5 Common Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Electron microscope image of IBS Bacteria causing irritable bowel syndrome

Canada has one of the highest prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in the world, with an estimated 18% of the population affected. This means that close to 1 in 5 people are struggling with symptoms like diarrhea, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, and nausea. The effects of irritable bowel syndrome are not confined to the…

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Managing Anxiety – Natural, Quick & Easy Tools

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Scrabble pieces spelling out the word anxiety, highlighting the topic of this piece, managing anxiety

Know that feeling of your heart beating faster in response to a stressful situation? Or your palms getting sweaty when you are confronted with an overwhelming task or event? That’s anxiety – our body’s natural response to stress. A little bit of anxiety can actually be helpful. It can spring us into action when there…

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April is Counselling Awareness Month

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Blossoms in April, highlighting that April is counselling awareness month

Spring has arrived! How fitting that a month of flowers blooming, sun re-emerging and birds singing, is the same month celebrating a profession that encourages growth and renewal. The American Counselling Association has appropriately named the month of April Counselling Awareness Month to celebrate this profession and bring awareness to the necessity and benefits of…

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5 Tips For Surviving A Crisis

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A couple holding hands as they lean on each other during a crisis

We all have times in our life when we experience distress. Events, often out of our control, can cause us minor emotional discomfort, or immense pain and suffering. Crises can come unexpectedly and often cannot be fixed in the moment. Or, if they are fixable, we might feel too overwhelmed to problem solve effectively. It’s…

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