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What are the winter blues and ways to fight it?

By | December 19th, 2016|Blog|

As the end of fall and the beginning of winter approaches, the days become shorter. The stress of a year coming to a close, the pressure of the holidays, and the colder weather makes us just want to stay home, and bundle up in the couch, eat comfort food, and talk to no one. Those [...]

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The Benefits of practicing gratitude.

By | November 23rd, 2016|Blog|

In the midst of our national gratitude day Thanksgiving,  You might be asking yourself what am I thankful for? And the thing is you shouldn’t be asking this question to yourself once a year it should be something we do every day, and that most of us are guilty of not doing. Yes, we are [...]

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4 ways to prevent cyberbullying from affecting our children.

By | November 7th, 2016|Blog|

  On the first entry of this blog series, we discuss a little about what Cyberbullying is and how to recognize it. Today we will talk a bit more about ways in which we can create awareness and limit our children from getting involved in Cyberbullying behavior, be it as a victim, perpetrator or even [...]

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What is Cyberbullying and how to recognize it?

By | October 31st, 2016|Blog|

Bullying is a very common behaviour that is threatening our children and community every day.  It not only affects a child directly if he or she is the victim, but it also affects them as bystanders. Because of this more and more kids are being left feeling exposed, vulnerable and unsafe against a situation they [...]

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How to recognize warning signs of suicide thoughts.

By | September 21st, 2016|Blog|

It is scary to think that a loved one might be thinking of taking their life away. However it is important to learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicidal thoughts. A suicidal person might not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean they do not need it. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone. Approximately [...]

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How to Cope When a Loved One has a Mental Illness Diagnosis

By | May 4th, 2016|Blog|

We all know the stigma that surrounds mental health illness. Even today with all the resources and information available to us, it’s very hard for people to open up about their mental health illness, and it is even more difficult for their families and loved ones to understand what they are going through and find [...]

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Smartphones: Help Families Reconnect In The Digital Age.

By | February 11th, 2016|Blog|

"Psychologists and other Child Development Experts are exploring how parents' use of technology affects kids and the best ways to help families reconnect in the Digital Age". Over the last few decades, as technology has advanced beyond our wildest dreams, it has made our lives so much easier. While at first we may have been [...]

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Love & Sex Addiction

By | October 8th, 2015|Blog|

Addiction is composed of three elements:  Obsession or preoccupation, a feeling of being out of control, and continuation of behaviors despite adverse physical or psychological consequences. Mark Laaser, an expert on the topic of sex addiction, says that sexual addiction is a sickness involving any type of uncontrollable sexual activity which results in negative consequences. [...]

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Conflict Resolution

By | October 8th, 2015|Blog|

Before I share with you the Ten Steps of Conflict Resolution, I want to help you recognize when you have to take a T IM E -O U T.  Some conflicts become heated as levels of anger and frustration rise. Rather than speaking assertively, partners begin to accuse, criticize, or yell. Rather than listening actively, [...]

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