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  • November 3, 2016

    Writing your way to better mental health

    “On days when I’m not sure what the journey is or why I’m on it, I can still be sure what the journal is and why I write,” states author Christina Baldwin in the very first chapter of her book “Life’s Companion: Journal Writing as a Spiritual Practice” [1]. Journaling is seen as a reflective […]

  • September 22, 2016

    Feeling Good: Does it ever Backfire?

    Greek philosopher Aristotle, in his book Nicomachean Ethics [1], claimed that happiness is the ultimate goal of human existence. Today, about 2300 years after this claim, academic research has taken on a serious study of happiness and the role of positive emotions [2]. While negative emotions such as pain, sadness, and anxiety alert us that […]

  • September 8, 2016

    Transitional Anxiety: A Millennial Dilemma?

      Greek philosopher Herculites was the first to say ‘The only constant in life is change’ – unaware that it would later become popularized modern-day motivational posters.  Change is a  normal part of life. We are born, we grow up, we go to grade school, then university, get a job, start a family, and then […]