Mental Wellness

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Tips to Staying Healthy and Happy During the Holidays

    The holidays are supposed to be a time of excitement and happiness, spending time with friends and family, and going to parties.  However, all the extra things can cause you to be stressed out, which can negatively affect your health.  Try these tips to keep yourself in the holiday spirit this season….

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Ways to Practice Self-Care

    Between work, family, and friends, it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that you need to take care of yourself before you can take care of anyone else.  If you don’t, you’ll end up burnt out, struggling, and possibly physically ill. Here are some ways to practice self-care.  Remember,…

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Why it is Important to Take a Break From Technology

  While technology is incredibly useful, and much needed, it can be far too easy to become too dependent on it, and have our devices with us at all times.  84% of cell phone users say they wouldn’t be able to go a single day without their device, and 67% of cell phone users…

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Common Questions About Counseling; Why Should You See A Counselor?

    The American Counseling Associations defines counseling as “a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.”  Counseling is appropriate for anyone, at any stage in their life.  Unfortunately, there can be a bit of a taboo around needing to see a counselor,…

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10 Things You Can Do for Your Mental Health

  Making sure you’re healthy mentally is an issue that more people are struggling with.  Sometimes it doesn’t feel like there are enough hours in the day to focus on your mental health, and that can have a negative impact, not only mentally, but physically as well.  If you’re struggling with how to take…

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How to Have a Healthy Marriage

  Many people think of marriage as the ideal goal in life, two people together forever in wedded bliss, and for many couples, marriage is just that.  However, many couples get married with the idea that their relationship will stay the same forever, and they’ll never have to worry about it.  What most married…

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Mental Wellness – Mindfulness exercises for mental health

  Mindfulness is the act of being completely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling at that moment, without interpretation or judgment.  Most of us spend the majority of our time thinking about the past, the future, planning, problem-solving, or even just daydreaming.  Spending too much time focusing on things that aren’t happening at…

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World Suicide Prevention Day

  September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day – WSPD – for 2017.  The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention – CASP – website states that “It is estimated that each day in Canada, 11 people end their life, and 210 make a suicide attempt.”  They also point out that suicide happens regardless of age,…

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5 Ways to Build Lasting Self-Esteem

  There are many benefits to having higher self-esteem, including bouncing back from rejection and failure quickly, having less anxiety, and generally feeling better about yourself.  Improving your self-esteem, and making it last, can be a bit difficult though.  It’s hard to keep up with something that can fluctuate depending on the situation, and…

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Overcoming Depression

  Depression can be extremely draining, and it can be extremely difficult to manage and recover from.  Overcoming depression takes time and effort, but there are things you can do to start the process.  The following are different things you can do to start reversing those behaviors. Depression can make you want to withdraw…