The Four Seasons of Self-Care

As you may already know, self-care is a topic very dear to our hearts here at Evolution Psychology Centre. As mental health professionals, we understand and respect the notion that you “can’t pour from an empty vessel.” That is, you can’t effectively help others if you don’t first attend to your own needs. The FDA […]

How to Sustain Motivation in Everyday Life

Striving to achieve an important goal can be both an exciting and exhausting endeavour. On the one hand, we may feel inspired and proud as we accomplish small feats in our goal’s pursuit, while on the other hand, if progress is slow and we simultaneously have to juggle many other responsibilities (as most of us […]

Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Associated Difficulties

Anxiety is not an uncommon experience. Anticipating medical test results, experiencing relationship difficulties, and preparing for public speeches, are all circumstances that could result in substantial levels of anxiety. As we’ve previously explained, however, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), characterizes a specific condition in which the anxiety doesn’t subside after stress-provoking events have passed. It persists, […]

“Communication Breakdown;” Relationship Trouble and Repair

Try as we might, it is impossible to avoid conflict in romantic relationships. It is difficult to avoid in most significant relationships, for that matter. Conflict is healthy – when different individuals from different backgrounds and upbringings come together, it is unrealistic not to expect the occasional clash in personalities or opinions. As we have […]

Abundance vs. Excess During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is notorious for being unimaginably busy and bursting with excess of every variety. We all have countless parties to attend, family members to see, gifts to buy, meals to eat, halls to deck, hands to shake, and cookies to bake until the wee hours of the morning. Now, we realize this isn’t […]

Warm & Fuzzy: Rediscovering our Creature Comforts

On Halloween, we thought it might be fitting to write a post on creature comforts. But what does this mean? Certainly not ghosts, ghouls, and goblins, but those intimate pleasures in life that bring us the most comfort and joy, if we simply pay attention to them. With the last of the colourful leaves falling, […]

The Gift of Gratitude

With Thanksgiving weekend past, we may be thankful for leftover stuffing, but what becomes of the rest of the year when it comes to feeling gratitude? What does it truly mean to feel grateful? Studies have shown that expressing gratitude is actually associated with numerous health benefits for both emotional and physical well-being. We will […]

When Adults Go Back to School

Today, with the increasing popularity of quality online degree programs, and the realization that it sometimes takes “more than a bachelors degree” to land certain desirable jobs, many adults are returning to school. Usually on a part-time basis, these ambitious adult students often continue working a full-time job while pursuing their studies at night. As […]

U1; Advice for University First Years

Beginning University is both an exciting and overwhelming challenge. On the one hand, you are thrilled to be moving forward with the pursuit of higher education and an eventual career, but there are aspects of beginning University that can lead to much anxiety, social isolation, discouragement, and even depression in first years. Moving away from […]

Top 5 Back to School Tips for Parents

Returning to school after summer holidays can be exciting, but is often met with resistance. Each year presents a new set of unique challenges as the children begin a new grade, and must return to their autumnal routines and activities. Here are some tips for parents to stay organized and prepared, and of course, remember […]