The importance of sleep is often undermined. Sleep is also often the first thing to go when we become  busy with something else. Simply put, we prioritize everything in life over sleep, from kids to Netflix. As a psychologist, I regularly ask my clients about their sleeping patterns (always during the initial assessment and several times throughout the course of treatment).  Nine out of ten times – my clients are struggling to get adequate sleep (either to fall/remain asleep, or get adequate time of “zzzz”). I always empathize the importance of sleep and whenever possible introduce the sleep hygiene as soon therapeutically appropriate.

We make a conscious effort to improve our physical health by incorporating good nutrition and daily exercise in our routines. When it comes to mental health, do you pay as close attention? Most individuals attend to their physical needs much more diligently and intentionally than to the emotional aspects of health.

“How to get my child to eat fruits and vegetables?” is one of the most common questions I have heard parents ask in regard to their child’s nutrition issues. Canada Food Guide 2019 Fruits and vegetables are packed with healthy nutrients and are highly beneficial to our health. The New Canada Food Guide recommends filling...

We are born with a unique ability to regulate our hunger and fullness states. As babies, we were able to recognize our basic body need to be fed and communicate it to our environment, knowing that this need will be respected and attended to. Later in life, however, there are many factors that may interfere...