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Couples Troubles

Many couples enjoy the change of pace that summer brings. Vacations, musical festivals, cottage getaways with family and lots of outdoor BBQs are occasions to enjoy life and create happy memories. But these can also be times when relationship troubles are camouflaged, then dealt with later. Is this you? Sad but true, a time to [...]

Headaches and Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Headaches and Pain Dr. Eva Fisher D. Ed., C. Psych It’s upsetting to go to your family doctor for help with headaches, or any pain, and to be told that there is no obvious cause or medical reason for them. You might consider seeing another doctor, only to hear similar conclusions.  Since the headache (or [...]

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Cory, a veteran police officer, draws his gun just as a bullet whizzes through his hair, grazing his scalp. Emma, a bank employee freezes when a gunman holds her hostage for several hours in the safe room. Anthony, a military officer in Afghanistan, runs through crossfire to retrieve the corpses of his buddies. [...]

Anxious Moms, Anxious Kids

“Your children are not your children, they are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself” -Kalil Gibran From the moment they realize they are pregnant, women often shift from being “me” to being a “mom-and-child”. This is re-enforced through the early years, and most mothers feel both pride and pangs of separation when [...]

Online dating facts and fictions 2015

In the 2012 Quebec film Roméo Eleven, a shy young man with cerebral palsy and a slight limp poses as a successful businessman in an evolving romance with an online girlfriend.  In real life, he is a part-time bus boy at his father’s restaurant.  Online he tells his girlfriend that important business trips and client [...]

Stealing the spotlight from performance anxiety

Finally, it’s time. The moment you have been preparing for and dreading is here. There are butterflies in your stomach, you begin to perspire and you feel a little breathless. It’s your time to perform. While many people, even seasoned performers have butterflies, there is a difference between nervous anticipation and paralyzing anxiety.  Paralyzing anxiety [...]

By | 2014-12-23T11:56:45+00:00 December 22nd, 2014|Anxiety & Stress|2 Comments

Growing Concerns: Mental Health of University Students

Warren was nervous in the car on the way home from the airport after being kicked out of university. Warren could tell his dad was furious. The silence, the set of his jaw, the way he drove the car faster than usual all the way home. He didn’t need his dad to remind him  how [...]

By | 2014-05-05T14:35:49+00:00 March 24th, 2014|Anxiety & Stress, Parenting, Sleep, Teens|1 Comment