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Tips To Break Away From Emotional Eating

How To Stop Emotional Eating BY KIM WOODWARD Do you reach for the cookies, chocolate, or potato chips when you’re feeling stressed and emotional? Lots of people eat for comfort and it’s no wonder given the feelings of pleasure and joy food can bring. Eating can be a powerful self-soothing strategy, but if it’s used […]

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Tips For Adjusting To Motherhood

The First Few Weeks of Motherhood BY BRITTANY MCGILL For any woman, whether it is your first, second… or fifth (!) baby, the first weeks after your baby is born can be an intense emotional experience and a time of adjustment for the whole family. Although every mother and every baby is different, the following […]

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Using Your 5 Senses To Self-Soothe

Self-Soothing For Adults BY LIZA CHERVONSKY There are times when emotions run high. Whether it’s related to work, relationships, health, or finances, it’s not uncommon to feel stressed and overwhelmed, and in moments like this it’s important to be kind and gentle with yourself. If someone close to you was upset, you wouldn’t berate them […]

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Why Avoidance Doesn’t Work

Sitting With Negative Emotions BY LY HUYNH Most of us don’t like feeling negative emotions, so much so that when feelings like sadness, hopelessness, guilt, and shame come up for us, we try hard to avoid them. We distract ourselves in the hopes of drowning out the feeling. We try to focus on tasks that […]

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Tips For Coping With Chronic Pain

The Ins And Outs Of Coping with Chronic Pain BY REBECCA ANDERSON Do you experience chronic pain? If so, you’re not alone. In Australia, at least 20% of people experience chronic pain. Chronic pain refers to pain that lasts three months or longer and can include anything from arthritis, back pain to headaches or nerve […]

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