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The Unspoken Pressure of Summer

During those gruelling Canadian winter days, it is not uncommon to dream of that perfect idyllic summer memory, where you can smell the freshly cut grass or imagine the feeling of the warm sunshine on your face. However it can be normal to feel an overwhelming...

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How to Stay Focused

Recently everyone’s been talking about how focused world champion and playoff MVP Kawhi Leonard is. Folks have even asked me how they can cultivate habits like his when it comes to their work or studies. In fact, in my clinical work, I’m often asked by clients how...

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How to Overcome Perfectionism

Be honest. Do you always want to be perceived positively by others? Or are you afraid of failure? Do you struggle with not feeling good enough, no matter what you do? Are your expectations of yourself or others unrealistically high?If you can relate to these, you...

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Online Dating: Knowing You’re Enough

It seems like it’s become harder and harder to date. Dating articles range from “why did they ghost me?” to “why are they all hot and cold?” These behaviours are all marvels that are becoming more common as a result of the online dating and app world. In this day and...

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How To Thrive In Your Environment

As you read this blog, I strongly encourage you to give some thought to your environment and how it affects your mental health and wellbeing. This is water In his now-famous commencement address, David Foster Wallace delivered this parable: “There are these two young...

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The 5 Love Languages

According to Dr. Gary Chapman, there are five different ways we can express love to a partner. These are called the love languages. How can we us this knowledge to communicate better with our partners? Find out here…

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How to Beat Procrastination

As I’m sitting here trying to write this blog, I’m finding my own anxiety rise and I have a desire to stop writing because, “how can I ever make this the best article on procrastination ever?” You’re probably reading this and thinking, “Well, you really can’t make...

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Building a Home Away From Home

“So, here you are. Too foreign for home. Too foreign for here, never enough for both”. The first time I read this quote, feelings of sadness and confusion splashed over me and I suddenly felt like I didn’t belong. At that time, it would’ve been my second year since I...

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How to Date Confidently

It seems like it’s become harder and harder to date. Dating articles range from “why did they ghost me?” to “why are they all hot and cold?” These behaviours are all marvels that are becoming more common as a result of the online dating and app world. So, how on earth can we make sense of this messy online dating and app scene?

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How to Grow Your Confidence

Confidence is a trust in your ability to handle what life throws your way. It’s a belief that you can walk into any situation and come out okay. Who wouldn’t want that?! Good news! Even if you don’t identify as someone who is “naturally” confident, you possess the ability to grow it.

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How to Grow Up

Here’s some wisdom from a 32-year-old on a second round as a university student: sometimes the hard work isn’t always the hardest part. For me, trying to figure out how to get to bed early enough, how to wake up and make it to class on time, how to keep my bedroom from looking like a junkyard, and how to resist daily temptations is really hard. While others seem to be worrying about making time for self-care between classes and work, I’m sprinting to class only to find I forgot my notebook.

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