Mar
30
Spoken Word as Expressive Self-Care

By Sophia Ali

Spoken word and art has been a medium to express myself, embodying my life story. Through this process I feel powerful and imagine my life blossoming like a flower immersed in sunshine.

Story of a “Dreamingfeet” Girl

She

Mar
23
Using Expressive Arts

By Sophia Ali

I am a psychologist, creative movement therapy practitioner and movement-based expressive arts therapy trainee. Within these roles and moving within this process, I feel the power of expressive arts. Words, images, and the non-judgmental process leads me into

Mar
21
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Top Five Mental Health Benefits From Exercise

1. Exercise release endorphins, which are chemicals that cause relaxation and positive mood changes.
2. Endorphins from exercise

Mar
13
Final Call!

By David Bain

In the beginning of this century, some 17 years ago, I worked for a consulting firm and did a great deal of coast-to-coast travel. At one point, after a long workweek, I was sitting in the gate waiting

Mar
09
Why be an innovator?

By David Bain

Dictionary.com, defines innovation as “something new or different introduced”. Their definition of the act of innovating is “the introduction of new things or methods”.

Thinking Outside the Boxes: Innovation in Action is the theme of MHA’s 18th Conference on

Mar
02
I No Longer Felt Alone

By Elizabeth Barr

Acquiring and keeping an excessive amount of possessions (a.k.a. “Hoarding Behaviors”) brought me terrible isolation and grief, but my journey of recovery has given me freedom from the tyranny of “my dubious treasures.” Without the help I received

Feb
23
Uncluttered Mind, Uncluttered Home

By Stephen Leader

What do you think of when you hear the word 'mindfulness'? Do you think of an exotic practice involving incense, mantras, meditation and mountain tops? Or do those claims that people make about a mysterious superpower which can

Feb
20
PRT and their Experience

A diverse team of four peers with lived expertise of collecting behaviors, the Peer Response Team (PRT) provides presentations, facilitates support groups and intensive 1:1 support to individuals facing eviction or who feel overwhelmed through excessive clutter. Thanks to

Feb
16
Hoarding Research: Using Virtual Reality

By David Bain

Virtual reality? What is it? Is this some new sci-fi idea? Yes, in a way it is a bit sci-fi but its history and application is actually quite grounded in reality.

Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated scenario

Feb
16
Wellness and Self Care

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To conclude this #WellnessWeek, here is some important information on how you can keep your mind and body well with meditation and yoga to practice in the comfort of your own home

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