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Trauma vs. PTSD: Understanding the Difference and a Guide to Healing

Today, let’s have a heart-to-heart about something that affects many of us but isn’t always easy to talk about: trauma. We will unpack what trauma really means, the difference between trauma and PTSD, and explore some ways to heal, including two powerful treatments offered here at Mind & Mood. So, what exactly is trauma? Trauma refers …

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Mental Health Awareness week

Move Your Way to Mental Wellness: Embracing Movement for Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is “Movement: Moving more for our mental health” resonates deeply. In a world where stress, anxiety, and depression are increasingly prevalent, the power of movement in nurturing mental well-being cannot be overstated. For many, the concept of exercise may evoke images of intense gym sessions …

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Heart in hand

The Power of Self-Love and How it Impacts the Way You Love Others

The late artist and author Anne Truitt once said, “Love… is the honouring of others in a way that grants them the grace of their own autonomy.” As powerful as this statement is, it also highlights how understanding and accepting yourself first can be the key to granting autonomy to those you love—and ultimately creating …

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Don’t believe everything you think! -Easy Steps To Turn Yourself From Being Your Worst Enemy to Your Best Friend

Did you know that many perfectionists are actually not aware of being a perfectionist? Thinking that perfectionists are the people who do everything “perfectly” is quite common. In fact, those who constantly put relentlessly high expectations upon themselves and/or others can end up very frustrated, chronically stressed, anxious and upset, rather than fulfilled. The typical …

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Simple Ways to Change Your Perspective to Change Your Life

Simple Ways to Change Your Perspective to Change Your Life

It’s no secret that our thoughts, emotions and behaviour are interconnected. What we think can influence how we feel, and vice versa. This is especially true when it comes to how we process and make meaning of negative events. Interestingly, research has shown that it’s not just our overall outlook that matters, but also how …

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