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 someone to take action in order to get them out of harm’s way. This is commonly referred to as the ‘flight-or-fight’ response. 

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When Work is Only a Click Away

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 the office at 5 PM and go home to enjoy time away from work. This is simply no longer the case. It’s difficult for people to leave the physical work environment when it’s only a click away.

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The Power of Self-Care: What’s in it for me?

Taking care of ourselves is something we do everyday, right?  We get ourselves up in the morning, we brush our teeth, feed ourselves, get ourselves out the door, and some days we may even add in a little meditation, yoga or exercise.  We hear the words “take care” all the time, as a form of goodbye, even from strangers.  But what does it really mean, and what exactly is self-care?

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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 and negative, and quite often, stress inducing.

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