Posts Tagged: Lauren Berger MSW

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” […]

Maximize Summer Sensations!

June 24, 2013

  By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW Welcome, Summer!  Summer is a treasured time of year because we associate it with all things good: sunny days, barbecues, and an all-around sense of fun.  As people generally see an improvement in mood during the summer months, it is the perfect time to use techniques to help that […]

Get the Most Out of Spring!

April 22, 2013

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW After hibernating all winter, most of us welcome Spring with open arms.  No longer does it get dark at 4:30PM (hooray!), and boots and hats become a choice rather than a necessity.  Most are in the mood to socialize more and embrace what the city has to offer.  Human beings […]