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Mindful Parenting During a Pandemic

Parents have been stretched in a million different ways during this pandemic and pushed beyond the limits in ways they did not know were possible.
All at once, we were hopping on and off work zoom calls between episodes of Cocomelon...

Being and Doing: Integrating Masculine and Feminine Energies

 
In our patriarchal, achievement-oriented society, there is an imbalance of masculine energy – a focus on doing, rather than being. We are overly concerned with how productive we are, our achievements, and our careers. My Asian neighbour expressed his dislike...

The Value of Values

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Values are an important part of who we are. They can ground us when making decisions, help us prioritize, and connect us to those around us. Despite their importance, we often do not spend much time...

Growing Up with a Parent with an Addiction

Addiction is a mental illness. When a person struggles with an addiction it can affect every aspect of their life, including their ability to parent. Like other mental illness, addictions can be passed down by a combination of genetics and...

The Power of Our Thoughts

 
Our thoughts are silent, but powerful. They have the ability to impact our state of mind, perspective, well-being, and ultimately the course of our lives. It is often said that thoughts lead to feelings, which lead(s) to behaviour. Therefore, it...

Awe

What is the emotion of “Awe” and how can this complex emotion enhance your life. Awe is said to be a positive emotion that is triggered by awareness of something that is vastly larger than oneself and not understandable. This...

The difference between helpful and unhelpful worry

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Do you ever find yourself in bed, trying to go to sleep but your brain is thinking and keeping you up? Do you ever find yourself trying to get work done but realize that you have...

How to Overcome Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours

 
What are body-focused repetitive behaviours (BFRBs)?

Often dismissed as “bad habits,” these self-grooming behaviours include nail biting, skin picking, and hair pulling, among others. According to www.bfrb.org, at least 5% of the population engage in BFRBs; so, they are quite common!...

Building Connections

 
“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irresistible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as...

5 Ways to Make Big Decisions

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Now more than ever, life can feel like a never-ending series of choices. All day we make many small decisions, including what to wear, how to respond to others, and how to spend our time.
 
We...