Category: Emotions and Moods

When Someone Asks “How are You” & You Say, “I’m Fine,” Are You Really?

This week is Mental Health Week in Canada. And how timely given the challenging times of this global pandemic. The overarching message for the year is the importance of social connection on mental health. A message that’s difficult to heed when we’re trying to protect ourselves and others by physical distancing.

So the Canadian Mental Health Association’s campaign is for everyone to “#GetReal about how we feel and lean on each other for support, even if it has to be from afar.

So often we’re used to covering how we’re feeling with the words ‘I’m fine.’ When we do that, we’re choosing not to share our truth, and so preventing opportunities for real social connections and missing out on meaningful connections.… Read the rest

8 Stress Free Scents with Essential Oils

Aromatherapy for Stress and anxiety

Aromatherapy is one of the most pleasant ways to calm ourselves and feel better. It’s quick, fast and easy because our sense of smell triggers powerful physical and emotional responses.

Inhaling Essential oils for Stress

When an essential oil is inhaled your body responds by regulating heart rate, breathing patterns and blood pressure. Since chronic stress can suppress the immune system over time it’s beneficial to practice daily calming techniques and Essential oils is a pleasant option.

Use in your bath or shower, as a direct inhalation, hot water vapor, vaporizer or humidifier, fan, spray or with a diffuser.… Read the rest

S.A.D., Seasonal Affected Disorder

Is it SAD or the Winter Blues?

Have you been feeling sad lately? Having issues with sleep? Waking up tired? And generally feeling ‘blah’?

This could be common symptoms that many experience in the fall and winter seasons in varying degrees. Or it could be the more intense depression of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) the emotional and physical changes that come on with the darker seasons. These are gradual for most but if you’re suffering from SAD the changes will be obvious and more extreme.

What is SAD?

SAD is a cyclical depressive period during the fall and winter seasons attributed to the lack of light.

The sooner you can recognize this is not just mood changes but could also be a health problem the better chance you have of helping yourself or someone else. … Read the rest

Do Your Inner Thoughts Often Sound Judgemental and Critical?

<p>If you find yourself in self-judgement and shame, such as thinking “I’m not good enough,” you’re not …

When Someone Asks “How are You” & You Say, “I’m Fine,” Are You Really?

<p>This week is <a href="http://www.mentalhealthweek.ca">Mental Health Week in Canada</a>. And how timely given the challenging …

tools to calm anxiety

Two Tools to Calm Anxiety

<p style="margin: 0cm; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="color: #0e101a;">The following are two simple tools you can …