A Light At The End Of Depression

A Light At The End Of Depression

As summer begins to wind down, we are seeing less and less of the sun. Some of us are beginning to think about the things we will need to do to prepare for winter but may not think about the impact of sunlight in our lives.

There are a number of interesting light devices available that claim to have a positive effect on mood. Research supporting the use of light therapy for the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) has been ...

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Being a Dog Owner Impacts Your Health

Being a Dog Owner Impacts Your Health

For those of you who are animal lovers, you may appreciate the companionship and love you receive from having a pet. Some of you may have grown up with pets and has therefore learned to associate the presence of the pet with your daily life. Clients often report that the stability and unconditional devotion they give and receive in a loving pet relationship is difficult to match.

Interestingly, research has shown that love and companionship are not the only things that ...

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Just Breathe

Just Breathe

Sometimes stress is unavoidable. It could be that the kids are fighting with each other (again!), a work colleague is annoying you, or that your boss is putting a lot of pressure on you. No matter the cause you find your body getting tense, your heart beating faster, your breaths shorter and your brain unable to function as you need it to. In that moment, you are incapable of being as productive as normal.

Why does stress occur?

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Good Stress Versus Bad Stress

Good Stress Versus Bad Stress

Is there such a thing as good stress you may ask? The answer is a resounding, “Yes.” If we did not experience any stress, what would our daily life look like? Perhaps, on the surface, it may seem divine to be stress-free until we realize that we go about all our activities at one speed without any extra drive for one activity over another. This is where “good” stress comes in.

Good Stress

To experience stress is to be human ...

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