Erica Gikovski

Paws for Thought: How Pets Can Positively Impact Our Mental Health

One of the most striking benefits of having a pet is its ability to alleviate stress and promote relaxation. It is believed that interacting with animals can trigger the release of oxytocin, often referred to as the “love hormone”, which is associated with feelingsof trust and bonding. Whether it’s stroking a cat’s soft fur or

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Embracing Discomfort: A Guide to Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

In the realm of personal growth and self-improvement, there’s a common phrase that echoes through motivational speeches, self-help books, and inspirational quotes: “Get out of your comfort zone.” It’s a simple concept with profound implications. Yet, despite our best intentions, many of us find ourselves clinging to the familiar, hesitant to venture into the unknown.

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Establishing Health Boundaries: Cultivating Personal Empowerment

Setting boundaries is an essential aspect of maintaining healthy relationships and safeguarding our well-being. Yet, many of us struggle with establishing and enforcing boundaries, often leading to feelings of resentment, overwhelm, and burnout. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of boundaries and provide practical tips for setting and maintaining them in various aspects

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The Art of Decompression: Nurturing Yourself After a Therapy Session

In a world where the pace of life seems to quicken with each passing day, taking care of our mental health has become a priority more than ever. Whether it’s grappling with everyday stressors or navigating through deeper emotional waters, seeking support from a psychologist can be transformative step towards healing and self-discovery. However, what

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Elevating Self-Care: Insights and Tips into Nurturing Our Self-Love

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to neglect our own needs amidst the demands of work, relationships, and responsibilities. However, prioritizing self-care and cultivating self-love are essential practices for maintaining overall well-being and resilience. Drawing from the insights of psychologists, here are some expert-backed tips for nurturing self-care and self-love: 1.

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Empowering Your Little Ones: A Guide to Supporting Your Children in Starting Back at School

The beginning of a new school year is a significant milestone for both parents and their little ones. As the school bells ring and classrooms fill with the hustle and bustle of eager students, it’s natural for parents to want to ensure their children have a smooth transition into this new chapter of their lives.

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The Psychology of New Year’s Resolutions: Navigating the Pressure for Personal Transformation

As the calendar turns to a new year, many of us find ourselves caught in the grip of resolutions, a psychological phenomenon deeply ingrained in our collective consciousness. While the intention behind setting goals for self-improvement is positive, the pressure to hit New Year’s resolutions is a complex interplay of various psychological factors that can

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