Anxiety, what is it? how to control it?

The word anxiety has become more and more common in our vocabulary, especially in recent times with all the health and economic challenges we have been facing. So, what exactly is it? Anxiety is when you are caught in an endless cycle of negative thinking that doesn’t allow you to see things clearly, and keeps…

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Parental Stress and Anxiety

Stress and Anxiety in Parents of  Children With Additional Needs As a mother of a cochlear implanted young adult, I can look back and remember the many times when my emotional and mental health was put to the test. My experiences with regards to my son’s special additional needs and my own struggle with stress…

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Self-Care is a Necessity

Do you think self-care is a luxury? Too busy to take a needed break? Too many things to do to allow yourself to stop for short rest? Too many things or too many people depending on you? Do you assure yourself that you will stop when everything is done? When deep down you know that…

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Stress, Anxiety and Depression, how are they linked?

Normal Stress and Anxiety We all have moments of stress and anxiety at different times, and that is perfectly normal. Both stress and anxiety perform a valuable task of keeping us safe. They are part of our sophisticated survival mechanism. It is almost impossible to go through life without having experienced some stress or anxiety…

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The Benefits of Dogs for Mental Health

How do dogs benefit mental health? Well, there is plenty of research demonstrating the benefits of dogs, and other pets, on many aspects of mental health. Dogs are particularly helpful because the provide routine and regular exercise to their owners. However, the list of beneficial effects is more extensive as you will see. Although I…

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