Category: Self-Care

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The Holidays, why do they hurt? And what can we do about it?

Maybe you are overwhelmed with a shit ton of stress and anxiety. And of course you are! Not only do you fear your in-laws’ opinions of you this year (or godforbid your own family’s opinion), you’re just trying to be grateful that you didn’t have an underlying health concern that would have made surviving COVID less likely. You’re not sure you have hope in the future of the world anymore. You’re not sure what to believe from news sources anymore. You’re trying to not believe the filters and fake faces you see on Instagram but can’t help but feel inherently flawed.

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How to Cope with the Winter Blues

The holidays are often a source of sadness for those who do not have family or friends to share their time with, for those who are grieving the loss of their loved one/s, for those who are without a home or food to eat, and for those who have difficult memories of previous holidays.

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Let Nature Nurture You

Most medical and mental health professionals are on the same page these days when it comes to recognizing the therapeutic benefits of spending time in nature. Have you ever spent time outdoors and noticed a peaceful feeling or a sense of mental clarity? For me personally, time in nature is a major part of my lifestyle and wellbeing.

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Leaning in Versus Resisting Our Emotions

We resist our pain in so many ways, often because we don’t feel worthy of something different -something better; we feel too “broken” or we don’t believe that healing from our trauma is even possible. Sometimes our trauma story is the only story we know – our identity. Our safe and cozy cocoon of familiarity.

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Mindfulness for Beginners

The aim of mindfulness is to increase awareness so that we can respond to situations with choice rather than react automatically or impulsively. We do that by practicing to become more aware of where our attention is, and deliberately changing the focus of attention, over and over again.

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