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Winter Wellness: Blue Monday Tips

January 19, 2020
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The third Monday in January, coined Blue Monday, has been said the to be the saddest day of the year. While it’s contested and can be problematic if we expect to feel down, it remains that number of factors can come together to make mid-January a difficult time for many. Those with and without a […]

Grief and The Holidays

November 29, 2019
Acceptance, Breavement, Grief, Holiday stress

Grief due to death can make the holidays an especially hard time. Charlotte Abou-Heif, MSW, RSW a local Bowmanville therapist who specializes in grief, joined me to talk about grief and the holidays. We discuss coping as an adult and a child, how parent/caregivers can support children and how we can support others. For more […]

Part of my story…

My kids (especially my first) haven’t always gotten the best of me. Yet, they are the best of me. I teach them lessons, they now annoyingly remind me… like words I shouldn’t say, to breathe, that it’s okay, and a bad moment doesn’t have to make a bad day, we get to choose. I don’t […]

Savouring Summer

Summer has just begun and many of us have our calendar filled right to September. We can see the summer slipping by before it even gets into the swing of things. Practicing mindfulness is one way to keep grounded and ensure the summer days are savoured.  A quick review of what is mindfulness. There’s many […]

A Self Worthy of Love

March 19, 2019
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As we wrap up February, emotions can be mixed. Resolutions may have been made/broken, we may start envisioning the year slipping by, or we may be excited about what’s to come. Wherever we’re at, we deserve self-love. Self-love unfortunately like many things in the emotional wellness field can come off as a fluffy buzz word. […]

Three Tips For Worry

January 20, 2019
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Worry is something that can affect us all. However, some of us have developed a habit of worry, where it has become a part of our daily lived life. We live with worry, fueled by fear- some of which have kernels of truth that only enforces the need for worry. Living a life with worry […]