Self-Care

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We have all heard of the term ‘self-care’ before… but what does this mean? The World Health Organization describes self-care as “what people do for themselves to establish and maintain health, and to prevent and deal with illness. It is a broad concept encompassing hygiene (general and personal), nutrition (type and quality of food eaten), lifestyle (sporting activities, leisure, etc), … Read More

Mask Anxiety

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With the Covid-19 pandemic still in action, most of us are familiar with wearing masks (as recommended by many local, provincial, and federal governments, as well as the World Health Organization). For some, wearing a mask can cause difficult feelings or experiences such as anxiety: Physiologically, our face can be sensitive to changes in temperature. Wearing a mask can increase … Read More

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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In Canada, January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month! Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of a dementia, and is a neurodegenerative disease that destroys brain cells. Brain cells shrink and become replaced by dense plaques. This results in one’s thinking and memory to deteriorate with time, as well as causes behaviour changes. Those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease may also face … Read More

How to Chill Out… Literally!

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When we are feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed, it can be hard to pull ourselves out of the rut we are in. It can make it even more difficult when our loved ones say cliche sayings such as “chill out.” Despite this common phrase being thrown around loosely, there might actually be some truth to it!   Did you know … Read More

New Year, New Resolutions

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It’s that time of year again… cue “new year, new me” posts! Although there is absolutely no pressure to set new year’s resolutions, for some the new year can symbolize a fresh start. If this sounds like you, below is an explanation of SMART goals, which will help you to create goals that will set you up for success! S … Read More