The Power of Breath

Amanda ProkopPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

We often don’t think about the act of breathing. Breathing is automatic, but it can be controlled and used in a therapeutic way with proper guidance. I recently started practicing yoga a few times a week; this practice has reminded me of the importance of breath and the power it has to shift our physical and mental states. During yoga, … Read More

Women at Home

Megan CampbellPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

I want to take a moment to recognize all the amazing women who dedicate themselves to their home and their family. ***  After the birth of my son, being at home and taking care of him, in addition to the household labour, I quickly realized that this was the hardest job that I had ever done. This job was 24-7; … Read More

Stay on Track

Jennifer MitchellPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

With January nearing an end, I like to take a step back and check in with how I’ve felt the first month of a new year has gone.  It may mean checking in on goals, checking in on my self care or seeing how I’m doing with life balance. Over the years, I’ve employed a few tips to keep me … Read More

Making 2019 your best year yet!

Tessa Burns MartinPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

Oh no! Not another New Year’s resolution post!!! New Years resolutions often get a bad reputation because every year on January 1st, people vow to live differently only to forget about their resolution before the end of the month (and for some by the end of the day). It seems that the practice of New Years resolutions dates back to … Read More

SAD and self-care

Amanda ProkopBody work and Yoga, Massage TherapyLeave a Comment

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a mood disorder that affects many people in Northern countries. Sometimes termed the “winter blues”, it can be influenced by low Vitamin D levels in the body from a lack of sunlight. Our circadian rhythm (sleep/wake cycle) also plays a part in this mood disorder: during the fall and winter months, the shorter days and … Read More

Helicopter method at sleep time

Kate EmeryPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

One of the biggest reasons people have trouble falling asleep is because they are thinking about the tasks they need to do the next day. When that list seems so long, sometimes sleep feels like the last thing you want to be doing. Still you know you need to sleep so you stay in the bed and let your mind … Read More