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Body Confidence

Have you ever come across the phrase, “love the skin you’re in”? In a world inundated with unrealistic and unhealthy standards of beauty, it’s easy to feel like we’re constantly falling short. This can lead to a cycle of disappointment, damaging our self-esteem, self-confidence, and impacting other vital areas of our lives, including relationships, performance,…

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International No-Diet Day

Today, let’s celebrate International No Diet Day—a day dedicated to promoting body acceptance, challenging harmful beauty standards, and fostering a culture of self-love and empowerment. Join me in embracing this powerful movement and redefining our relationship with food and our bodies! Breaking Free from Diet Culture: Recognizing the Harmful ImpactDiet culture perpetuates harmful ideals and unrealistic…

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How to Support a Loved One

When someone we care about is going through a difficult time, it can be challenging to know what to say or how to help. We may worry about saying the wrong thing, making things worse, or appearing insensitive. It’s natural to feel this way because we want to offer support and comfort, but we also…

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What is Substance Addiction?

What is substance addiction?At its core, it involves a compulsive need for drugs or alcohol, often leading to continued use despite adverse consequences. It is usually associated with a psychological as well as physical dependence. Identifying the signs of substance addiction is a crucial step toward intervention and recovery. Keep an eye out for these indicators:Behavioral…

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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 good friend and 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…

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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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