Everyone experiences pain in their lifetime. However, many people experience chronic pain that may come in the form of mild pain or pain in short increments or for others it could restrict daily functioning. Chronic pain is not only related to physical impacts, but it can also have a big impact on an individual’s mental health.
How cool would it be to control the ‘weather’ of our minds – but like the outside weather, it is going to do what it’s going to do. When it comes to our minds, it seems to be just chatter, chatter, and more chatter! And unfortunately for most people, a lot of that chatter can make us feel badly about ourselves. So bad thatRead More
A few years ago I got my introduction to mindfulness: an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course. It’s safe to say it changed my life. It not only gave me practical ways to cope with my anxiety and depression, but it also provided me with a new perspective on life.Read More
Everybody experiences change in their lives. Change can come in many forms but as part of our human nature, we normally do not like major changes and fear the unknown and uncertainties.Read More
The past couple of weeks I’ve been dead tired.
Over the last month and a half I’ve had many changes in my life. So many things have changed at once that it has been overwhelming. I’ve taken on new work--two new jobs--and moved house. It's all been a bit stressful. Read More
A list of the top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support services.
Life can be stressful. Over two thirds of people report that their day-to-day stress is unmanageable. But the good news? Stress itself isn't always a bad thing! We can actually use stress to motivate us when tackling our daily challenges. Being aware of our stress can help us in making better decisions about day to day life areas like nutrition, sleep, work load and relationships.Read More
Back in my July blog post I wrote about a new stress management resource called Stresslr that the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre was putting the finishing touches on.Read More