Stress and Anxiety in Parents of  Children With Additional Needs A personal story 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…

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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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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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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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