Why ‘getting lost in a book’ is so good for you, according to science

Whether you’re the reader who rips through a new book each week or the one still slogging through that bestseller your friend recommended months ago, psychologists (and their research) say your time is being well spent. And if it’s been a while since your last date with a good book, the experts have a few reasons that might convince you to give it another go. “One of the...


7 things that are good examples of self-care and 7 things that aren’t

Happy International Self-Care Day!! What are some of your go-to self-care methods?    The term "self-care" has been thrown around a lot lately since it's become en vogue to discuss the nice things you do for yourself in the name of being your own best nurturer. To help you understand how this concept is applied to daily life, I asked Dr. Kristen Lee — "Dr. Kris" — to give us...


CLOSED for CANADA DAY

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Canada Day long weekend!! YOUTHAB will be CLOSED Monday, July 2nd and will be REOPENING Tuesday, July 3rd at 8:30AM for our regular hours. We are sorry for any inconveniences.   Looking for something to do this long weekend? FIND OUT what is happening across the Quinte region this Canada Day. If you would like a Canada Day event happening in the Quinte Region...


Have you checked out the Be Safe App?

Be Safe is a mobile app that aims to help young adults make a decision about seeking help in a crisis. Be Safe is unique because it was developed in full partnership with youth and professionals. It is a systems navigation tool that helps youth find help when they need it, and supports them through the process of reaching out when it feels overwhelming. By using information from our vast network of...


BE A UNIQUE FLOWER! Learn to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Be Happy Being You!

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” — Theodore Roosevelt Who do you most frequently compare yourself to? If you’re not sure, try this question: Who have you compared yourself to in the last 24 hours? If you’re still not sure, think of the last time you checked your Facebook or Instagram feed. Which updates made you feel envious, or made you feel as if your...


Want to discover (or re-discover) your sense of purpose at work? Here’s how

For us to make the greatest impact at our jobs — and also feel the greatest satisfaction — we need to tap into work’s deeper meaning, says Leah Weiss, a compassion expert and researcher. For humans, purpose can be a matter of life and death. As Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl wrote in Man’s Search for Meaning, “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only...