How to have an alcohol-free festive season For many of us, alcohol is an essential part of the festive season.  Sharing a drink with coworkers, friends, or family is tradition – and then of course, if some of those people get to you, you might feel you really need to drink to survive a party or dinner…

I had a thought today about falling in love. Falling in love suggests that once you become in love you, you have fallen for someone, you are not single anymore. The visual of one fainting or feeling whoosy comes to mind. Falling means that you are going down, you are plummetting, you are dropping. My…

Absolutely… NOT… I am not perfect; I am not infallible, unflappable or stoic; I lack confidence and have fragile self-esteem; I am indecisive and can procrastinate as much, if not more than anyone else; I am not always calm, carefree, and happy; I do not have a life which is free from stress, anxiety or…

Setting boundaries is an essential part of maintaining healthy relationships and ensuring our needs are met. As a therapist, I often encounter individuals who struggle with this aspect of their personal and emotional lives. This struggle can lead to feelings of being taken advantage of, disrespected, or even abused. However, it’s crucial to understand that…

The concept or perhaps the notion of motion, while it stems from physics, has a far deeper and philosophical element to it, of which our mental health is dependent.   Motion is beyond something that we just “do”.  As motion is something that we take little notice of until we are literally motionless. Just like when…

https://www.inspireamind.net/elevating-by-celebrating-mood/Elevating by Celebrating Anticipatory Anxiety & Initial Worry As we encounter birthdays, engagements, weddings, graduations, holidays and many other milestones; gatherings can bring both joy and anxiety. Some people find excitement, enjoyment and a sense of community in large celebrations. There are other people that can feel overwhelmed, anxious or even “frozen” by the prospect…

By SokyaHealth clinician When you fantasize about the perfect love, what are its qualities? Noninterference and a sense of freedom? Reliability and mutual trust? Loyalty and undivided attention? Validation and unconditional acceptance? Love is Love is….Love…? In her book All About Love, Bell Hooks asserts that we do not have a concrete, universal definition of Love.…

Back in the early 2000s, my teenage years were…difficult. As a transracial adoptee, living in White Suburbia, my identity formation was particularly fragmented, my urges to numb outweighed my hopes for the future, and my sense of belonging was built on self-betrayal as I attempted to fit in. My inner teen is beside herself as…

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