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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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Clear out the old this spring

What do you want to create this spring? What do you want to let go of? Spring is symbolic of new beginnings and letting go of the old. The snow and ice is melting away, the rain is encouraging growth … Continue reading

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The Power Of Our Words

Language is the only thing that sets us apart from other species on the planet. We use it to speak to each other and to communicate with ourselves. We tend to see ourselves in a certain way. When we wake … Continue reading

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Letters To Yourself

Are you good at apologizing? When was the last time you said, “I am sorry” to someone you hurt, either intentionally or not. As a psychotherapist, I have been witness to people treating themselves like dirt, putting everyone else first. … Continue reading

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What is your Automatic Reaction?

Research shows most of our personality is formed by the time we are five years old. We go through a myriad of experiences as a young child, whose brain is developing. We learn who we are in the world, whether … Continue reading

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Perfectionism

There are two types of perfectionism among both men and women. The first is, perfectionism regarding the process. For example, you miss a deadline because you become obsessive and almost compulsive about details and having it be perfect. There’s a … 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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