiety and fear comes up along with many difficult questions: “What will I do, now that I’ve been indefinitely laid off?” “How Read More

April 2020- Compassion

“When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it’s bottomless, that it doesn’t have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space”. -Pema Chödrön With the Read More

Special Edition – Creating Emotional Regulation During the COVID 19 Outbreak: Practical Information for Parents/Caregivers and their Children

Emotional regulation is critical in the middle of uncertainty. Feelings such as fear, anxiety, stress, boredom are all normal responses at this time. With the COVID19 global crisis, families face such things as indefinite suspension of classroom attendance, working from home, activity and event cancellations, and concern for loved ones; particularly the elderly. Many think Read More

February 2020 – Brain Health

Every brain changes with age, and mental function changes along with it. Mental decline is common, and it’s one of the most feared consequences of aging. But cognitive impairment is not inevitable. Here are 11 ways you can help maintain brain function.1. Get mental stimulation Scientists have found that some mental health activities stimulate new Read More

January 2020 – Am I Depressed?

Symptoms of depression are some of the most common presenting issues discussed with healthcare professionals. It is estimated that feelings of depression will affect about one-third of all adults in Canada at some time in their lives. It is a condition that also affects our children and our teens. Several factors increase your risk of developing Read More