Best Years of Their Lives?

December 29, 2016 by

Often times I hear people tell youth their teen years are going to be the ‘best years of their lives’. Every time I hear this, I shake my head. Having worked with a teenage population for a couple years has opened my eyes to all the new challenges and difficulties that are being thrown into […]

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Posted in Depression, Family & Parenting, General, Grief, Personal Growth, Stress & Anxiety, Uncategorised.

Secrets to Replenishing Sleep: How many sheep can you count?

December 29, 2016 by

The Question: ‘How are you?’. The Answer: ‘Tired’.  The Problem: All too common.  Whether it’s walking through a crowd or sitting in a coffee shop, I hear too many conversations starting just that way.  People are sleep deprived! Makes me wonder if Mr. Sandman is on vacation…so how does one start to improve sleep? Tip […]

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Posted in General, Stress & Anxiety.

Orthorexia Nervosa: When Healing Becomes Unhealthy

January 26, 2016 by

Sally scrolls through her social media and an article catches her eye. She clicks on the link and begins to read about how processed foods can be harmful to health. She resonates with the article and slowly stops eating processed foods such as cereals and canned soups. Sally becomes more curious and starts researching more […]

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Posted in Addictions.

My Teen is Cutting: What can I do?

April 9, 2015 by

Liz and Dan recently received a call from the school counsellor informing them their 14 year old daughter, Becky, has been cutting herself. Liz and Dan were in disbelief and confusion. Becky has always been an outstanding child who is friendly, outgoing, does well in school, is in cheer competitively and helps out around the […]

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Benefits of a Mindful Brain

April 17, 2014 by

Mindfulness has been around for thousands of years and practiced by people across the planet. It wasn’t until recently, well within the past 20 years or so, that we have been able to develop research techniques to study mindfulness. Through neuroscience research we are now able to say that through the intentional focus of attention, […]

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Girls Can Be So Mean

July 8, 2013 by

Three months ago, Susie’s best friend, Jill, stopped talking to her. Jill began pulling other friends away from Susie and would whisper in their ears while giggling and looking at Susie. In the hallways, Jill would make sure to block Susie from standing in the friend circle. Eventually, almost all of Susie’s friends were ignoring […]

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Posted in Family & Parenting.