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Category Archives: blog

April Fools and Mindfulness

Posted on: Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

April first brings a day of pranks being pulled and laughs being shared for many people. For some, April Fool’s Day can be a day of stress, frustration and anger. Your mental health can influence many parts of your life including how you perceive things. If you perceive an April fool’s joke as malicious or […]


Sleep and Mental Health

Posted on: Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Sleep, A cornerstone to human functioning. Without sleep, people are often extremely less functional physically and mentally. Mental functioning can include thought processes, alertness and consciousness. Each of these aspects is an important part of daily life which makes good sleep crucial for functioning. Not only does sleep impact functional parts of the brain but […]


Women’s Mental Health

Posted on: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

March 8th marks International Women’s Day. In light of this, Journey Counselling would like to highlight the importance of focusing on women’s mental health. The mental health of all individuals is extremely important but there are certain issues that can be more impactful for the women within a society. Often women have been raised and […]


Celebrating Black History Month at Journey Counselling

Posted on: Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Black History Month is a special time each year where we are called to reflect upon and celebrate members of the African Canadian community. Members of the African American/Canadian community have faced adversities for hundreds of years and have still been able to become incredible leaders and impactful members of society. This February is a […]


The Role of Nutrition in Mental Health

Posted on: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

February is heart and stroke awareness month. An important part of heart and stroke awareness is the role of nutrition and a healthy diet. Nutrition is as important to mental health as it is to heart health. Our brains are always active. The brain manages our physical functioning along with our mental functioning. As our […]


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 […]