Health & Wellness

  • Cell Phones. An All-Ages Addiction.

    Shereeza Ibrahim. B.A.Psych, M.S.W, R.S.W.Clinical Counsellor and Author An unexpected addictive behaviour is creeping up on all of us. It has captured children, teens, adultsand even seniors. Cell phones are addictive. I know we don’t want to see it that way because cellphones seem so harmless. But before we write it off as a mere …

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  • When You Don’t Get What You Want

    Shereeza Ibrahim. B.A.Psych, M.S.W, R.S.W.Clinical Counsellor and Author The riches that life has to offer is plenty, and wealth is everywhere.  Here is the thing:  Some of us spend time looking at those beside us, wishing we could have what others have.  We spend time feeling frustrated that although we work towards it, we don’t …

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  • Keeping Your Ramadan Gains

    Shereeza Ibrahim. B.A.Psych, M.S.W, R.S.W.Clinical Counsellor and Author Allah revealed, “You are the best people raised for the good of mankind; you enjoin good and forbid evil and believe in Allah (3:110).” Are we the best of people raised for the good of mankind by keeping good habits for just 30 days of the year?  …

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  • Qur’an Recitation and Modern Therapy

    Shereeza Ibrahim. B.A.Psych, M.S.W, R.S.W.Clinical Counsellor and Author Using “mindfulness” as way to deal with stress is very popular at the moment, but we’ve actually had this stress-reduction strategy built into our religious practice for over 1400 years. In mindfulness, we choose to pay attention to our thoughts, emotions and senses. When we focus on …

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  • Getting Caught in the YouTube Trap

    Shereeza Ibrahim. B.A.Psych, M.S.W, R.S.W.Clinical Counsellor and Author Have you ever started out simply watching one video on YouTube, but ended up 30 minutes or 1 hour later down “the rabbit hole”?   What is the rabbit hole? It is believed the phrase originally came from Lewis Carroll’s novel “Alice in Wonderland”, when Alice fell down …

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  • Five Simple Tips to Make New Habits Stick

    Shereeza Ibrahim. B.A.Psych, M.S.W, R.S.W.Clinical Counsellor and Author We are just over one month into 2021. Has your new-year’s resolution already become a thing of the past?  If you’re having difficulty changing bad habits into good ones, you’re not alone!  I’m going to give you five solid tips to make those new habits stick. Before …

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