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How to Support A Loved One That Has Cancer

At some point in your life, you may sadly discover that your family member or friend has cancer. Even if you are not the one experiencing it yourself, I know firsthand that the indirect impact of this diagnosis can be truly taxing. As I acknowledge both Lung Cancer Awareness Month and, on the last day of November, Stomach Cancer Awareness Day, I urge you to understand how you can support those you care about through this trying time.

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My Child Is Being Bullied, What Can I Do?

Bullying is something no parent ever wants their child to go through. Whether you’ve experienced it firsthand and know the psychological or physical scars it can leave on one’s self, or you’ve heard or read about the devastating outcomes it can lead to in the news recently, bullying has become a pervasive reality for many of our youth. In today’s digital age, bullying continues to occur well beyond the confines of school property, and can enter the safety net of your home via technology.

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Encouraging Someone to Get the Help They Need

At some point in our lives, we’ve all come across an individual experiencing a mental health issue. Keeping with the theme of suicide prevention, which is the focus of World Mental Health Day on October 10th, I’d like to highlight ways that you can recognize the signs of a mental health issue, what you can do to help, and how to determine the right time to reach out.

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5 Ways To Empower Students Through SAP Services

The summer has flown by. Students have registered for their courses, are settling into their dorms, and are making the final preparations for their new classes! As exciting as this time of year can be for some students, I know that it can be incredibly stressful for others, especially when starting a new school, new curriculum, moving out of your family home for the first time, making new friends, and then finally, having a workload that begins to pile up.

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Achieving a Work/Life Balance: Can it Be Done?

Finding the right work/life balance that works for you is one of the greatest challenges any professional will encounter. I don’t know about you, but even when I’m trying to relax, I find that my mind is going a mile a minute, calculating what I need to accomplish, even when I’m trying to spend time with my family and friends. …

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Planning Your Vacation For Your Mental Health

You spend a lot of your time planning quarterly meetings, booking appointments, and arranging your day-to-day life; why not plan your ultimate vacation as well? When you’re completely overwhelmed by the amount of work on your plate, I find that...

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Taking Time to Unplug

When was the last time that you truly took the time to decompress? Can you remember when you last powered-off your phone, shut down your computer, and took the time to enjoy life outside of the plugged-in, digital world that we’ve become so accustomed to? We’ve all...

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Why Do So Many Students Have Anxiety Disorders?

I’ve seen how anxiety can impact a person’s daily life. Students are currently experiencing anxiety on a significant scale, particularly in their post-secondary school lives. The transition from grade school to independent living…

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Preparing for Summer Success

Some students may choose to continue their studies over the summer, instead of taking the time off. Though the reasons for doing so varies, many students are looking to get ahead in their degree…

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The Mental Toll of Chronic Pain

In Canada, nearly 1.5 million people are affected by chronic pain every year. I’ve seen this debilitating issue take a toll not just on clients’ physical wellbeing …

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