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Make self-kindness a lifestyle: Five practical tips to get you started

A good self-kindness routine can help you reduce stress and hone your compassion for others. If you’re looking for inspiration, discover how our care staff have made self-kindness a lifestyle.

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The holidays, COVID-19 and mental health: Tips to help guide you through a pandemic-heavy holiday season

The holidays can put a strain on our mental health, especially during COVID-19. Read on for tips on how to manage a COVID-heavy holiday season and set up activities that promote wellness.

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COVID-19 Compassion is a part of managing stress

It is normal to feel stress related to COVID-19 and all the pressures that it may present. Many of us are feeling stretched and stressed, and are letting go of some of the coping strategies that have helped us. Read on for some validation that you are not alone in this struggle.

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How to cope with grief

Grief is a painful but natural process that helps us deal with loss. Although grief can present itself in many different ways, understanding the symptoms of grief, the grief process, and when to seek help for grief can help make dealing with grief a little easier.

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Fresh air and gardens improve mental health: natural remedies for patients and staff

Extensive research consistently finds positive connections between mental health, experiencing nature and taking breaks outdoors. That’s why The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus will have space for gardens, walking paths and contemplative areas – for patients and staff.

Living with endometriosis: Why painful periods are not normal

Endometriosis is an often-misunderstood disorder that can cause women unbearable pain during their periods. Dr. Sony Singh and his team want to raise awareness among women, help health-care teams identify the disorder sooner, and improve patient outcomes.

This website gives you common facts, advice and tips. Some of it may not apply to you. Please talk to your doctor, nurse or other health-care team member to see if this information will work for you. They can also answer your questions and concerns.