Living in a paradox during a pandemic

Thank you for joining me for this week’s blog! This week we address the “elephant in the room”. Living through this pandemic is challenging – for so many reasons. Is it possible that a few months ago all we wanted was some time off, to spend with family, or take a break from our hectic […]

Helping one another: Some essential tips

Thank you for joining us for this week’s blog. Last week we focused on a new service we are offering to our clients: occupational therapy. This week we wanted to shift back to an important issue that we must be mindful of during the pandemic: how we can look out for and help one another. We […]

The Holidays: Time and Health

Thank you for joining us for this week’s blog! Last week we discussed some of the lighter contributors to holiday stress: weather changes, that never-ending “to-do” list, and financial limitations. This week, we focus on some other lighter factors that present as challenges when we’re rolling into the holidays. Some of these include feeling that […]

Holidays: Weather, “to-dos” and money

Thank you for joining us for this week’s blog! We tackled a heavy subject last week when we focused on how family dynamics can cause stress throughout the holidays. This week, we’re going to focus on some items that are a little lighter, but still stress-inducing: financial limitations, weather changes and the never-ending “to-do” list. The combination […]

The Holidays: Family Dynamics

Thank you for joining me for this week’s blog! In our last blog, we looked at how expectations of others can lead to feelings of stress, and we also gave you a few quick tips on how to address those expectations. Something that comes hand-in-hand with expectations of others is family dynamics. That’s our focus for this week. […]

Stress and the Holidays – Expectations

Thank you for joining me for this week’s blog! Last week we started to focus on why the holidays can be especially stressful and revealed that anticipation and expectations of ourselves could play a significant role in feeling overwhelmed. This week we are focusing on another important contributor: expectations of others.  How do our expectations of others cause stress during the holidays? […]

One cause of stress: The holidays!

Thank you for joining me for this week’s blog! We started to discuss understanding what causes stress in the last blog – and we mentioned that one cause is often the holidays. That’s our focus for the blog this week. Why are the holidays stressful?  Anticipation Expectations of ourselves Expectations of others Family dynamics Financial […]

What causes feelings of stress?

Thank you for joining me for this week’s blog! As you learned in the last blog, everyone experiences stress and it is entirely normal. So, what exactly causes those feelings of stress?  LIFE!  Yes, everyday life causes feelings of stress. If we dive in a little further, we can tease out some common things like […]

What does stress feel like?

Thank you for joining me for this week’s blog! This week I’m starting a series of blogs on stress because we all experience it at one point or another in our lives. I wanted to begin with a focus on what stress feels like, as it can be experienced differently. We are also introducing a […]