The Four Main Reasons we Fear Change

It isn’t uncommon to hear people express that they are “not good with change.” This may even ring true for you. But what do we truly mean when we say we aren’t good with change? We might know that the experience of change makes us uncomfortable, but can we identify the reasons why? This post […]

Stress-mas Week Mantra

‘Tis the week before Christmas, and for many people, that means stress and overwhelm are at an all-time high. Whether you enjoy the holidays or not, nobody can deny the mayhem that seems to manifest itself this time of year. The traffic is absurd, every store is packed to the brim with sleep-deprived (not to […]

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 […]