No Longer Bound to Binge

Binge eating is a painful disorder, both physically and mentally, that has a gift for making us feel worthless, undeserving, and lazy. Wildly misunderstood, it is an addiction that controls our impulses with a rush of dopamine that accompanies each binge. Skeptics and self-proclaimed “health experts” look down upon those who struggle with binge eating, […]

August: Let’s discuss the topic of stress

Let’s talk about stress Greetings everyone, The word stress tends to have negative connotations – understandably so! What I’d like to unpack though is the difference between “good stress” called eustress and unhealthy “bad stress” called distress. Let’s take a moment to talk about the differences between the two, discuss how they manifest and influence […]

May: Ways to Cultivate Joy

May: Ways to Cultivate Joy Greetings to you all, With the beautiful weather finally emerging, we thought it would be a good time to talk about what joy is and ways we can cultivate joy. So what distinguishes joy from happiness? While they both describe positive feelings, they are actually very different. Happiness is an […]

March: Can Anger be Healthy?

March: Can Anger Be Healthy? Every day, we feel and observe a plethora of different emotions; happiness, sadness, anticipation, jealousy, fearfulness, etc. Each of these internal feelings helps guide us through our experiences, reactions, and life. Anger is one of these feelings that we need for our survival and healthy functioning. However, how we relate […]

February: Black History Month

February: Black History Month and the Effects of Racial Discrimination on Mental Health In honour of Black History Month, we would like to take the opportunity to discuss the impact of discrimination on mental health. Discrimination can happen anywhere – whether it be at work, at school, on the train and even at home. It […]

November: Unhealthy Relationships

Unhealthy Relationships Given that November is both National Domestic Violence Awareness Month as well as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25th), we thought we’d take the opportunity to talk about unhealthy or toxic relationships and domestic abuse. At the core of healthy relationships you can feel safe, respected, and accepted […]

A Word on How to Foster Resilience

Fostering Resilience As the world around us slowly starts to reopen we may still find ourselves feeling fatigued, frustrated, burned out, or in some ways very anxious. Navigating through this pandemic has not been an easy feat for any of us. Let’s discuss the impact of this long-term stress on our resilience and how we […]

Important things you need to know about: Parent and Children School Anxiety Amid The Pandemic

Important things you need to know about: Parent and Children School Anxiety Amid The Pandemic By: Hagit Malikin McGill Master’s Student and Researcher with Childhood Anxiety and Regulation of Emotions (C.A.R.E) Research Group   September marks the official beginning of a new school year. During “normal” times, going back may be filled with some worries […]