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Category Archives: blog

Practicing Gratitude

Posted on: Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Gratitude can be defined in several different ways, but in a clinical definition is defined as, “the appreciation of what is valuable and meaningful to oneself; it is a general state of thankfulness and/or appreciation”. There have been several studies that have shown, “people who consciously count their blessings tend to be happier and less […]


Starting A New Year

Posted on: Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

2020 was a difficult year for all of us and brought forth many unforeseen challenges. Reflecting on the year and acknowledging the resiliency each of us has had throughout 2020 is important. Treat yourselves with kindness because the year was difficult and if you did not “accomplish” everything you sought out to do, that is […]


End of Year Greeting from Our Director

Posted on: Monday, December 28th, 2020

“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” ~ Robert Jordan As 2020 comes to a close it is a good time to reflect. We have collectively gone through what is similar to world war III with numerous societal, community and personal challenges related to Covid19 and […]


Celebrating the holidays during a pandemic

Posted on: Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

None of us hoped the COVID-19 pandemic would be continuing to spread at this time of year, but this is the reality we are facing. This can be disheartening as this is typically a time of year where some may plan to spend time with their families and loved ones. Just because the holidays may […]


Raising Awareness around Gender-Based Violence

Posted on: Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Since 1981, the Government of Alberta had designated November 25, 2020, as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The United Nations General Assembly recognized this day in 2000 and invited others to raise awareness around gender-based violence on this day every year. A definition the UN General assembly defined violence against […]


Perceived Productivity on social media

Posted on: Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Pretending we are productive or posting about our productivity on social media can perpetuate the idea that to be valuable within society, we need to be busy at all times. There can be a perception that having, “busy, chaotic lives should be worn as a badge of honour”. These kinds of ideas can be dangerous […]


Halloween: Being Someone Else

Posted on: Thursday, October 29th, 2020

As Halloween approaches, both children and adults may start to plan out the costumes they want to wear and what ‘persona’ or ‘character’ they wish to be for the holiday. It is interesting to consider how Halloween has transformed from a holiday that was enjoyed primarily by children to a “multi-day festival that is now […]


Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviour Awareness Week

Posted on: Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Do you know what a Body-focused repetitive behaviour (BFRB) is? Many people have never heard of this common mental health disorder. You may be surprised to learn that about 1 in 20 people lives with a BFRB, which means you likely know someone who is impacted by this disorder. October 1-7th, 2020 is BFRB Awareness […]


Raising Awareness around Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on: Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

You may have a loved one who has suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. It is one form of dementia and is affecting more and more older adults in our society. It is important that we discuss these diseases because they are currently not curable and raising awareness, can promote further research towards a cure, prevention, and […]


Bisexual Visibility Day

Posted on: Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

On September 23, we celebrate Bisexual people and bring bisexuality to light, which is the ‘B’ of the LGBTQ+ acronym. Bisexuality can be defined as a person who is attracted (physically and/or emotionally) to people of the same or different genders. Bisexual people do not necessarily have an equal attraction to men and women or […]