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Wellness Weekly: Curated Readings for September 3 – 9

September 4, 2018


In our Wellness Weekly, mental health roundup feature we curate some of the best writing on the web related to health and wellbeing. Here is some recommended reading for this week.

  • As we start a new school year with a fresh, empty locker it may be helpful to clean out our mental locker. This means getting rid of ideas, thoughts, and habits that no longer serve us. Gina Biegel and Todd Corbin encourage us to: “(1) keep your mental locker clean, (2) NIP those negative thoughts in the bud, (3) be mentally tough and confident, and (4) use positive self-talk to SPEAK to yourself in kind and confident ways.” Read how in New School Year: Clean Your Mental Locker and Get in the Zone


  • How does one sustain energy, remain creative, and avoid burnout? One crucial contributor is rest. Alex Soojun-Kim Pang and Arianna Huffington outline 10 ways to use rest to your advantage with the goal of sustaining wellbeing and career success. Read How You Can Use Rest as a Tool for Success.


  • Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is launching an innovative study to explore the power of music to treat clinical depression. They hope to use brain imaging and music to improve understanding of the causes of depression, possibly leading to new treatments. Read Harnessing the Healing Power of Music.

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