The Strength in You

Sometimes it’s hard to recognize and observe our strengths at the same level we recognize and observe our weaknesses. Yet, balance is necessary in order for us to fully appreciate our lives. Perhaps for a long time, our mindset has been accustomed to more easily seeing and judging our own weaknesses. Although we may notContinue reading “The Strength in You”

Positive Mental Health

Mental health is an increasingly important topic in today’s society, especially in relation to practicing and maintaining positive mental health. In recent years, there has been a surge in the abundance of resources and education around positive thinking, mindfulness, and healthy self-care practices. However, did you know that the study of positive mental health hasContinue reading “Positive Mental Health”

In Search of Mindfulness

How often do you find yourself turning on the TV to “see what’s on” and end up watching it for 3 hrs? Or aimlessly scroll through social media only to realize an hour has passed by? These habitual autopilot experiences may provide short term pleasure, but often distracts us from what’s happening in our ownContinue reading “In Search of Mindfulness”

The Key to Resiliency

To be resilient is to “bounce back” from a significant risk, adversity, or stressor, and return to your relatively normal functioning life. When faced with adversity, safe coping methods are applied, and positive outcomes soon follow. Research shows that there is no timeline and no set period for finding strength, resilient behaviours, and coping skills.Continue reading “The Key to Resiliency”

Coping with Stress and Avoiding Burnout

Today’s blog post is written by a featured guest, Ryan McBurney: The phenomenon of ‘burnout’ is a psychological syndrome that results in mental, emotional, and physical exhaustion that deteriorates your work productivity and performance. Burnout is a consequence of a prolonged response to chronic interpersonal stressors on the job. Now, with that said, I amContinue reading “Coping with Stress and Avoiding Burnout”