Thoughts for a Balanced Life: A Counselling Blog

4 Simple Ways to Improve Your Marriage

Just like your car needs oil changes, a relationship requires ongoing maintenance too. A professional therapist or couples counsellor can help you resolve conflict, learn how to better communicate and even reignite a spark you thought had faded by allowing each partner to open up about their feelings.

A Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression

If your teen is dealing with depression, they may take on destructive and unhealthy behaviours as a method of coping with emotional distress. Learn the signs and symptoms of teenage depression.

5 Steps to Breaking a Bad Habit

If we let our habits get out of hand, they can have negative impacts on our lives and eventually turn into addictions that impede relationships, productivity and in some cases, our health. Here are five steps to breaking a bad habit.

Navigating the Challenges of Blended Families

Family therapy can help open communication between parents and children, foster understanding between family members, reduce conflict at home and develop effective coping strategies for remarriage and blended family transitions.

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“But you don’t look like someone with mental health issues….” Fact: Mental Illness has no “look” which makes it even more difficult for you to know if someone in your life is struggling. “But you don’t look like someone with mental health issues….” Fact: Mental...

New Year Tips for a Healthier You

A New Year is like a fresh page in your journal, the dawn of a new day, time for a brand-new start! That’s why a new year is often accompanied by a wealth of resolutions - most commonly: lose weight, quit smoking, spend less, etc. Did you know that studies show that...

Five Strategies to Deal with Anger in a Healthy Way

It’s normal to feel angry from time to time. But if you find that you are regularly and unusually outraged by Calgary’s rush-hour traffic, your blood boiling, it may be time to work on developing a healthier way to deal with anger.

How to Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder in Calgary Winters

If you are from Calgary, you know the winters can be long, cold and dark. While some people thrive through the winter months and enjoy the snowy winter wonderland, others struggle with their mental health and suffer from a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD.

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