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In Defense of Hobbies

As responsibilities pile up and stress builds, the first thing we tend to let go of are hobbies. We tell ourselves that we “don’t have enough time” for hobbies when there are other important tasks demanding our time and attention. 
 
It...

Embracing Lockdown – Connections through Routine

Prior to COVID-19, many of us found ourselves so busy with activities, events, and responsibilities. Having all activities and events cancelled weighs heavy on many. However, this time may be a great opportunity to reflect on how we spend our...

Demystifying Boundaries

As humans, relationships are of paramount importance to our wellbeing. But relationships are dynamic and complex and can often be difficult to navigate. There is no universal guidebook on how to have healthy relationships and many of us were not...

The Purpose in Your Pain 

 
Your pain has a purpose.
 
To resist or avoid the depths of pain is to turn away from the most authentic parts of your soul. To close the beautiful tapestry that provides a window into who you are.
 
This is because inside...

Anxiety and Stress

 
In general, anxiety, in and of itself, is natural and adaptive; it is a normal reaction to stress, and it has its place as an essential signal for our safety.  For example, it can motivate us to accomplish tasks like...

Recognizing and Coping with ‘Pandemic Fatigue’

What is ‘Pandemic Fatigue’
 
‘Pandemic fatigue’ refers to feelings of emotional and mental fatigue, and overwhelm as a result of having to abide by strict rules for extended periods of time. This can result in burnout and a decreased ability or...

Accessing Help and Acting in Faith During Life’s Storms

The Ministry of Jesus occurred on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, a freshwater lake in the northern part of Israel. While this body of water is 700 feet below sea level, the slopes of the Golan Heights to...

5 Ways to Set Better Goals for the New Year

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“New year, new me” is a phrase we commonly hear as we close out the year and look forward to the next. We often start the year with the best of intentions to create new...

Fostering a Growth Mindset in Children

 
Are we encouraging our children to have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? The type of mindset that children develop early on in life can make a profound difference in their approach to learning, resiliency and ultimate success.
We may...

Processing Disappointment – Not Losing Hope

 
Disappointment is the experience you feel when you consider ‘what might have been,’ in contrast to your present circumstances. It is the recognition that you don’t have, didn’t get, or will not achieve what you wanted, as well as a...