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16 Aug

Top 10 Tips for University Students

By Bliss Specialist Jenna 1. Get Organized. Set yourself up for success. Get a planner. Get a calendar. Highlighters. Pens. Notebooks. Do you know where your classes are? A little time spent preparing yourself will make that first month a little less stressful. 2. Settle Into Your Living Situation. Have roommates? Discuss boundaries/expectations. For example: What can I do to make living together more comfortable for you? Make your space your own. If you are living at home still, maybe this is the time...

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30 Jul

Periods, PMS, and Planning for Pregnancy – Guest Blog from Dr. Chanel Cressman

Many of my patients come to me for hormonal support; from issues concerning the regulation of their menses, decreasing PMS symptoms, coming off of birth control, to preparing for pregnancy. All of these issues relate to the health of our hormones. Regulating hormones can be a tricky business. From estrogen and progesterone balancing in the ovaries, to the impact of cortisol and stress, to the overarching function of the thyroid and its role in metabolism – these all play a role...

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07 Jul

Getting the Most out of Summer while Looking After You

Summer brings longer days, warm nights, barbeques and backyard get-togethers, outdoor markets, and blooming gardens. Some people have the benefit of vacation time during the summer months or a more relaxed work environment. However, for many, summer can be just as busy and demanding of time and energy as the rest of the calendar year. Though your responsibilities may not lessen with the coming of warmer weather it might be beneficial to take ten minutes to think with purpose...

06 Mar

Happy International Women’s Day!

In celebrating this years theme for International Women’s Day- EQUALITY FOR WOMEN IS PROGRESS FOR ALL- I would like to ask you to contemplate that thought for a moment… What would equality look like in your everyday life; in your significant relationships; in your community; and in your world? By taking time to be mindful of how we operate in the world- in how we treat ourselves and others- we can help this theme move from an ideal to a reality....

11 Feb

Guest Blog from Financial Advisor Tim Ernst

Allow me to begin by introducing myself. My name is Tim Ernst and I am an Advisor at SunLife Financial in Waterloo. As an Advisor, my goals are to provide financial education and strategies for people, helping them to reach their goals through comprehensive solutions. Being informed allows people to make sound financial decisions and achieve a lifetime of financial security. I hope you will find this information helpful with your own individual financial plan. What is a Financial Advisor? You may have...

09 Jan

Combatting the Post-Holiday Blues

Now that the holiday season is over and the presents are unwrapped, family has returned home and the sweets have been gobbled up, it is time to return to the normalcy of the day to day. Many people struggle to participate or even meet the expectations of holiday events, while others deal with feelings of guilt for indulging in excess. It is not uncommon to feel emotionally and psychologically drained by the holiday expectations surrounding family gatherings, friendly get-togethers and work...

17 Dec

How To Deal With Holiday Stress

"We’re so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are." — Bill Watterson With the fast approach of the holiday season, life can get busy. It can get very busy. From getting shopping done to attending celebrations and parties - it’s not uncommon to look at your calendar and see that you’ve booked yourself solid. So, what do you do now? How do you manage to survive these upcoming weeks? How do...

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23 Nov

An Introduction Written by Owner and Founder of Bliss

I believe that our struggles are simply part of the human condition, everyone struggles with issues related to self-esteem, identity, navigating relationships, coping with various life traumas, managing stress or challenges in creating the life we want. Therapy is a healthy and proactive approach to dealing with challenges. There are hundreds of reasons why I love what I do. I have seen what perseverance mixed with enthusiasm can accomplish and I feel honoured every day that I am able to support...