Loneliness as unhealthy as smoking

CBC had a recent article on loneliness that I wanted to share: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/loneliness-public-health-psychologist-1.4249637 I believe it’s not only the connection with others, but a healthy connection; one of warmth, empathy, understanding, and room for individual growth. It reminds me of this quote from author Alduos Huxley: “It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research and study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to … Continue Reading

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Dealing with life’s difficulties

Keep breathing. A poem for those of you going through difficult times:  

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Bringing mindfulness to your daily life

It can be helpful to have a reminder during the day to take a minute of mindfulness. What is a minute of mindfulness? It can simply be a moment where you stop what you’re doing, count 5-10 breaths, and hone your awareness of your surroundings. It is a moment to check-in on yourself and how you’re doing. Here are some ideas: 10 mindful breaths. Focus on your breath as you inhale and … Continue Reading

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Mindfulness 101

Mindfulness has become a big buzzword in mental health. So what exactly is it? Put as simply as possible, mindfulness is the non-judgmental awareness and acceptance of the present moment. Let’s break that down into workable parts.

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