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The song that made Billy Connolly cry and become the man he is today.

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That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief : By Scott Berinato

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How Emotions Are Made : By Debbie Hampton - Best Brain Possible

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Understanding some of the anxieties that we are wittnessing during this pandamic. By Mairead Ashcroft

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I have been in a very unique position to take part in my own little study about the uncharacteristic behaviours that we have all been seeing and hearing about since the Coronavirus first entered our vernacular. If you have been living in a void for the past two months, I am talking about the hording of large quantities of household products and food items, and the physical altercations, verbal abuse and aggression displayed by some over wanting to purchase the last item on the shelf.
I am a trauma counsellor who lives in an apartment above a supermarket. I have been curious about why many in my little community have decided to clear the shelves, denying others the ability to purchase basic needs. I know many of these people. They are wonderful, caring members of the community. 
What might be going on?


WE CANNOT KNOW OR ASSUME THE INTRACIES OF ANOTHER PERSON’S STORY
Many of us may be feeling as if our lives are out of our control. We might be placing all of our focus and self talk on how …

Healing arts: Recovering from sexual assault through creativity : By Emily Dean/

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Help Kids (and adults) Manage Anxiety around the Coronavirus - 3 Expert Videos : by Renee Jain and The ultimate kids' guide to the new coronavirus : By Live Science Staff

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Mental Health 5 Things You Need To Know About Your Mental Health Today : By Debbie Hapmton

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Feeling Anxious? Here's a Quick Tool To Center Your Soul : By Allison Aubrey

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What Is Catastrophizing? By Psychology Today

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https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/catastrophizingIn ight of the Corona Virus, it would seem that we are experiencing greater levels of anxiety, fears and feelings of doom. Catastrophizing about events that may or may not happen, with information that may or may not be correct may set us up for unhelpful patterns of thought and/or behaviours.



Music - Moonlight Mood- Indie/Folk Playlist, 2020

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Decolonizing mental health - The importance of an oppression-focused mental health system : By Karina Zapata

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International Women's Day 2020 - This year's theme is Gender Equality : By Mairead

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I am very fortunate to have had access to an education and the ability to work while raising my family. I am grateful for being in this privileged position. I am no longer reliant on any other person for my welfare, housing or happiness and am lucky to share my life with a supportive husband. We are fortunate that we have healthy children who are now beautiful and intelligent adults.
Life was not always so blissful for me. In the past, I have battled sexism, and blatant workplace bullying, domestic violence, poverty and abuse. I am lucky enough to live in a city where health care, the legal system and social security are available to those in need. I also have the literacy and computer skills needed to follow the procedures to access the services. There are now, finally better social services, literacy and interpreter services available to assist those in need but a whole lot more needs to be done, particularly around computer literacy and access for services.
Other women, here and …

How Memories of Kindness Can Make You Happy - A new study compares how we feel when performing or just remembering acts of kindness : By Shanna B. Tiayon

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How to Use the Polyvagal Ladder : By Trauma Geek, Janae Elisabeth

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