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Depression is a mood disorder that can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background. It is not a sign of weakness or failure, but rather a complex condition caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors. People who struggle with depression may experience a range of symptoms, such as a…

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Stages of Burnout

Burnout is a state of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion caused by prolonged stress. It is characterized by feelings of cynicism, detachment, and ineffectiveness. Burnout typically occurs in stages. The first stage is the “honeymoon” phase, characterized by enthusiasm and high energy. The second stage is the “onset of stress” phase, where stress levels begin…

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Binge Eating Disorder: Breaking the Silence

Binge eating disorder (BED) is a serious mental health condition that is frequently overlooked and poorly understood. It is a chronic pattern of eating objectively large amounts of food at one time, often in a rushed and secretive way followed by a deep sense of shame. It is estimated to affect about 70 million people…

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Movement and Your Mental Health: Why Moving Our Body Matters More Than We Think

I hope you enjoy this podcast hosted by my good friend and colleague Sarah J. Covey of Covey Wellness Centre. It features another colleague, Julia Woito, who is a fitness instructor and psychotherapist. Together we explore the difference between exercise and movement and encourage our listeners to find ways to move that is in tune…

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Job Stress and Work Performance

Stress is a normal part of life. We all experience it. Stress can be good—it helps us prepare for things that are important to us, like taking a test or going on a job interview. But sometimes, stress can feel overwhelming and make you feel like you’re not in control of your emotions or your…

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Positive Body Image Feels Like

We are constantly bombarded with unrealistic and unhealthy standards for what our bodies “should” look like. When we internalize these unrealistic and unhealthy standards, it makes it incredibly difficult to ever achieve confidence in our own bodies. This can lead to feelings of failure, creating a spiral that damages self-esteem and self-confidence and affects other…

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What Anxiety Feels Like

Anxiety is a normal feeling. But sometimes it can get away on us, and start to get in the way of life. Noticing the way anxiety feels in your body can help you identify when you’re beginning to feel anxious. And if you can tune into those feelings, you can begin to address them before…

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What is the ED Brain?

ED brain is short for the eating disorder thoughts that permeate the thinking patterns of those who do not like their bodies and want to lose weight. Essentially the ED brain works like this: it tells you that your body never looks good enough and you should always be losing weight – whether by eating…

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