In the words of the great spiritual teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”   As I stop and reflect on the recent devastation that the outbreak of COVID 19 has…

“Self-care means giving yourself permission to pause.” ~ Cecilia Tran   “By Taking care of myself I have so much more to offer the world than when I am running on empty.” ~ Ali Washington   The outbreak of the coronavirus may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety can make one feel overwhelmed and…

Confinement and Alcohol Have we been drinking more? Canadians have increasingly turned to alcohol during their hours of self-isolation and distancing. That’s the conclusion of a Nanos Research survey commissioned by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. The survey conducted between March 30 and April 2, shows that fully 25% of Canadians aged…

Purchase: Emotional Wound First Aid Kit If you answered YES to more than one of these questions, there is reason to suspect that an emotional injury, wound or pain is present in your life. I often suppress my feelings. I choose to keep hurtful events a secret. I hold anger or resentment. I have trouble trusting…

originally published by https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/food-body-love  June18, 2019 Never has food and weight evoked such emotion and been such a moral issue. As part of the “war on obesity” some have blamed food addiction as the cause of increasing weight of Americans—and sugar is being compared to Big Tobacco. There are even grumblings of a class action suit against food industry…

I’ve had an interesting coming together of influences this week to inspire today’s topic (in the end only a minor detour from our Editorial Calendar). I had a request to write about addiction, and of course today is World Mental Health Day… So, I’ve decided to combine these and write about them in our usual…