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For those of us contending with chronic stress, worries and/or anxieties, our thoughts can often feel out of control.  If it sometimes (or most of the time) fe

It’s hard writing about loss because often words seem trite in the shadow of grief.  As a psychologist, I often walk beside clients on their journey with loss, and it’s been some of the most painful yet transformative work I have witnessed.  I am always in awe of human...

With Bell’s recent Let’s Talk day, mental health stigma has been on my mind.  Mental health difficulties arise when genetic, biological, and environmental factors combine to create psychological stress.  These factors are mainly out of one’s control and result in distr...

When we are feeling emotional stress or anxiety, our body responds in several ways – one of those responses is muscle tension.  Stress triggers our body’s Fight or Flight response and releases stress hormones in our bloodstream.  These stress hormones trigger both phys...

So we all know how our body language gives others information about us, but did you know that our body language gives information to our own body??  Researchers have identified that you can use your body language to make you think and feel better about yourself!  Amy C...

I don’t need to go into the clichés of how busy we all are in this day and age.  What I will say, is that when we combine our busy lives with difficult emotions, we are left feeling particularly overwhelmed.  Worry, sadness, stress, anger, hopelessness, frustration, ir...

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