Burnout is a form of exhaustion that results from chronic emotional, physical and mental stress. It can lead to negative outcomes for both educators and students. Here’s how to prevent burnout.
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!
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.
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.
It’s a pretty huge step to move out for the first time. Add in all of the new COVID-19 safety protocols, and your new school world is even stranger. The good news is that there are still ways to make new friends and learn cope with any loneliness you may experience.
Of all of the things your professors, mentors, and lecturers tried to prepare you for during school, graduating during a pandemic probably wasn’t one of them.
Grieving the loss of a loved one is a painful process that can feel both numbing, and all encompassing. Dealing with COVID-19 restrictions adds a whole other dimension to the already complicated process that is grief.
There are just so many ways that you as a man are told to keep your feelings to yourself. From a very young age men are conditioned to feel ashamed of having emotions. Guys are under enormous pressure to be seen as strong, no matter what they’re feeling inside.
As more and more people receive their vaccinations, the possibility of resuming social interactions, commuting, office life, and indoor dining is moving towards us like clouds on a windy day. This is exciting for some folks, but not everyone. For more than a few folks, the thought of returning to the weekday commute, enduring family parties, or having to see the boss face to face on a regular basis can be dread inducing.
Are men really in need? Yes. Old, gendered beliefs around men needing to always be “strong” and that they should keep their problems to themselves have prevented many guys from asking for help. Among Canadians of all ages, four of every five suicides are male. The silence around depression and anxiety is harming our husbands, boyfriends, brothers, uncles, nephews, colleagues, and friends.
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