Ask the Expert: Embracing positivity and self-compassion with Hina Khan

Many of us have experienced a rollercoaster of emotions since the COVID-19 pandemic began. To help us find positivity during these trying times and be more self-compassionate, LifeSpeak expert Hina Khan joined our Ask the Expert...

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After COVID Isolation: A Roadmap to Navigating the New Normal

By Health Psychologist, Nicole Loreto, PhD Returning to the office? How are we going to live this new normal? There is no question that COVID-19 has affected our lives in a way like no other....

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Being Alone Together: The Social Pandemic of Loneliness during COVID-19

By Dr. Nasreen Khatri, PhD, Registered Clinical Psychologist, Gerontologist, and Neuroscientist As a clinical psychologist and neuroscientist, I am often asked about loneliness. What is it? Who is lonely? Is being lonely actually bad for...

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Managing Difficult Emotions in Times of Stress

By Jenny Tryansky, Certified Professional Development and Co-Active Coach At a recent webinar gathering only two weeks into the COVID-19 crisis in North America, I reluctantly logged on to meet with a group of co-active...

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Ask the Expert: Managing Money in Times of Uncertainty with Shannon Lee Simmons and Bob Gavlak

The economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has left millions of people feeling anxious about their finances. In this week's Ask the Expert chat, we invited Shannon Lee Simmons and Bob Gavlak to answer...

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How to Make Volunteerism Impactful and Meaningful

By Tuan Nguyen, heart-centered entrepreneur and philanthropist “Above all clouds is the sun.” When life feels stormy, I remember this quote. In these days of social distancing, everyone is feeling the storm. I feel it...

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How to Feed Your Family (and Yourself) in Self-Isolation

By Registered Nutritionist, Nishta Saxena With so many families together in their homes for days and weeks, these are unprecedented times. There are definite benefits to this togetherness, but the lack of routine can also...

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Managing Addiction During the COVID-19 Crisis

A Q&A with Dr. Adi Jaffe What are the biggest challenges faced by someone with addiction while in isolation? It’s quite similar to what most of us face while in isolation: The interruption of what...

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A health care worker’s experience on the front lines fighting COVID-19

Q&A with a Toronto-based Emergency Room Registered Nurse* *For privacy reasons, they have asked to remain anonymous What was a typical day like for you before the COVID-19 pandemic, and how has the outbreak affected...

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How to Help Your Kids to Listen During COVID Isolation

By parenting coach, Tia Slightham Parenting can be hard enough without the added pressures of being forced to self-isolate and work remotely. Having kids at home with no social activities or physical outlets can make everyone go a bit stir crazy. The...

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How Parents Can Stay Connected as a Couple During COVID-19

By Registered Psychotherapist and Relationship Expert, Allison Villa With kids being home from school during the coronavirus pandemic, you - as parents - may be noticing a change in your relationship with your spouse. Between...

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Managing your money during a global pandemic

A Q&A with Shannon Lee Simmons, Certified Financial Planner and founder of the New School of Finance What kinds of emotions are you seeing among your clients right now? There’s a range of emotions. I...

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