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What about MEN who have postpartum depression?

Depression in men can be difficult to recognize, both for the man and anyone close to him. With Mental Health Week coming up, I’d like to discuss depression in men and new dads, which seems to be forgotten. As a … Continue reading

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Where do you live?

Take a moment to bring some awareness back to your body. Pay attention to how your body feels in this moment. Notice your breath and how you are holding your body. Are you breathing deeply, or are your breaths shallow? … Continue reading

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Mindyourmind Interview

mindyourmind is a youth mental health program that provides info, resources, and coping tools for young people who are struggling with mental health issues, self-harm behaviour, and suicide. The program works to reduce stigma and increase help-seeking behaviour. Recently, mindyourmind … Continue reading

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Creating Lasting Change in 2013

Reflect To make a change, we must gain perspective on our past. Take some time to reflect on the last year, and think about what you have learned. No doubt, there were some hard times, but what did they teach … Continue reading

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Self-Parenting Therapy

Self-parenting therapy is a specific technique that deals with attachment wounds. As we are growing up, we are developing. In each stage, we have needs to be met. The degree to which developmental needs were not adequately met is the … Continue reading

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Coping with Empty Nest Syndrome

For parents, this can be a tough time of year, especially if their children have moved out of the family home to attend school or to begin working. It is common for parents to display signs of Empty Nest Syndrome. … 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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Meditation for Depression

Meditation is the focusing of one’s breathing and thoughts in a quiet way to expand self-awareness and consciousness. This practice can foster feelings of calmness, compassion, and reduce stress, anxiety, sadness and pain. The University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center … Continue reading

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