How to Say NO! Aug 22, 2021

Do you have a hard time drawing a line in the sand? Are you boundaries blurry? Do you have a hard time saying no?

Learning to say no is a necessary skill when it comes to setting boundaries and maintaining healthy relationships, but before learning how to say no, let’s look at some of...

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Are You Hiding Behind a Mask? Jul 21, 2021

The truth is, we all wear masks in life. Masks allow us to protect ourselves, and not just from COVID-19! Masks allow us to decide which parts of ourselves we want to show and which parts we want to keep hidden. We all have different reasons for hiding our authentic self. For me personally,...

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Self-Care in Times of Uncertainty May 10, 2021
  • Have you noticed a decline in your mental or physical health? Perhaps increased anxiety, irritability, insomnia, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness?

  • Are you experiencing relationship problems that you didn’t have before? In your marriage, at work, or with other family members?

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The Costs of Over Caring May 10, 2021
When I was a child, things were very different. By the time I was eight years old, I had a list of daily and weekly chores which consisted of doing dishes, vacuuming, cleaning my room, doing laundry, piling wood, and preparing my lunches, to name a few. I was not a child-slave by any means, but...
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COVID-19 and Caregiving May 10, 2021
In Canada, it is estimated that 25% of Canadians are providing some level of informal, unpaid care to a family member or friend. When you add parental and professional caregiving roles, the number of caregivers in our country are astronomical. As a society, we depend on formal and informal...
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7-Day Plan to Better Self-Esteem May 10, 2021
Do you ever feel insecure or inadequate? Do you find yourself comparing yourself to others or worrying about what other people are thinking of you? If so, you’re not alone. There are many causes for low self-worth, which can include childhood loss, abuse, neglect, rejection, parental...
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5 Steps for Forgiving the One You Love May 10, 2021
There is a lot of confusion about forgiveness, so let me start by defining the term. “Forgiveness is a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group that has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your...
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10 Tips to Avoid Communication Drama May 10, 2021
People often complain that there is not enough communication, but the truth is, there is plenty of it. The real problem is that it is bad communication. Learning to communicate from a sincere, honest place - not from our old hurts - is not an easy task. With these 10 tips, you can say what you...
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Breaking the Stress Addiction May 10, 2021
It is estimated that the average person has over 6,000 thoughts per day.This fact might help explain why we often feel like there is constant chatter going on in our minds. Unfortunately, most of us fall into negative thinking “habits” and a high percentage of our thoughts become...
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10 Tips to Cure Insomnia Naturally May 10, 2021

1) Cut down on sugar & caffeine

Let’s be realistic. No one wants to cut out their morning coffee or leave their sweet tooth unsatisfied.

The good news is you don’t have to! However, cutting out as much sugar and caffeine from your diet as possible, especially after supper,...

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7 Happiness Habits Nov 16, 2020
“Money can’t buy happiness” is an age-old cliché. The funny thing about clichés is that they are often true. This cliché is certainly true, but its potency isn’t about money specifically. The truth is, nothing external can buy, bring, give, or deliver...
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Stress or Burnout? Nov 16, 2020
Do you feel worn out? Overextended? Tired all the time? If so, you’re not alone. Balancing the constant demands of a busy work life on top of your caregiving roles and other responsibilities can feel virtually impossible. If you are caring for an aging parent, tending to children, or...
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