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19 Sep 2016

Complicated Grief: When Grief Lingers

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By: Dr. Virginia Boquiren Grief is a normal, universally experienced reaction to loss. A person who is grieving can experience a myriad of difficult emotions, which at times can be overwhelming and seem never-ending. The most intense grief is often caused by the death of a loved one; however, any loss can elicit grief (e.g., the dissolution of a relationship, loss of health, job loss or retirement, loss of financial stability, death of a pet, etc.). Common symptoms of grief include shock and disbelief, sadness, guilt,…

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2 May 2016

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Coping With Cancer

According to the Canadian Cancer Society’s most recent statistics, an estimated 196,900 new cases of cancer will have occurred in Canada in 2015 and 63% of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive at least 5 years after their initial diagnosis (source: Canadian Cancer Society: Canadian Cancer Statistics publication). As our…

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4 Apr 2016

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How Can Meditation Benefit Your Mental Health?

The use of meditation and other mindfulness practices continues to grow in popularity. Many people are realizing the benefits that meditation provides in addressing a variety of health issues. In addition, the scientific community continues to explore meditation and the ways it can influence the mind and body. Understanding how…

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27 Nov 2015

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What Are The Signs Of Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD (aptly named), is the clinical term used to describe seasonal depression. After a long summer of beautiful weather, a more active lifestyle, and being surrounded by people who are in a significantly better mood, the sudden change in seasons and the lifestyle changes that go…

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18 Nov 2015

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What Is ASD?

ASD, or Autism Spectrum Disorder, is the classification of a particular set of behavioral and developmental problems and associated challenges. When your child is diagnosed with ASD, there are a number of common implications for their fundamental communication, social, and play skills. The word ‘spectrum’ is very important in understanding…

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