Posts Tagged: Lauren Berger MSW

Self-Care Struggle

May 27, 2019

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW Self-care is a huge buzzword (buzz phrase?) these days. The premise is sound: do things throughout your month, week, day to care for yourself amidst everything you “have to” do, such as go to work, care for your kids, and make sure your home isn’t a total dump. The subtext […]

The Language of (Un)Love(ing)

February 11, 2019

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW Love is a many splendored thing… until it’s not.  Even though love and relationships are permanent fixtures in our society, that doesn’t mean that they are easy or simple.  It seems like we have to kiss a lot of frogs until we find a great match.  Hey, that’s okay!  This […]

How To Find a Therapist

January 07, 2019

 Finding Your Perfect Fit Therapist By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW If the mad rush that is December has left you feeling fried, you’re not alone.  The end of the year is notoriously a high-stress time.  Enter January, a time for laying low and self-reflection.  This is the perfect time to get your mental health on […]

Inspo Overload

December 17, 2018

As human beings, we are always looking for information in one form or another. Having access to info and inspo at the touch of an iPhone button is amazing, but can also be mentally draining and the perfectionism we’re often presented can be frustrating to our self-esteem. Social media, as wonderful as it can be, […]

Your Crohn’s and Colitis Coping Cheat Sheet

November 12, 2018

Welcome to a special edition of Lauren’s Top Tips! November is Crohn’s and Colitis Month and, as someone who was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at 10 years old, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to cope when the going gets rough.  The best part about these tips is that they are absolutely not […]

Social Media? Who Are You Following?

May 22, 2018

Gone are the days when being followed was a creepy event. With the advent of social media, being “followed” is now a desirable feat. While most people agree that the growth of social media isn’t slowing down any time soon, many also agree that it has the potential to wreak havoc on your mental health. […]

#PhoneEmotion

December 08, 2014

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW Pay attention. What emotional reaction do you get when your e-mail ringtone goes off on your phone? Excitement? Dread? Concern? Although the use of technology is important in our society, we also seem to be having emotional reactions. Perhaps the average teenager gets a little rush or sense of excitement […]

Spring Clean Your Life

April 21, 2014

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW Spring has finally sprung in Toronto! Since we’ve waited so very long for the season to arrive, we all want to make the most of it. There’s a sense of rebirth and newness that comes with Spring — the melting of all the leftover snow and the emergence of flowers […]

Communicate With Your Mate!

February 10, 2014

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW With Valentine’s Day around the corner, relationships take centre stage.  Whether you’ve already met the love of your life or if you’re still searching, keep in mind the most fundamental element that keeps a relationship running smoothly: communication. But what does communication really mean?  Is it just talking?  Not at […]

Mommy Guilt Tripping?

August 06, 2013

  Mommy Guilt Tripping? By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW Lately I’ve noticed that many people in my life have been feeling enormous guilt.  It’s become an epidemic, really.  These people all have something in common.  It’s not that they’ve all cheated on their spouses, stolen, or committed murder.  It’s that they are mothers. “Mom guilt” […]