Being Careful with Alcohol Especially During the Holidays

There can be A LOT going on during the holidays: Social events, family obligations, full schedules, financial strains, loneliness, social anxiety… and as a result: maybe overindulgence or overconsumption of too much alcohol.

What is Dopamine Fasting?

There’s been plenty of media coverage (including the National Post) recently for something called Dopamine Fasting. Since stress is a concern that many of us have on an ongoing basis, I thought it might be a useful idea for us to explore.

Stress: Understand It Better

Understanding stress better: Biologically speaking, the reason why we experience stress is as a survival mechanism. Experiencing stress is our body’s way of letting us know that there’s something for us to pay attention to.

How Sleep Impacts Overall Wellness

On this site, in the Solid Blog and on Wellness Wednesdays on The Spin, we discuss ongoing strategies, ideas and plans for sustaining ongoing foundation for mental health and wellness. If you or anyone is struggling or in crisis right now, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room. Alternatively, crisis resources can be found here. Everybody needs sleep, but everybody’s …

Can Video Games be Addictive?

On this site, in the Solid Blog and on Wellness Wednesdays on The Spin, we discuss ongoing strategies, ideas and plans for sustaining ongoing foundation for mental health and wellness. If you or anyone is struggling or in crisis right now, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room. Alternatively, crisis resources can be found here. The video gaming industry last …

Looking for Signs of Burn Out

On this site, in the Solid Blog and on Wellness Wednesdays on The Spin, we discuss ongoing strategies, ideas and plans for sustaining ongoing foundation for mental health and wellness. If you or anyone is struggling or in crisis right now, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room. Alternatively, crisis resources can be found here. Symptoms associated with feeling or …

Finding Mental Health Support in Ontario

On this site, in the Solid Blog and on Wellness Wednesdays on The Spin, we discuss ongoing strategies, ideas and plans for sustaining ongoing foundation for mental health and wellness. If you or anyone is struggling or in crisis right now, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room. Alternatively, crisis resources can be found here. Finding mental health support in …

Learning to Fail Better

On this site, in the Solid Blog and on Wellness Wednesdays on The Spin, we discuss ongoing strategies, ideas and plans for sustaining ongoing foundation for mental health and wellness. If you or anyone is struggling or in crisis right now, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room. Alternatively, crisis resources can be found here. Many of us identify as …

LS101 08: Vulnerability, Love Letters & Hobbits with Mio Yokoi

Welcome to another episode of Life Stuff 101, devoted to sharing stories and insights to inspire you to always make your mental and emotional wellness a top priority.  I wanted to start this podcast because it’s my desire to make a difference: Even if it is just a smallest of pebbles thrown into a massive pond, but it’s my hope …