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Calling a truce

In Mental Health by Elena Langtry

I’ve never liked confrontation, I’m not a fighter. I wonder now if that’s why I never reached the top of my game in hockey. I’ve always loved learning sports techniques …

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This too shall pass

In Mental Health by Elena Langtry

The phrase “This too shall pass” is encouraging for me. When I am in a difficult or stressful situation, it often feels like it will never end no matter what …

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Move joyfully

In Mental Health by Elena Langtry

I love spending time outside and enjoying the benefit of nature’s soothing balm, especially when the weather is crisp. Stretching also calms my body like nothing else. It’s taken me …

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Limit your alcohol

In Mental Health by Elena Langtry

We all know alcohol can affect our physical & mental health. But many of us dramatically increase our intake this time of year. Consider alternatives, I like sparkling water with …

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Be kind to yourself & others

In Mental Health by Elena Langtry

Recently, psychologists have become increasingly interested in self-compassion and the importance of it for our mental health. It helps to go easy on ourselves and not beat ourselves up over …

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Nourish your body

In Mental Health by Elena Langtry

Often, for me, food can be a distraction from the real problem. I sometimes eat to stave off boredom, or to avoid loneliness. And sometimes that’s okay. I use other …