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.
The worldwide pandemic has impacted the lives of everyone since it began to take hold at the start of 2020, and that includes new parents and mother-to-be. Social isolation, wearing a mask during labour and fears of a deadly virus was definitely not how any woman imagined their pregnancy and early postpartum months with their newborn
Lessons Learned: My Journey into Private Practice I began my journey to create a social work private practice in NS back in January 2016. I recently celebrated my one-year anniversary, as a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in private practice on July 18, 2017. The...
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