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Mother’s Day

Posted on: Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 under blog

As Mothers Day approaches it is important to take time to reflect on the motherly figures in our lives. Mother’s day is a highly celebrated day to show our appreciation and graciousness for mom. Motherhood is an influential and significant part of many individuals’ identities and lifestyles. Motherhood does not have one mould either but […]


Taking Care of Your Health

Posted on: Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 under blog

World Health Day was celebrated in April. Health, on the individual and global level, has been a topic on our minds over the last year more than ever. COVID- 19 has had a great impact on both the global population’s physical health and mental health. This last year has pushed everyone to adapt from their […]


April Fools and Mindfulness

Posted on: Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 under blog

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 under blog

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 […]


Practicing Gratitude

Posted on: Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 under blog

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 under blog

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 […]


Raising Awareness around Gender-Based Violence

Posted on: Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 under blog

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 […]


Halloween: Being Someone Else

Posted on: Thursday, October 29th, 2020 under blog

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 […]


What to Keep in Mind on Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on: Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 under blog

Overdose Awareness Day was on August 31, 2020, and is an important topic we all should be made aware of. On average, since 2016,  3850 people have died from overdoses in Canada per year. Understanding individuals who struggle with substance use disorder, addiction, and drug use are not something we commonly think about, especially now […]


Feeling Hopeless Amidst World Crises

Posted on: Monday, August 17th, 2020 under blog

In our current world, we are connected online and have access to news and images of what is happening across the globe. Being able to connect with others around the world is an incredible feat, but when a crisis occurs, some can feel hopeless, out of reach, and can be affected by what others are […]