It’s just 33 days until Christmas and I have a love-hate relationship with the holiday: on the one hand, I feel excited, especially as this year my husband and I are going to be grandparents in a few days. (EEEEK!)
But on the other hand, I feel anxious, worried about being able to be happy and feel connected with my loved ones despite being part of a very loving and caring family. And I am not alone. The holiday season has a habit of conjuring up complex emotions and the more people I speak with, the more I find that many have this paradoxical rollercoaster at holiday time.
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What is mental illness and how it is diagnosed?
Good mental health is an essential part of having a healthy life. Understanding emotions, thoughts and how our minds function are integral keys to sustaining mental wellness but we don’t always find ourselves as well as we feel we should be. Continue reading “Mental Illness 101: Understanding the Basics”
Christmas is not far off and it’s easy to get caught up in the swing of things and forget about looking after ourselves.
The holiday season can be particularly tough for people with mental health concerns and the stress of relationships at this time can have a significant impact on how well we manage the flow of family visits, food, holiday silliness and general wellbeing. Continue reading “Mental Health Strategies to Keep You Well at Christmas”
With terminology like lifestyle medicine, self-care, mindfulness and inner healing being thrown around these days, it’s easy to become saturated and confused with what ‘being well’ really means anymore.
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