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Exploring Internet Gaming Disorder

Internet Gaming Disorder is a recent classification that has continued to stir up controversy and heated debates over the past several years. However, rather than acting on an assumption, we can benefit from learning the specifics of this much-debated disorder. There are many aspects to consider before presenting a diagnosis, ...

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Guilt and Shame

Guilt and shame are very powerful emotions – arguably, two of the most powerful emotions that we humans experience. Whether it’s from abuse that occurred during childhood, feelings of rejection or failure, or feeling inadequacy with our own self-worth – we’ve all experienced a degree of these emotions at some ...

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Stress Series: Responding to Stressors

For many of us, identifying the stressors in life that cause headaches, tense muscles, anxiety, and overall stress are no mystery. Common stress triggers include finances, job stress, relationship troubles, and family pressure. Having too much on one’s plate, too little down time, and practicing unhealthy habits are also common ...

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Stress Series: Recognizing the Early Warning Signs of Stress

According to a 2010 study by Statistics Canada, “1 in 4 Canadian workers described their day-to-day lives as highly stressful.” Prolonged and consistent stress is associated with negative health patterns like smoking, over-consuming alcohol, improper sleep hygiene, and poor eating habits. Stress also contributes to negative health consequences including high ...

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Meditation for Beginners

Meditation provides many benefits for the body, mind and soul. It creates a calming effect which eases stress and anxiety. Meditation can also give people a different perspective on difficult and trying situations, as well as increase self-awareness and reduce negativity overall. To start meditating follow the steps below: Getting ...

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Lowering Your Stress Levels

Stress plays a major role in your everyday life, whether it is good or bad. It can release adrenaline that we need to get through nerve wrecking presentations, and help us amp up for the big game, but it can also have a negative effect on your life. Many Canadians ...

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