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Category Archives: Self Care

Framing fatness as a disease: why this is a problem

May 08, 2023 | Body, General, Self Care, Self-worth

At the beginning of the year, there were a couple of videos going around in some fat liberation spaces about an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes”. In the interview, they discuss fatphobia in the medical system, and how most physicians do not understand what makes larger bodies happen. At the same time, they make causal…

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How can we manage stress?

February 10, 2022 | General, Self Care

Feeling stress is not a bad thing. Yes, you read that right. You’re probably thinking, “Isn’t it? Aren’t doctors always talking about the dangers of stress?” The stress response is a normal adaptive process that is triggered when we encounter challenges that require extra resources to overcome, and it’s designed to help us survive. The…

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Abuse prevention: Hollywood vs Real Life Abuse

November 25, 2021 | Self Care, Social Justice, Society

I often hear people say, “my experience wasn’t abusive because it wasn’t that bad.” Sometimes, this is a defense mechanism: if they don’t acknowledge it as abuse, they don’t have to deal with it the same way. Other times, people make comments like these because of a genuine belief that abuse has to look a…

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Celebrating International Self-Care Day [+ free meditation!]

July 24, 2021 | General, Handouts, Self Care

Today we’re celebrating International Self-Care Day! This date was established in 2011 by the Global Self-Care Federation (GSCF), with the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the month leading up to it as Self-Care Month in 2020. Do you know why they picked July 24th? Because self-care is important 24 hours a day, the 7 days…

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HANDOUT: Using Love Languages for Self-Care and Self-Soothing

January 27, 2021 | General, Handouts, Self Care

Have you heard about the “5 Love Languages“, as developed by Dr. Gary Chapman? To be perfectly honest, I don’t know much about it, as I’ve never read his books. I recently learned that he’s a controversial figure, on account of using this concept to justify problematic behaviour in relationships. Please know that I don’t…

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Adapting to change through curiosity

April 07, 2020 | Awareness, General, Self Care

Life has changed. In the past few weeks, I have done my best to adapt to the new normal. I run my practice fully online now. To do so, I researched multiple video call platforms, read enough Privacy Policy documents to last me a life-time, talked to several colleagues, and studied best practices for telepsychology….

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Micromeditating as self care

February 28, 2020 | Awareness, Connection, Self Care, Spirituality

Finding time to engage in self-care can be hard. We live such hurried, busy lives! Knowing how important self-care is motivates me to keep trying to make time for it. Also, it feels really good to take care of myself. A fail-safe way for me to make time for it is to do things that…

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Using Love Languages for Self-Care and Self-Soothing

November 22, 2019 | Handouts, Self Care

Have you heard about Love Languages, as developed by Dr. Chapman? To be perfectly honest, I don’t know much about it. What I know, is that it centres around the idea that we all express love and receive love best according to different “languages”: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Acts of Service, Physical Affection, and…

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