Important Things You Need To Know About: Sleep

By Hagit Malikin, EPC Student Intern The moment you are born, sleep becomes an integral part of your daily life. Sleep allows infants brain development to occur1, children to focus better in school2 and adults to continue working and functioning productively4. As we get older, the amount of sleep needed decreases, but nevertheless, remains a

Important things you need to know about: Leisure Time

By Hagit Malikin, Intern at Evolution Psychology Center Feeling of mental relaxation. Increase in happiness and healthy communication. Positive affect.1,2 Wow don’t these sound great? You might be thinking that it’s just another complicated change you need to make in your life. Well, I have good news for you! The list above is all about

Important Things You Need To Know About: Mental Health

By Hagit Malikin, Intern at Evolution Psychology Center The month of May is dedicated to mental health awareness around North America. During this month, advocates of mental health further combine their efforts to educate people about the importance and existence of mental health.  This year, Mental Health America celebrates its 70th year as advocates for

Important Things You Need to Know About: The Mind – Body Connection

By Hagit Malikin, Intern at Evolution Psychology Center Physical health is one of the most important aspects of one’s life. Without caring for our body, nurturing it and providing it with necessary attention, it may be very hard to live a full and exciting life. The World Health Organization (WHO) dedicates the month of April

Important Things You Need to Know About: Happiness

By Hagit Malikin, Intern at Evolution Psychology Center Happiness. Simple word, right? I don’t think so. I bet if I asked 20 people “What is happiness?”, I would get 20 different answers. If happiness was such a simple word, we would be getting one simple answer, don’t you think? So, what is happiness? The pursuit

Important Things You Need To Know About: L.O.V.E

By Hagit Malikin, Student Intern Jumping into my grandparents’ bed early morning was a tradition at 5 years old. For us, the mornings were a time to chat, laugh and wonder. As we laughed and talked about all topics a 5-year-old can contribute to, one question popped into my head. ‘’Hey Grandpa, who do you

Important Things You Need To Know About: New Year’s Resolutions

by Hagit Malikin, Student Intern Happy New Year everyone! Let’s welcome 2019 with open arms and embark on new and exciting adventures this year. Many New Year traditions usually look something like this: big parties with friends and/or family, champagne, lots of food and of course, our New Year’s Resolutions.  “In 2019, I will exercise

Important Things You Need To Know About: Educational Counselling

By Hagit Malikin What is educational counselling? Educational psychologists focus on everything that has to do with education. They help students face school stressors such as tests & exams, school transitions, course and program selection and more. In addition to educational help, educational counsellors help students with social, behavioural and emotional problems that may hinder

The Four Sources of Meaning

Dr. Viktor Frankl is a world renowned Neurologist, Psychiatrist, Professor of Psychology, and Holocaust survivor. Having lost all of his family in a concentration camp, including his pregnant wife, Frankl became very interested in how individuals confront adversity. He discovered that those who are able to find meaning in suffering fare best, and ultimately built

5 Reasons Hobbies Are So Important

Fishing, jewellery-making, piano-playing, baking, hiking, whatever your pleasure is, hobbies have a special way of pulling us out of reality for a moment, and allowing us to immerse ourselves in meaningful activities that bring us joy. With this benefit alone, it is a wonder that hobbies are not prescribed to us all! Hobbies actually yield