COVID 19 has confronted our desire for (and delusions of) predictability and control. Nobody has been here before. What is normal? There certainly is more uncertainty than anybody finds comfortable. Building on the circle of influence we can confront the COVID 19 anxiety.
COVID 19. Working from home. Children too! Yikes! What are you going to do!?
Having our children home for the next few weeks can seem so daunting. Before placing our COVID 19 anxiety and work-from-home-parenting-stress on our children, let us not forget the privilege of spending time with them. A few quick activity ideas to keep the children out of mischief and keep you out of jail. Continue reading Corona: Keeping parents out of jail
If you are born in 2020 and live to be 80 years old, you will live to see the year 3000! I wonder how much the world would have changed by then? Well, the smart thing would be to keep up and continue encouraging ourselves to learn and achieve new things. The SMARTER thing would be to set do-able goals. Here’s how!
Wellness is more than physical or mental health. It refers to holistic wellness – satisfaction with a variety of domains in your life. How well are you? How do you figure it out? And what do you do with that information? Continue reading Wellness as a pizza
Becoming more aware of your mood, monitoring it on a regular basis holds many benefits for both maintaining health, and aiming interventions during periods of mental unwellness. Continue reading Mood monitoring using your phone
Albert Ellis, founder of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy said: “Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.” How is it that we so desperately crave unconditional acceptance, but are so slow to give it to others or ourselves?
Guidelines suggest that adults need approximately 8 hours of sleep everyday. But many struggle to attain the quality of sleep they desire. Here are some (not so secret) suggestions to help you improve the quality of your sleep.
In a world filled with variety and media bombarding you with options, making decisions can be particularly challenging. Mix this with a fear of failure or aversion to uncertainty, and you are set up for experiencing psychological distress to some degree. See how this quick, non-emotive technique can help “Amy” to decide what breakfast she should choose for her family.
Many (if not most) people are challenged by uncertainty and find that it causes anxiety. Persons affected by the Fees Must Fall movement could be experiencing periods of uncertainty (e.g. when will we go back to class, what if I get arrested during a peaceful protest). Here is what you should know about anxiety Continue reading Fees must fall: Anxious, so now what?
1 in 10 persons develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after exposure to a traumatic incident. Traumatic incidents refer to episodes of witnessing or experiencing violence that threaten a human life or human dignity. There has been much speculation about COVID-19 and the traumatic experience some may experience because of it. It is important to be on the lookout for signs and symptoms that indicate that additional support could be beneficial to you. Continue reading PTSD for beginners