Emotional Intimacy

March 26, 2013 by

The idea of love has captured the imagination of humanity and has intrigued the hearts and minds of men and women since the beginning of time. Years ago I came across a couple who were moving towards divorce following 32 years of marriage. Both in their 50’s, the wife appeared sad and tired of living […]

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Posted in Marriage & Relationships.

Move Out of Your Comfort Zone

March 26, 2013 by

We all tend to gravitate to what is comfortable and familiar…..sitting at the same place at the dinner table every night, going through the motions of the same routine to get ready for the day each morning, or going to the same favourite places on the weekends or on holidays. We are creatures of habit […]

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Posted in Personal Growth.

Depressed? or Just Not Happy?

March 26, 2013 by

In searching for a topic to write on, I reached out to my social media network for suggestions. The overwhelming response was from people wanting to read about depression. My initial thoughts were, ‘Depression?? Well that’s depressing’. Focusing on the negative often leads to a negative mindset and negative mood, which is the last thing […]

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Posted in Depression, Personal Growth.

Water Water Everywhere

March 25, 2013 by

I just walked into my kitchen and poured myself a glass of water, a ritual I repeat a few times a day and without much thought. However, this time I paused and realized how often I take this clean, readily attainable water for granted. If I were to be more thankful of the many things […]

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Posted in Personal Growth.

Treatment Options

March 25, 2013 by

Are you or someone you know struggling with substance use? Are you searching for suitable addiction resources and supports, but discovering the route to be confusing and daunting? Here is a breakdown of some of the programs available for adults. The first stage in dealing with substance use may be detoxification in order to manage […]

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Posted in Addictions.

Self-Care Can Be Surprisingly Challenging

March 25, 2013 by

Self-care seems like a common sense thing, something to balance out the stresses of life. However, certain kinds of anxious people have special difficulty with practicing self-care: Workaholics: These folks are always focused on the next problem, and don’t stop to appreciate how much energy they have spent on previous challenges. Driven by feelings of […]

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Posted in Personal Growth.

Change Your Thinking

April 18, 2012 by

According to Eckhart Tolle, “80 to 90 percent of most people’s thinking is not only repetitive and useless, but because of its dysfunctional and often negative nature, much of it is harmful.” As we mature, we develop tendencies of thinking based on a complex interaction of our biology and accumulated experiences. Thought patterns become engrained […]

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Posted in Personal Growth.

The Key to Marital Success

April 18, 2012 by

What two attitudes are necessary to create and maintain a successful marriage? Both spouses must be open to growth and they must make their marriage the top priority. Many couples are surprised to learn that they have the opportunity to grow and mature within a marriage. It seems to me that one’s spouse takes on […]

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Posted in Marriage & Relationships.

Questions that Arise When a Loved One Dies

April 18, 2012 by

Why is it taking so long for me to feel better? You may be asking this question of yourself after only a short time following the death of a loved one. Grief feels crazy at times and you want it to be over with so that you can feel normal again. However, it can take […]

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Posted in Depression, Grief, Personal Growth, Stress & Anxiety.

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