Exploring Self-Care

Check the items on the list that you are currently doing, or will be doing as part of self-care: ExerciseNutritionProper sleepGood hygieneChores around the houseTaking meds as prescribedKeeping medical appointmentsSocializing (with friends or making new connections)Keeping sharp (puzzles, games)Positive self-talkFinding a purposeAllowing time for funTreat myself wellMindfulness/meditationHobbiesThe arts (expression and galleries)Keep strongBe kind to myselfBe... Continue Reading →

Counting and Naming

I know I've mentioned counting and naming before, but I think it bears repeating because counting and naming can be really helpful when it comes to coping with anxiety. There are few things that can be done anywhere, anytime, in any situation the way counting and naming can be. Breathing, is another anywhere-anytime tool, but... Continue Reading →

Self-Help for Depression

I received this handout at a program for Depression and Anxiety at the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, and thought I'd share it in case any of these can help someone. I know some of them seem trivial or easier said than done, and I totally get that. It's so tough to find the energy... Continue Reading →

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