Positive psychology researchers have found that people that savor activities of daily life report higher levels of happiness and satisfaction. The 5 x 5 Technique is a simple practice that can help us break out of automatic pilot and open us up to the full… Read More »Finding Sunshine Series: The 5X5 Technique
Did you know that people who report feeling happy more often than not practice happiness on purpose? We can all experiment with adding something pleasant or even joyful into our day. It can be helpful to start a list made up of: •small, easy things… Read More »Finding Sunshine Series: List Of Joy
Take some time during your day to pay attention to your body. How we hold and move our bodies makes a difference. It can add to stress that is already there or dial it back a notch. Here is a little head to toe check:… Read More »Finding Sunshine Series: Tiny tips to brighten your day.
We extend our solidarity and condolences during this devastating time to the First Nations community in Tk’emlúpste te Secwépemc territory and across this land. We are shocked and saddened by the reports of the discovery of the remains of 215 children, some young as three, at… Read More »STATEMENT FROM APNS: Justice for 215 Indigenous Children and All Survivors of Residential Schools
I don’t know if you have noticed, but that little running dialogue inside of our heads can change how we feel in an instant, for better or for worse. If we acknowledge an achievement, or accept something nice that has been said to us, we… Read More »So How Do You Talk To Yourself?
Change is difficult. Much of what we do as therapists is to help people adapt during major life events and big changes in their lives. Immigrants face some big challenges when moving to a new country. Some typical struggles include language barriers, loss of support… Read More »Coping with Loneliness as an Immigrant
We have been social distancing for nearly 2 months now. And while there are now talks of a slow plan towards reopening, there is still no clear end in sight for the implementation of strategies to manage COVID-19. Some of you may have mastered your… Read More »Zoom Your Way Back On Track
While we as Nova Scotians are just starting to grapple with the unthinkable loss of 22 our own, we are now faced with the tragic loss of 6 of our military members. A friend of mine asked: “How much more can we take?” The truth… Read More »Find Your Lily Pad: The Gratitude in Times of Loss