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Self-Care: Why we all struggle with it

Self-care simply means doing things to look after your own health and well-being. It’s very broad and can include anything from sleep to hobbies to going to a doctor’s appointment to taking on new challenges. It’s no surprise that caring for yourself provides the basis for good mental health. It sounds simple yet so many …

What if anxiety was not the problem?

Anxiety, it’s painful, it’s annoying, it’s inconvenient, sometimes it can feel downright unbearable. But what if anxiety itself was not the issue? Anxiety is there to protect us Anxiety is an emotion that we all get to experience. It shows up to protect us from some type of danger. This could be a physical threat …

Self-Compassion

Self-compassion has received a lot of research recently (over 1,000 published studies)! Psychologist Dr. Kristen Neff was the first to come up with a formal definition of self-compassion, and use it as a measure in psychological research. Her definition of self-compassion is made up of 3 components. 1.) Mindfulness In order to give ourselves compassion …