04 Apr

First comes self-worth then comes self-esteem

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The concept of self worth is often shadowed by a much stronger focus on self-esteem. If you are looking to improve how you feel you will most likely be told that you should focus on building up your self-esteem. Don’t get me wrong having self-esteem is important but self-esteem without self-worth is like an eggshell without an egg, or a shiny new car without an engine. So what is the difference between self-esteem and self worth? The best way to explain this is by thinking of an external and internal self. Self-esteem relates to they way we feel about ourselves [...]

04 Apr

Jessie’s Story

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As for back as I can remember I was always an anxious child. I was constantly having stomach aches, missing lots of school, but was never diagnosed with mental illness until I was in my 30s. One time I went to the doctor about physical issues, she told me I was suffering from Depression….. I said some not so nice words and walked out. But when the second doctor told me the same, I was forced to stop and think could this be true? Through lots of trials on different meds, misdiagnosis of symptoms, many trips to doctors and hospitals [...]

04 Apr

Sunshine can help improve mental wellness

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With the passing of the summer solstice, many are happy to welcome more sunshine and warm weather in the weeks to come. Although sunshine is a great reason to go outdoors and socialize, its perks beyond what meets the eye. Local Edmonton Psychologist Farrel Greenspan explains that healthy amounts of sun exposure have benefits for mental and physical wellness, too. “The three main psychological benefits are that vitamin D helps produce muscle and bone growth,” says Greenspan. “Also, the sunshine helps produce serotonin in our brain, which serves as an antidepressant, which helps us feel better and makes our mood [...]

04 Apr

Tips for Depression

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I decided to write some tips for dealing with depression. I often feel that when I read others people's tips that they do not know what depression feels like or do not fully capture the essence of just how debilitating depression can be. You will often see that you have to change every aspect about you all at once that is not the case. In order to find recovery you have to take each day 1 step at a time. #1 Be ready to make a change: Reading any tips or guides is useless until you feel that you are [...]