Tag Archives: mood

It’s time for a social media detox

Research has shown that the more time you spend on Facebook – browsing photos of an acquaintance’s recent trip, an old friend’s wedding or an ex-boyfriend’s new baby – the more likely you are to compare yourself to your Facebook … Continue reading

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The biology of love

Have you ever had the experience of getting home from work to find your partner in a bad mood, and before you know it you are in a bad mood? There is a reason for this. In relationships where we … Continue reading

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4 ways to get through the cold winter months

Well, it looks like it’s that time again. It’s getting colder. It’s getting darker. Time to find your big winter jacket and boots. Most of us dread this part of the year. Here are some tips that will help you get … Continue reading

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4 ways to be a morning person

Every morning when you wake up, you have the opportunity to set yourself up for a good day. Here are a few simple and powerful tools you can use to improve your mindset and your overall mood first thing in … Continue reading

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Moody, sleep-deprived or depressed? Why teens need more sleep

  As we’re nearing the end of Mental Health Week, I want to bring some attention to the critical relationship between depression and sleep, particularly in teens. I also spoke about this issue for Mental Health Week on Global News. … Continue reading

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Let Go… and Cry!

Many people have a difficult time crying. A lot of my clients fear that if they start crying, they won’t be able to stop. Instead of crying, they bottle up their emotions, with no outlet. Crying accompanies many emotions; anger, … Continue reading

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Are You A Workaholic?

Do you find yourself thinking more about your “to do” list than your social or family life? This is just one sign of workaholism. Other signs include working after hours, on weekends or through your lunch break, feeling guilty or … Continue reading

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This Too Shall Pass

Our mood is an ever-changing entity. It will continue to change throughout our lifetime, based on a variety of factors. When you are depressed, you can often feel as if you are in a dark tunnel, with no light at … Continue reading

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Do Expectations Control Our Happiness?

When our emotions fluctuate throughout the day, it is often as a result of a circumstance not meeting our expectation. For example, think of the last time you were well prepared and on time, waiting for a friend/co-worker, but they … Continue reading

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Behavioural Activation

Behavioural activation is a therapeutic technique that stimulates motivation, by way of action. Action is the first step, and motivation follows. Depressed individuals can become lethargic, fatigued, and apathetic. They lack interest and motivation to do the things they once … Continue reading

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