Reflections

The Mental Health Benefits Of Pets

The Mental Health Benefits Of Pets

Bringing a pet into the family can benefit your mental health while naturally introducing positive lifestyle changes that can also provide mental health benefits. Having a dog, a cat, or even a pet pig can offer a sense of belonging by expanding your social circle, increasing exercise, which will lower stress and symptoms of anxiety and depression, and boosting your entire family’s mental health.

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Creating Your Own Holiday Traditions

Creating Your Own Holiday Traditions

As an adult, you are allowed, and encouraged to create your own holiday traditions for your home and family (be that children, significant others, friends or beloved pets). Creating new holiday traditions is something you should take time to think through, with what will be supportive for your mental health in mind. Read more for tips on how to make your holidays a supportive time!

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Unexpected Benefits of Online Counselling

Unexpected Benefits of Online Counselling

Online therapy is more accessible than ever before. In the past few years, more people around the world have learned about the benefits of online counselling. As someone who’s been providing therapy exclusively online since 2017, I’m thrilled that folks are more open to trying a form of therapy that I know can be just as effective as face to face, while removing barriers that can prevent people from being open to seeing a therapist.

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How To Navigate Big Changes

How To Navigate Big Changes

Big changes can bring up a lot of feelings, both positive and uncomfortable ones. Some examples of large life changes are retirement, graduation, adult children moving out of the home, divorce, the death of a parent. How can you move through these life-altering moments with resilience and self-compassion? Mindfulness may help.

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