Jul 152013
 
How to Find Health Information for Refugees in Vancouver

A Vancouver-based website provides health information for refugees from other countries, to make it easier to get medical care in British Columbia. “Refugees already have so many barriers. There’s the barrier of language, cultural barriers, living below the poverty level,” says Dr Martina Scholtens, who created RefugeeHealth.ca. “Refugees generally come from a huge background of

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Jul 062013
 
Treat Depression Naturally With These Foods for Depression

Certain foods fight depression by increasing the brain chemicals serotonin and dopamine. These six foods are a natural treatment for depression for some people – but not everyone. What you eat has a direct effect on your mood – and certain foods can even treat depressed feelings. Depression can be caused by low serotonin and

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May 132013
 
How to Help Your Kids Cope With Stress

What is stressing your kids out? Here are three common sources of stress, plus practical tips parents can use to help kids cope with stress. These tips are from Sandra Blackard of the Language of Listening®. “I believe the top three sources of stress for children of any age are external pressure to perform, too little

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Mar 112013
 
How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout – 4 Tips for Emotional Health

Paid or volunteer caregivers who are depressed, anxious, or exhausted will not be able to take good care of their loved ones. These tips will help you avoid burning out as a caregiver. As the population ages, more family members are providing caregiver help – and not all can afford to hire a paid caregiver. Taking

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Jan 012013
 
How to Stop Worrying - 6 Tips From Really Smart People

Here’s a round-up of the best ways to stop worrying – plus links to helpful websites about being happier, enjoying life, and finding inner peace. Worry destroys the moment (and your life is made up of moments!), depresses your mood, and can evolve into obsessive thinking patterns. Worrying puts you at risk for mental illness

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Dec 122012
 
How to Survive Your First Christmas After Divorce

The first family Christmas after getting divorced is difficult, especially if your ex-spouse wants the kids on Christmas Day. These suggestions for surviving a divorced family Christmas aren’t easy tips or secrets that will erase the pain for you or your kids, but they may help you get through the holidays. The most important thing

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Dec 012012
 
My Boyfriend Slept With His Ex-Girlfriend - What Do I Do?

Here are three questions to ask yourself before deciding what to do after you find out your boyfriend had sex with his ex-girlfriend. Yesterday I got an anonymous email from a reader. Here’s an excerpt: “My boyfriend cheated, plain and simple. I don’t know how to deal with it. Before we got together, he had

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Nov 302012
 
Does Journal Writing Help You Heal From Divorce? Not Necessarily

Sometimes journaling your feelings after a divorce or separation doesn’t help you heal. New research tells us when writing does more harm than good after a breakup. “I think many, many therapists have a tendency to believe that journaling unequivocally is a good thing to do [after divorce or separation], especially when people are trying

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Nov 292012
 
How I Survived an Attempted Rape in My Bedroom in the Middle of the Night

A guy broke into my apartment in the middle of the night and tried to rape me. Even now – years later – those words choke me up. How did I survive without getting raped? I’ve been writing and blogging for almost a decade, but I’ve never written about how I survived the attempted rape.

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