The Here and Now: A Scientific Look at Mindfulness

When was the last time that you felt like you were truly in the present moment?  In our society, we have a tendency to be on overload with multitasking our responsibilities, planning for the future, worrying about the past, rushing around to get places, and focusing on anything but the present moment.  Many people even Read more about The Here and Now: A Scientific Look at Mindfulness[…]

When Work is Only a Click Away: Managing Workplace Stress

Feeling stressed at work is almost inevitable in modern society, even if you’re living your dream job. Work can feel inescapable and that is because it often is. Advances in technology have led to an increase in working hours including evening, late night, and weekend work (Härmä, 2006). Prior to smartphones, many people would leave Read more about When Work is Only a Click Away: Managing Workplace Stress[…]

Drop and Give Me Zen: The Power of Yoga in Stress Reduction

When you think of yoga, what comes to mind? For some, it might be familiar – you may consider yourself a bonafide “yogi” who sees yoga as not an exercise, but a way of life. You may have tried yoga before, own a pair (or several) of yoga pants, or know all the poses by heart. Read more about Drop and Give Me Zen: The Power of Yoga in Stress Reduction[…]

Well-being and Life Satisfaction A Scientific Look at Happiness

Well-being and Life Satisfaction: A Scientific Look at Happiness

Think back to a moment in time when you felt happy.  What did that look like for you?  What did it feel like?  Did you feel joy, gratitude, worthiness, or pride?  Were you by yourself, or with others?  Were you at home, or travelling?  Were you experiencing something exciting, or something calming?  Happiness is an interesting concept Read more about Well-being and Life Satisfaction: A Scientific Look at Happiness[…]

Tweet, Like, Snap, #Enough: How Social Media is Stressing Us Out

Do you remember what life was like before social media? It’s hard to imagine our world once existed without hashtags, emojis, and filters. This is because for many of us, social media has become a huge part of daily life. Think about what typical day on social media may look like for you. Upon waking, Read more about Tweet, Like, Snap, #Enough: How Social Media is Stressing Us Out[…]

Breathe and be Well: A Look at Breathing Exercises and Stress Relief

When you think about everything that your body does for you each day, what comes to mind?  You may think of how our hearts continue to beat each day, that our bodies carry us where we need to go each day, or even that our bodies allow us to sleep and rejuvenate each day.  But Read more about Breathe and be Well: A Look at Breathing Exercises and Stress Relief[…]

The Science of Stress Reduction: Facing ‘Bears’ in the Woods

The term stress is thrown around so often in everyday lingo; it’s sometimes hard to know what it actually really means. So when we talk about stress, what are we exactly referring to? According to the Canadian Mental Health Association (2016), stress is the body’s response to a real or perceived threat, meant to prepare Read more about The Science of Stress Reduction: Facing ‘Bears’ in the Woods[…]

Keep Calm and Ommm: How Meditation Can Ease Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Do you ever feel like you’re constantly making lists in your head? Or like your brain is being pulled in multiple directions? If you’ve responded “yes” than you have experienced mental chatter which many people in modern society live with every single day. Mental chatter is comprised of daily stressors which can be both positive Read more about Keep Calm and Ommm: How Meditation Can Ease Your Mind, Body, and Soul[…]