|Most of us have taken the guidance of many people since we were children. We might call them teachers, coaches, mentors or guides. These terms are often used interchangeably so that we think of them as the same.
|By now we have all heard about self-care and all the amazing benefits it has to offer. But have you heard of the term emotional self-care?
|If you want to change the way you feel, change the way you are sitting or standing. A recent study found that your posture has a direct correlation on how you feel mentally. Unfortunately, for people with back pain, this option might not always be available.
|COVID-19 has taken its toll on pretty much everything, from the obvious things like the population’s health and the economy, to the not-so-obvious like people’s stress and anxiety levels. By using stress management techniques, you’ll be able to keep a positive mind during quarantine, even if you’re in a place with spikes and subsequent stiff restrictions.
|Deciding to give yourself a total life makeover doesn’t mean you have to sign up for Extreme Makeover. Besides the fact that the show was cancelled in 2007 (yes, I just now realized that 10+ years later), you shouldn’t want to turn yourself into Barbie nor have a midlife crisis as inspiration to improve yourself, mentally and physically. Sometimes, it’s easy to fall into a rut given the routine of life, am I right?
|Fact: A 2018 survey by the Federal Reserve indicated 40% of Americans would not be able to cover a $400 emergency. In Canada, household debt rose in the first quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold of the economy.
|Anger is an emotion or a feeling that can either move mountains when channeled properly or create havoc when left unattended. Anger is not always bad; it is not always a negative emotion as widely believed. Healthy and just anger can help you stand up for someone or for a worthy cause.
|Trauma is defined as a "psychological, emotional response to an event or an experience that is deeply distressing or disturbing" and importantly, trauma can experience from a range of experiences. An individual may go through an event that leaves them emotionally shattered, yet this same event may not be experienced as deeply distressed or disturbed by others. Therefore, a trauma response is very unique to each individual.
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