Monthly Archives: December 2012

Stress, depression and the holidays: E-Counselling can help


Stress, depression and the holidays: E-Counselling can helpWith the holiday season upon us, many of us are experiencing the mixed blessing of celebrating with family, friends and colleagues, and the stress that goes along with it. Somehow everything and everyone gets taken care of except… ourselves: our own needs and well-being.

Behind all the good cheer and well-wishes, it can sometimes feel like you are all alone.

This is the time of year when coping with family problems, parenting issues, problems at work, or relationship concerns can be magnified by the expectations associated with the holidays.

Finding the time to get to a counsellor’s office may be impossible right now and this only adds to your stress. But what if you could unburden yourself at your own …

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Tips for a guilt-free holiday season


Tips for a guilt-free holiday seasonEven for those of us who love the holiday season, this time of year can be very stressful. In addition to all our regular commitments, we somehow manage to squeeze in enough time for holiday shopping, extra cooking and baking, get-togethers and parties, and maybe even a school concert or two.

The stores start stocking holiday décor in October, and suddenly the pressure is on – to have the “perfect” holiday, but do we really need perfection and all the stuff that goes with it?

Three things can make the holidays especially difficult for us all: time and money (which we don’t have enough of) and guilt (which we have too much of). Too often we try to do too …

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