Posts tagged anxiety
HIH: Ask A Therapist (Balanced Mindset, Relationship Advice, and More)

We live in a culture where we have endless deadlines, tasks and commitments demanding our time, attention and energy. On top of these commitments, we are striving to live a healthy and balanced life. We schedule regular work out classes, or go to the gym to keep our bodies healthy and well. Unfortunately we forget to set some time aside for our mental health. The key to solving life's problems is therapy, but don't worry if you don't have time to schedule regular therapy sessions! We're here to bring therapy to YOU by answering your questions every week, hopefully facilitating some introspection and change. 

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My Struggle With Anxiety

Mental health was never a topic of conversation. I didn’t understand it and couldn’t relate to it. High school did not prepare me for what I would encounter. 

My roommate in first year college experienced anxiety, and I didn’t get it. She would get upset and tell me she couldn’t write her paper or go to the gym. I was so confused. I didn’t get it until I started to feel it. 

I didn’t realize that everything that was happening, happened on the inside. 

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What I Wish You Knew About Anxiety

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. 

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The Truth Behind My Travel Experiences

From early infancy I have been a frequent flyer with trips back and forth to Ireland to see family, school trips, adventures with friends, and a (very) long distance relationship. Although I never used to have issues with flying, as I grew up so did my nerves surrounding traveling. I am writing this shortly after a trip to visit my father in France and some of these feeling are still quite fresh in my memory.

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How to Know You’ve Found “The One” (& by “The One”, I Mean… Therapist!)

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!

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