What Are the Symptoms of Adult ADHD?

ADHD, also known as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is a neurobiological condition which can cause chronic difficulties managing cognitive tasks. Adults with ADHD often have problems with self-regulation and self-motivation. They can be distractible and disorganized, and they often misprioritize tasks and procrastinate. These problems in turn can cause chronic difficulties in relationships, education, and employment. …

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How Yoga Benefits Your Mental Health

Yoga is often discussed as purely physical exercise. While yoga can definitely help you tone and strengthen your body, the mental health benefits outweigh the physical benefits for many people. In fact, a lot of advocates use and promote yoga much like sedentary meditation.   Keep reading to learn more about how practicing yoga regularly …

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4 Simple Techniques to Break the Cycle of Negative Thinking

Negative thoughts and thinking patterns can quickly turn into self-fulfilling prophecies, leading to a downward spiral of negativity, apathy, and even depression. Anxiety, depression and other mental health problems can often cause or worsen negative thinking, making it even more difficult to break the cycle. Changing your thought patterns to support a more positive state …

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7 Tips for Reducing Anxiety

We all experience anxiety, which is a normal human response to a difficult or unpredictable situation. Indeed, many performers experience stage fright before going onstage and then perform with confidence once they step into the spotlight! Anxiety becomes a problem only if it results in undue stress or prevents you from functioning the way you …

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WELCA Gala 2015, Featuring Making Strides

Making Strides is a not-for-profit program that provides long-term mental health therapy services for some of Edmonton’s inner-city residents. It utilizes equine-assisted therapy techniques, and is a joint effort between Equinox Therapeutic and Consulting Service and Boyle Street Community Service and the Bissell Centre. This program takes place at the Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association …

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Surviving a break-up

Most of us have experienced the end of a romantic relationship at least once. Initially, break-ups are often associated with negative outcomes like depression and grief. Common feelings after break-ups include loneliness, distress, and a loss of sense of self (Lewandowski, Aron, Bassis, & Kunak, 2006). Lewandowski (2009) found that an ideal coping strategy for …

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