Holidays

Navigating Holiday Pressure With Healthy Boundaries: 10 Strategies for prioritizing your mental health this season

Each year I find myself circling back around to writing about mental health over the holidays and how to navigate the season in the healthiest way possible. This is because each year is a cyclical repeat of certain patterns: Increased pressure (both internal and external) Increased resentment Increased stress and overwhelm Financial demands that can […]

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20 Quick and Easy Relaxation Strategies You Can Do At Home Today

People often have the idea that relaxation is a week-long vacation on a beach, a day at the spa, or having multiple hours to do an enjoyable activity. While these are all certainly examples of relaxing activities, they are also special and not available on a daily or regular basis (unfortunately!). Therefore, relaxation must be

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Boundaries During the Holidays by Paige Abbott, Registered Psychologist

People can be so diligent about their boundary and intention setting during the year, yet a lot of that work seems to take a back seat during the holiday season. Boundaries are replaced by the automatic patterns of people-pleasing, image management, appeasement, obligation, expectation, and shoulds. (As a quick tip, none of the latter are

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