Anxiety affects a lot of us but it isn’t a “one size fits all" illness. It presents itself in wildly different manners for men and women across the globe. Sometimes, anxiety is pacing back and forth, fast breathing, and sweaty palms. Sometimes, anxiety is sitting silently in a chair with tears streaming down your face. Sometimes, anxiety is easy to recognize, and sometimes, you would never know about the inner struggle.Read More
Finding the therapist who truly helped me recover from my eating disorder & literally saved my life was not a walk in the park, to say the least. And to be honest, I don’t really think it’s a walk in the park for anyone.
Accepting that you may need therapy to help cure your mental state, whether it be from an eating disorder, a personality or behavioural disorder or anxiety, is often very hard. Once you accept it, it’s also hard to find the right match. But, do not despair… when you do, it’s a match made in heaven & it all goes up from there!
Today, I want to give you guys a few tips based on my personal experience regarding how I really knew that my second attempt at finding the right therapist was successful! (I know, they say “three’s a charm”, but for me, the second time was!).
I started my therapy at a private eating disorder clinic in Montreal & it wasn’t working out, to say the least. But, I have to say that I really noticed the drastic change & understood why it hadn’t worked out the first time around when I met my second therapist. Let me explain!Read More
At this time of year, it’s typical to focus on physical workouts and aesthetics, but how is your mental fitness? With a ton of tools, apps and journals, not to mention videos and programs like TED Talks that focus on productivity, positivity, self-reflection and growth it seems all we have to do is simply make time to commit to the practice. But it’s not always that easy and with so many options out there, where do you begin? It’s one of the things, Marc Champagne, co-founder of the app KYO wanted to help people with. KYO is a mental fitness app that combines curated content with guided self-reflection that you can use anywhere. Marc shares with us more about the app and his tips on how to get started working on your mental fitness.Read More
Yes, there are moments of sunshine and blue skies, and those special days where there’s a snow-like blanket that covers the concrete jungle we call home... But sometimes, it’s just damn gloomy. That gloominess can seep into your mood, and for some, it can result in SAD; seasonal affective disorder. Even if you aren’t diagnosed with SAD, I think it’s safe to say we all get affected by the winter blues throughout our Canadian freeze-out.Read More