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A variety of topics and my thoughts surrounding them.

Life Isn’t Meant To Be A Struggle – MAY 2017

By Francesca

If you are ready to make changes and heal your past negative experiences that are keeping you stuck, this book is for YOU!! In my groundbreaking book you will discover: Changing old maladaptive behaviours can be challenging but not impossible. Understanding your family history helps you understand yourself and can help you heal. Most depression,…

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10 Ways To Build A Happier Relationship – MAY 2015

By Francesca

By Francesca Tomas, RPC, RTC I’m often asked “What can I do to improve my relationship?” Here are a few of my thoughts on the best practices that can help your relationship thrive. 1. Communicate Talk to each other. Talk about important things, meaningful things. Listen to each other. Really, listen. Agree to disagree on…

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11 Tips To Beat The Winter Blues – NOVEMBER 2014

By Francesca

By Francesca Tomas, RPC, RTC Do you feel mildly depressed and lack your regular motivation and energy? You could have the “winter blues.” Do you have SAD? The winter blues are also called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This mild depression is triggered by less exposure to sunlight as fall becomes winter and daylight hours decrease.…

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How to Build a Good Relationship – SEPTEMBER 2014

By Francesca

By Francesca Tomas Canadians ranked 23rd in the world in a recent World Happiness Survey, behind countries like Fiji, Nigeria, and Ghana. For many people, having a good relationship is a cornerstone to happiness. But sunny relationships can be clouded when people entertain fantasies that involve the relationship. Many people believe that if you’re in…

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Why Set Goals – AUGUST 2014

By Francesca

by Francesca Tomas There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen. ~ James “Jim” Arthur Lovell, Jr. is a former NASA astronaut   Why Set Goals Without goals…

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Inner Wellness, Outer Results – JULY 2014

By Francesca

By Francesca Tomas There are times in our life when we feel great and other times we may not feel so great, and that’s just life. But if you see a pattern, such as difficult relationships, addiction, depression, anxiety, or know your self-esteem is not where it should be, then it may be time to…

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The Invisible Woman – JUNE 2014

By Francesca

Ever wonder when you stopped being you? Oftentimes when women marry and become mothers, their identity is cloaked in those roles. Women sometimes feel that the essence of who they are, as people, has faded into the background. So absorbed are we in our roles nurturing others that we neglect, or even abuse ourselves! It…

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What Causes Depression?

By Francesca

Francesca Tomas RPC,RTC   Depression can be very difficult to live with. Talking to a mental health professional can help you manage or understand depression better. Expressing thoughts and feelings can be helpful to achieving mental and emotional wellness. SEVEN POSSIBLE CAUSES OF DEPRESSION: Some medications for high blood pressure, Lipitor for cholesterol and Plavix…

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Curing Insomnia Doubles Depression Recovery

By Francesca

Benedict Carey, NY Times, 11/18/2013 Curing insomnia in people with depression could double their chance of a full recovery, scientists report. These findings are based on an insomnia treatment that uses talk therapy instead of drugs. This could be the most significant advance in depression treatment since the introduction of Prozac in 1987.1 Depression, the…

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