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What is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

Posted on: Sunday, April 14th, 2019 under blog

Alcoholics are typically portrayed in popular media as angry drunks who have hit rock bottom and are ostracised by their friends and family. However, this narrative is not typically reflective of individuals with an alcohol use disorder. There are many people who are “high functioning alcoholics” which means that they have an alcohol use disorder […]


How To Not Lose Your Cool

Posted on: Sunday, March 31st, 2019 under blog

We’re all familiar with stress and anger, whether we’ve experienced it first or second hand towards a situation or a person, such as a road rage or having a disagreement with our spouse. Anger is defined as a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. There is a physiological, cognitive, affective and behavioural component to […]


How You Can Ditch the Late Nights and Start Sleeping Like A Baby!

Posted on: Monday, March 18th, 2019 under blog

There’s almost nothing better in this world than sleep (and maybe pizza). Sleep is one’s best friend and on March 15th, 2019 it is World Sleep Day! You can celebrate by catching up on some much needed Zzz’s and becoming more aware of the importance of sleep health. Like a good diet and exercise, healthy […]


International Women’s Day and Pain Management

Posted on: Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 under blog

With International Women’s Day fast approaching, it is time to start paying attention to women’s issues that are seldom discussed in popular media such as pain management (especially during childbirth). Pain is described as a condition that includes beliefs, behaviours and functional disabilities. The interplay of beliefs, behaviours and functional disabilities creates personal meanings of […]


It’s About Emotional Wellness… and Nutrition

Posted on: Sunday, February 17th, 2019 under blog

Nutrition is comprised of our food choices, meal timing and dietary intake behaviours. It is part of the performance triad – consisting of nutrition, sleep and activity. Optimal nutrition plays a role in supporting overall health, and provides adequate energy for day to day cognitive and physical tasks which can affect your sleep, mood and […]


Year-End Stress Management w/ Don Braun

Posted on: Monday, December 17th, 2018 under blog

The end of year crunch equals too much work, not enough time, and can be most stressful than all other months combined. At work, we are racing to complete our annual goals and make plans for the upcoming year. At school, we are preparing for finals exams and finishing projects. At home, we try to […]


Violence Against Women Awareness

Posted on: Monday, December 3rd, 2018 under blog

Did you know that 1/3 of women worldwide have and will experience either physical or sexual assault from an intimate partner or a non-intimate partner in their lifetime? Violence against women and girls negatively affects their well-being and prevent women from fully participating in society. There are a few types of violence against women: Family […]


At the Heart of it All

Posted on: Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 under blog

It is important to take care of your heart, after all cardiovascular disease is the world’s leading cause of death. There are various causes and risk factors that may lead to heart disease and stroke, including use of tobacco, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity. But did you know our own negative emotions can also affect our […]


Can a Second Marriage Still be Plan A?

Posted on: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 under blog

The experience of remarried couples is sometimes a sense of failure from the breakdown of the first marriage and this leads to caution exhibited in remarrying. It is important not to treat a second marriage as plan B.   Statistics show that 40% – 65% of families in the US and Canada have a child […]


Step Family Couples – It Can Work Out!

Posted on: Saturday, July 28th, 2018 under blog

The trend in stepfamily formation is growing as adults re-partner soon after separation and divorce, taking one or more children into the new relationship. Couples wanting a fresh start soon realize the challenges of stepping into a fully formed family which can leave them scratching their heads wondering how it can sometimes be so frustrating. […]