What it means to hold space for someone

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Sharing your story is an important part of the healing process, and we feel comfortable sharing when we feel safety that the person listening is present and receiving the information well. When we feel vulnerable enough to share, we are looking … Read the rest

Addiction: Finding the cause is finding the answer

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Addiction comes in many forms: drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling—anything can be a vice to someone who is hurting. This week is National Addiction Awareness Week in Canada, and it’s time to change the narrative surrounding addiction. Instead of discussing how to … Read the rest

Coping with the aftermath of unthinkable tragedy

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The world has watched in shock and sadness this week, as the trauma of the Las Vegas mass shooting continues to have ripple effects of grief across the globe.

This horrific event was the largest mass shooting in US history, with … Read the rest

CWAR Chat: When we replace one addiction with another

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In case you missed it, yesterday we hosted an amazing discussion and Twitter chat, where Kim Barthel and Theo Fleury joined people across the globe in a conversation about replacing one addiction with another.

If you happened to miss out this time, here’s … Read the rest

Raising awareness about the trauma of cancer

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September is a month of awareness campaigns surrounding a variety of cancers, from childhood to ovarian to blood to prostate cancer. While this month serves as an opportunity for organizations and those living with the diseases to raise awareness about cancer, we … Read the rest

How teachers can mentally prepare for school season

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For some teachers, August may bring the stressful reminder that school starts in a matter of weeks, for others it may seem like a distant worry. Either way, this month is the last chance to reset and recharge before it’s … Read the rest

How walking in nature eases brain fatigue

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We have already written on our blog prior about how being in nature has amazing healing benefits, but now scientists have discovered that walking among nature can ease brain fatigue too. Just like our bodies, our brains can get tired … Read the rest