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Ways to Boost and Lift Your Mood

Articles | Stress | Stress Management | Wellness Tip

Many factors can impact our mood, whether it be the weather, relationship dynamics, stress, nutrition, poor sleep, hormones, the need for a break or our physical environment. Here are some ways that may help boost your mood when you need a pick me up:   GET SOME FRESH AIR AND SUNSHINE  Being outside in nature helps...

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What to do when you have NO Motivation

Articles | Stress Management | Wellness Tip | Work

Everyone experiences the feeling of being overwhelmed at some point of our lives, whether it has resulted from deadlines at work, big semesters at university or a general over commitment to tasks in daily life. Often when it hits, we find ourselves with no motivation for the tasks and may even find ourselves flat. It...

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Morning Routines

Blog | Self | Stress Management | Wellness Tip

Mornings – you either fall into the category of loving them or finding them a bit of a struggle to get going. Did you know that your morning routine can create mental stability and set the pace for the day? With plans in place, you will accomplish more tasks as you are able to delegate...

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Adverse Childhood Experiences

Mental Health | Psychology

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences?  The term used to describe all types of abuse, neglect, and other potentially traumatic experiences that occur to people under the age of 18, is called Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). What effect do Adverse Childhood Experiences have? In the late 90’ there was a major study of over 17,000 people in...

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What is Trauma?

Mental Health | Psychology

When something particularly scary or sad happens to you, this is described as trauma. However, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is not the only mental health concern that is related to traumatic events.  Irritability, fearfulness, and low mood are common symptoms after trauma. A range of mental health problems, addictive behaviours, and unhealthy coping strategies can also occur...

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