The implications of substance use on an individual’s life can be profound and it is likely that many different aspects of their well-being will be affected. There can be an infinite number of negative consequences as a result of substance use for individuals’ physical, mental and social well-being. Even if individuals may be aware of these negative effects that substance use can bring about, it can nevertheless be difficult to discontinue it. One of the main reasons for this has to do with the effects of substances on the brain.Read More
Work can mean many different things to many different people. For some people, work is a place of joy and a symbol of personal growth and achievement. For others, work is something that just needs to be done to earn a living. Despite the numerous perspectives on the personal meaning of work however, one common aspect for a lot of people is work stress. No matter what field people work in, whether it is engineering, retail or counselling, workplace stress is something that everyone experiences at some point in their professional lives. Keep in mind that the intensity and persistence of that stress can vary from person to person.Read More
Letting go of the past, Living in the Present Letting go of the past, living in the present may be one of the most difficult things we do. We all have a story, and that story is our past. Our past defines and shapes who we are, and what we believe. Our past does not control us. We can choose a path of letting go of the past, to live in the present. So, what does this mean, it means that you are no longer going to let the past influence your today. We are choosing to not be controlled…Read More
Parenting a child with anxiety can be difficult at times. It can raise our own fears and anxieties. Keep reading to find out more about children and anxiety. Children and Anxiety All children experience anxiety at some point. Normal anxiety and nervousness appear when children are faced with unfamiliar or challenging situations, and a sensitive parent can listen to a child’s fears and encourage them to approach the challenge step-by-step, with appropriate support. Normal, manageable anxiety is one of the many hallmarks of growing up. Parenting a Child with Anxiety Some level of anxiety is normal for everyone, even children. …Read More
It is that time of year when many may start feeling the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder. As they days get shorter, it is darker earlier, and we don’t spend as much time outside, we may feel our mood shift. So, what is seasonal affective disorder? Seasonal Affective Disorder Mood changes with the seasonal changes. This usually occurs late fall and then starts improving in the spring. Many people find they are more tired, irritable, appetite changes, weight gain. It is possible to have the opposite of this, and experience onset of depressed mood closer to the summer months, ending…Read More
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