Pillar #1: Movement Movement is directly related to improving symptoms of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, cognitive function and negative mood. Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1470658/#:~:text=Aerobic%20exercises%2C%20including%20jogging%2C%20swimming,to%20reduce%20anxiety%20and%20depression.
What is counselling? What does it look like? What is normal? What can I expect? I am unsure and it builds my anxiety to make the first step. I get it. Being uncertain about basic aspects lead to a compounding stress level to even start. Now, let me caveat this that I speak about myContinue reading “Counselling in Ontario”
Not ones tells you that life gets hard. The kind of hard that hits deep in your core. Like the how did I get here? One moment things are fine and the next it is a tornado. If we think we are immune and can overextend ourselves, push off our needs or ignore the signs,Continue reading “It’s hard”
It worked. I felt better. I was gaining confidence. I dare even said I liked myself again. I knew I was worth it and I knew I was making a difference. I was happy. Then it slapped me in the face. Rejection. Fear. Envy. Ahhh! So I spiraled. I did all the coping things IContinue reading “Pt 2…. I hate myself”
I used to always berate myself when I made a mistake. Often in my head but sometimes out loud. Like not in I am going to hurt myself way but in the acknowledging I suck way. Am I making sense? I found my go to strategy was to act first. Criticize myself before someone elseContinue reading “I hate myself!”
Confidence. Where did it go?
Why does it always feel like I am doing something wrong? Why can’t it be easier. I just….urg…. I am just not good at this. The frustration builds. Anger. Resentment. You beat yourself up. You deep even worse. Defeated. Tired. What if I told you this is a perfectly normal response? What if I toldContinue reading “What am I doing wrong”
Often times when we decide to finally make that step to reach out we are met with ongoing waitlist or waiting for a response back. We finally get the courage to make a step and we are momentum is stopped. What if it didn’t have to be that way? What if you can see someoneContinue reading “I just want to see someone”
Trying to figure out what is the right or wrong? What is the next best decision? How do I know if I go left or right? Do I say something or do I not? This type of uncertainty can plague a person into trying to figure out what is the best case scenario for them.Continue reading “Right or Wrong”