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Emotional Differentiation

Emotional Differentiation

Emotional Differentiation is the ability to effectively manage multiple emotions at the same time in an attempt to reduce feelings of overwhelm. Many human emotions conflict with each other and managing them can sometimes be referred to as mindfulness. In our society we label everything just think of the milk aisle in your local supermarket. We label the full fat milk from the soy substitutes to satiate specific dietary restrictions. So, ask yourself why don’t we do this with our emotions? Using this strategy to manage our emotions can dramatically reduce the formation of negative thought processes which drag us...

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Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic

Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic

   We wanted to take a moment to recognize some of the unsung heroes of this pandemic. The parents, children and grandparents. We are all faced with uncertainty for our future, being asked to give up things that we’ve become reliant on to keep us sane at times. Some of us have more of a burden than others but we are all in this together.    Parents are working from home creating make shift offices, being forced to be part time teachers attempting to keep these little minds engaged, and still navigate our own internal dialogue with tact so we...

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The WELL Event

The WELL Event

The Well Event was run on November 18, 2018 organized by P.S. Media House at the Oakville Conference Centre an annual event in support of local services which provide aide to female and female identifying individuals within the Halton region. This time last year a friend had invited me to this event, I declined as anxiety had me in a suffocating choke hold for months and I couldn't possibly handle such a large crowd. With inspiring guest speakers such as Jeanne Beker, Catie Fenn & Talli Osbourne, workshops & the addition of a holiday market SuburbZen was excited to be...

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Expedition 18: Gratitude Compassion, Kindness & Friendship

Expedition 18: Gratitude Compassion, Kindness & Friendship

There is no way for me to express the torment I feel inside. I try to explain my anguish over and over only to be met with more questions. These questions from complete strangers confuse me, trigger my deepest emotions, leave me vulnerable, uncomfortable and exposed. This is nothing new since this has been my reality for almost two years. I feel like few people understand. Others are busy hiding from their own struggles. While many simply don't care! Those who are aware of the social justice issues surrounding mental health treatment, fewer than I can count on one hand have...

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Expedition 17-Free Spirits

Expedition 17-Free Spirits

Last year on May 19, 2017 my husband whisked me away to a cabin in the woods. Although, our 19th wedding anniversary was on May 30th we needed the time away as soon as possible. Life at that time was spiraling out of control for me. All the things I thought I was handling I realized I was simply avoiding. It was that weekend that I truly began to realize I no longer needed to hide my pain. Knowing that no matter how bad it got he would be there to support me. That weekend I took off the mask,...

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