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    Self-care is intentionally taking time to do something healthy that energizes you. Sounds

    simple, right? But if we’re honest, we don't often prioritize ourselves because we've

    been told a LOT of false things about self-care. Here are...

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    The “fight or flight” response is a physiological reaction that occurs when faced with something terrifying - either mentally or physically. In the face of a threat, we release hormones that prepare our bodies to stay and fight a thre...

    By now, many of us are starting to settle into the new year. Many have already set their resolutions and are beginning to work towards making changes and reaching goals. Over the years, I have found the traditional New Year’s resolutions are not ideal for me. Repeatedl...

    December 19, 2017

    So, we have reached the end of another year. For many, the end of the year brings along reflection, feelings of accomplishment and excitement for what’s ahead in the new year. This season may also bring challenging feelings such as sadness, anxiety and pure exhaustion!

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    December 12, 2017

    I used to co-lead a body acceptance group, and part of the “check-in” for the group was that each member had to say something positive about the way their body looked. It was a difficult exercise for them because most of them were so used to mentally berating their bod...

    Can we go ahead and name the elephant in the room about the holiday season? Holidays are extremely hard after the loss of a loved one. And they’re not just hard the year of the loss, they’re hard every single year after, too.

    For a season so focused on gathering with fa...

    October 21, 2017

    As the season of Pumpkin Spice Latte’s (PSL’s) is here it can only mean one thing, the Holidays are quickly approaching!  Try and resist the urge to have the Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving; a picture-perfect Holiday card to send out, the perfect presents for all your fam...

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