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4 Tips to Help Young Children Cope with Anxiety

4 Tips to Help Young Children Cope with Anxiety

Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between what’s anxiety and what’s just normal early childhood behaviour. But if your child consistently exhibits fearful reactions and resists certain situations, there is a good chance they are struggling with anxiety. When a young...
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...
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...
5 Myths about Happy Couples that May Surprise You

5 Myths about Happy Couples that May Surprise You

Every couple has issues – even if their life looks perfect from the outside. Of course, the honeymoon phase of most relationships can leave us feeling excited and enchanted with each other. However, the honeymoon shine will fade over time and that is perfectly normal....
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...
The Word of the Year for 2020 is…..?

The Word of the Year for 2020 is…..?

Traditionally each year one word is chosen to sum up the shared experiences of the year. Collins Dictionary chose lockdown – defined as the imposition of stringent restrictions on travel, social interactions and access to public spaces. Merriam-Webster Dictionary...
A New Approach to a New Year

A New Approach to a New Year

2020 was a hard year. Many people are relieved to see it come to an end. As we begin a new year, we want to hold the hope for better days ahead. Instead of the typical New Year’s resolutions that are typical for the kick-off of a new year, I encourage you to instead...