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Family Counseling: Bringing Parents & Children Together

Dealing with family issues can be an exhausting ordeal. Many factors are under consideration in the process. Emotions, experiences, outlooks, and individual conditions all play a role. Couple these factors with the fact that all the family members need to be taken into account. All these make family issues more challenging to deal with. There…

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Is Your Emotional State Affecting Your Sleep? (And Vice-Versa?)

Sleep is an essential part of our lives. Thanks to sleep, our bodies and brains recover from the stresses and tolls that the day brings. Sleep is when your body repairs all the damage that it can. Naturally, not getting enough sleep can seriously harm the body as a result. Lack of sleep has many…

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How to Know Whether You Have an Addiction (and How to Treat It)

If we were to address addiction a century ago, we would have been talking about a moral failing rooted in one’s personality. Thankfully, therapy and counselling have evolved over time, and addiction (be it alcohol, drugs or other substances & activities) is today regarded as an illness. Addiction has been categorized this way thanks to…

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The Benefits and ROI of Career Counselling

According to a study by Accountemps, workers are disengaged in their jobs about 28 percent of the time. Research in 2015 also found that 51% of Canadians are not happy with their current work. Though fewer workers in North America are now looking to change their jobs in 2019, studies show that 34 percent of…

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How to Recognize When You Or a Loved One Could Benefit From Therapy

Not everyone has a positive predisposition towards counselling and therapy. Contrary to what some people may believe, one does not have to be ‘crazy’ or be ‘deficient’ to seek therapy. We all have a coping mechanism when problems and stress come into our lives. However, there are times when we may need professional support when…

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Valentine’s Day Tips to Strengthen Your Relationship

  There is no one-size-fits-all solution to strengthening your relationship with your loved one. Just as every individual is different, the way they deal and approach relationships vary as well. Relationships can be challenging and complicated, but the rewards you get from a healthy connection is immense. In a relationship, you get a life partner and…

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The Real Addictive Capacity of E-Cigarettes (Vapes)

Is Vaping Addictive? Yes, although vaping is advertised as a go-to method to quit smoking cigarettes, most of the e-liquids used to vape still contains the main addictive ingredient found in cigarettes, nicotine. Vapes may be just as addicting if not more addicting than some cigarettes. The “e-juices” or main liquid that is turned into…

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Highly Successful People Are at Higher Risk for Depression

One of the largest myths about depression is that it escapes the lives of successful people, that only people who are poor or come from tough upbringings are prone to depression. In fact, studies show that highly successful individuals such as CEOs may be depressed at more than double the rate of the average population…