5 Healthy Ways to Show Yourself Some Love on Valentine’s Day

Do you find yourself prioritizing ‘productivity’? If you choose work, housework or relationships over taking care of your body and mind too often you’re not alone. Our culture incentivizes and rewards a busy and hectic lifestyle. However, these ideas are dangerous and counterproductive. They often lead to exhaustion, fatigue, depression, [...]

The Benefits of Physical Activity & Mindfulness on Women’s Mental Health

Women have been especially vulnerable to the physical and mental health effects of COVID-19. As we mark International Women’s Day, we want to highlight the need for policies and programs that address the inequalities that have led to less favourable outcomes for women. And as physiotherapists and exercise professionals, we [...]

How to Turn Compassion Fatigue into Healthy Empathy

As the pandemic continues to impact our lives, it can be particularly stressful and traumatic to frontline, healthcare workers and caregivers.  Feeling of burnout, compassion fatigue and stress have become commonplace in many healthcare, community, and home settings. As a mindfulness coach and physiotherapist, I have frequently heard comments [...]

Traumatic Brain Injury and the Mental Health Effects of Covid-19

As a physiotherapist working in one of the province’s leading neurological rehabilitation centres, I have witnessed the mental health effects of COVID-19 on some of my clients with traumatic brain injury. In the spirit of Bell Let's Talk Day, I wanted to share the perspectives of some of my clients [...]

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