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

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

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,

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