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Overcoming the Unique Challenges of a Blended Family

Overcoming the Unique Challenges of a Blended Family

When you meet and fall in love with a new partner after a divorce or breakup, blending your families may be the last thing on your mind. After all, you are enjoying the emotional high of a new romance. You are thrilled to have found someone else to love and spend your...
3 Tips to Help Co-Parent with an EX

3 Tips to Help Co-Parent with an EX

Divorce or relationship breakups that involve children are so much more complicated and painful than those without. After all, you still must see and communicate with the person you are no longer with. No matter how painful the dissolution of your relationship was,...
What to Do if Your Teen is Experiencing Depression or Anxiety

What to Do if Your Teen is Experiencing Depression or Anxiety

Adolescence is a time of enormous growth. Not only are their bodies continuing to grow, but so are their independence, social lives, and possible career interests for the future. It is an exciting time, but it can also be a time of mood struggles, like anxiety and...
4 Types of Unexpected Grief

4 Types of Unexpected Grief

Grief is most often associated with death. As a culture, we struggle with grief. So, it is not surprising given our difficulty with grief, and the narrow definition associated with death, that we fail to recognize the range of human experiences that can trigger a...
Ambiguous Grief – What Is It?

Ambiguous Grief – What Is It?

Grief is hard under any circumstance. But some circumstances add extra layers of challenge, as in the case of ambiguous grief. Ambiguous grief involves the grieving of someone who is still alive. They are here in body but psychologically they are no longer present. In...
4 Tips to Enhance Intimacy in Your Relationship

4 Tips to Enhance Intimacy in Your Relationship

A deep relationship with an intimate partner is one of the greatest gifts that life offers. We are made to belong and to connect; romantic relationships offer fulfillment of these needs. In the best of times, a partner offers us a place of emotional safety, nurture...
12 Secrets of the Happiest Relationships

12 Secrets of the Happiest Relationships

Is your relationship happy and healthy? If not, the impact on how you feel emotionally, and the overall wellbeing of your family is impacted. Investing in this relationship pays big dividends emotionally and physically. Research shows that adults in healthy...
Pandemic Parenting Tips – 5 Strategies to Balance the Chaos

Pandemic Parenting Tips – 5 Strategies to Balance the Chaos

Families are having a hard time. As we approach the one year mark of navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not surprising that families are struggling in multiple ways. Even in ordinary times, many parents struggle to balance work and family...
Raising Kids & Keeping the Romance

Raising Kids & Keeping the Romance

How do you make time for your relationship while you’re also busy parents? Depending upon how long you’ve been a parent, you may hardly remember the carefree days before children arrived. You had responsibilities, but chances are that you and your partner had a...
10 Easy Ways to Connect with Your Partner

10 Easy Ways to Connect with Your Partner

Life is busy. The demands of home, family and work can rob you of the energy to invest in your intimate relationship. Don’t fall into the trap of assuming your partner knows how important and special they are to you. Be intentional about demonstrating your love. If...
COVID Fatigue

COVID Fatigue

Covid fatigue is real and it can look like depression. As a second State of Emergency was recently declared in Ontario, many of us are feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, sad and angry. One client described having “decision fatigue” as she faced decisions about how to...
5 Steps to Relieve COVID Fatigue

5 Steps to Relieve COVID Fatigue

It is even possible to find relief from COVID-19 Fatigue? The answer is YES. And here is a simple guide for you to follow. The 3 Key Approaches for Relief Think: Train your mind and manage what you are thinking (cognitive therapy) Act: Do life-giving activities...