The Death of George Floyd: How to Take Care of Your Mental Health When Things Get Ugly?

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The Death of George Floyd: How to Take Care of Your Mental Health When Things Get Ugly?

Ugly news isn't anything unusual, and yet so far this year has been exceptional in its bleakness with the daily updates on the new COVID-19 virus. This week, we hit a new low on ugly-news, with the death of George Floyd, another unarmed Black man who was pinned to the ground by the knee of a white officer in Minneapolis,...[ read more ]

Is Alcohol Making Me Angry?

Getting drunk and drinking way too much, is culturally acceptable. For every individual drinker, there is a group of drinkers, who make the drinker think that everyone else drinks that way. Alcohol and anger, go hand-in-hand. Where there is alcohol, there is a loosening of restraint and inhibitions, and with that comes an ease in expressing hot emotions. Some people...[ read more ]

Why Do I Get So Angry?

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There’s a little boy. He’s not much more than 2, or 3-years-old. He’s sitting on the floor playing with his trucks. He has a favorite; it’s blue, bright blue, like kids’ toys often are. He fills the truck with small items, to ferry to, and from, the sofa to the shelf. He’s caught up in his imagination, focused on the...[ read more ]

How Do I Stop Being So Angry?

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If you google, ‘how to stop being so angry,’ you will find numerous blogs with a list of to-dos to help you control your anger. What makes this blog different is that it helps you to work out what is going on deep down inside you. It isn’t so much about practical tips, such as walking away, and breathing, you...[ read more ]

How to Help Your Child Manage Their Anxiety

For many, childhood is the most wondrous and exciting time in a person’s life. But even when a child is growing in a loving and stable family environment, they can feel fear and anxiety. Think back on your childhood. Everything new was something to be not-so-sure of. It was easy to feel a bit anxious on the first day of...[ read more ]

How to Reduce Conflict in My Relationship

He’s driving you crazy. You want to show him the door. She is getting at you to clean out the garage, and you just want to sit and have a beer – but there’s nowhere to hide. Life in isolation with your nearest and dearest isn’t turning out so great. You are used to your own space. You are used...[ read more ]

How Telehealth May Change the Future of Therapy

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A while back there was a very funny television show starring Lisa Kudrow (ditzy Phoebe from Friends) called “Web Therapy.” It was an improvised show and Lisa played a therapist who treated her patients over the Internet. Hence the title of the show. Well, back when the show was on, the idea of treating mental health patients via a webcam...[ read more ]

How to Cope with the Stress and Anxiety Caused by COVID-19

If you’re like most people, you are doing your best to stay calm during COVID-19 pandemic. But that can feel incredibly difficult at times. When not worrying about friends and loved one’s health, there’s also the conflicting information provided by the media and the economic ramifications of the virus that have people on edge. Signs of Emotional Distress and 6...[ read more ]

3 Things We Can Be Sure Of

We are now at the end of the third week of ‘social distancing,’ and the closing down of all non-essential businesses and services. Our thoughts and best wishes are with all of you, as you face the challenges of living moment by moment through this crisis, living in close proximity with your family – with no escapes, and no child-care,...[ read more ]

5 Foods to Keep Your Immune System Strong

As the events of COVID-19 continue to unfold, many of us are focusing on how we can keep ourselves and our families as healthy as possible. While social distancing and increased handwashing can be very effective at stopping the spreading of the Coronavirus, it is equally important to keep our immune systems strong. With this in mind, here are some...[ read more ]

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