Environmental Toxins and How They Affect Mental Health

  At a time like this, mental health matters more than ever. We need to take care of ourselves, our bodies and our minds. Mental healthcare is one of the biggest unmet needs of our time, and is something most people tend to ignore. ‍ This is why it’s important to acknowledge the effects of…
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Understanding Your Triggers and What To Do About Them

Typically, when you are triggered, it is not about the immediate situation you are in. You are triggered because you have unresolved emotional issues that lie beneath the surface. Similar to the iceberg theory – what lies above is a small part of the iceberg that lies below. From Dr. Gabor Mate: “I want you…
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Vitamins: It’s Dose that Does it

By: Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, Feb 2, 2009 There is a spin to most media reporting on vitamin research. The anti-vitamin blitz, led by the Associated Press and USA Today, provides yet another demonstration, (Vitamins C and E don’t prevent heart disease. The Associated Press Nov 9, 2008) Also: USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-11-09-suppl…) With a paternalistic…
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How I Really Feel About Suicide Prevention Week

Recently, it was suicide prevention week in Canada. There were many posts from people and companies talking about the tragedy of suicide and importance of prevention. It tugs at my heart every year because I have personally had a suicide attempt that came at one of my darkest times. My heart is always with those…
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Myths about suicide and what my suicide attempts have taught me

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. It is a day every year where I think about those who have died by suicide, those who have been affected by suicide, have suicidal ideations and reflect on my personal suicide attempts. Suicide can be a very painful topic for people to talk about. I wanted to share…
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My Personal Experience with Mania & the Police

There is so much deserved attention right now on the role of the police in crisis management. The attention is stirring up important conversations around questions like “what is the best management for different types of crises?” and “how do we respond with compassion instead of force when the crisis involves someone’s mental health?”. Many…
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What is GABA, and how does it help relaxation?

Gamma-amino butyric acid, or GABA for short, is a neurotransmitter, like serotonin or dopamine. Neurotransmitters act like messengers in the central nervous system to transmit messages and brain function that turn into thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. GABA controls feelings of calm and relaxation. It is inhibitory in the brain, meaning it slows nerve firing in…
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Eckhart Tolle On Using Awareness in Stressful Times, part 2

The following is a continuation of a transcript of a free talk by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle on Conscious Manifestation, speaking about how to decrease fear, worry, and anxiety by gaining a new perspective using awareness. It is an excellent talk! READ PART 1: CLICK HERE Now, what to do with awareness The foundational step…
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Eckhart Tolle On Using Awareness in Stressful Times, part 1

The following is a transcript of a free talk by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle on Conscious Manifestation, speaking about how to decrease fear, worry, and anxiety by gaining a new perspective using awareness. It is an excellent talk! Whenever you encounter adversity, loss, or extreme limitation – some kind of disruption – that is a…
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