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Divorce and Grief

Leaving, or being left – how divorce grief affects those going through a separation. Continue reading

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Mindful Parenting

Parenting on an empty tank? Self awareness and mindful parenting are key to developing a positive relationship with your child. Continue reading

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“Giving Fatigue” – A Potential Threat to Christmas Spirit?

This Christmas, I experienced something new.  This something new is what I call “Giving Fatigue”.  Giving Fatigue is the emotional strain resulting from constantly being asked to give to worthy causes. Don’t get me wrong, I do not fault charities … Continue reading

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Mother-In Law’s Bombshell Sparks Debate on Manners and Family Values

Carolyn Bourne sparked several weeks of heated debates in the United Kingdom, over her widely published criticisms of future daughter in law Heidi Withers.  The Daily Telegraph has published almost daily on the story, which first came to my attention … Continue reading

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Tips for Helping Your Child Sleep Well At Night

For a good night’s sleep, cut out children’s screen time before bedtime. Victoria Times Colonist recently reported that television before bed can negatively affect the quality of children’s sleep and behaviour.  The effects, from a study completed by Seattle’s Children’s … Continue reading

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Funding for Anti-bullying Program Released, But Limited to Kids Under 6

Anti-bullying program to be expanded in B.C. schools. Good news was released by news outlets in Victoria and Vancouver today–Roots of Empathy programs will be funded for the 2011-12 school year. The Roots of Empathy program encourages the development of … Continue reading

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Anxiety Disorders Increase Risk of Substance Abuse and Suicide

Over one third of people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder self-medicate with drugs or alcohol, reported Dr. Kirk Murphy at the 19th Annual David Berman Conference on Concurrent Disorders on May 25, 2011. Concurrent Disorders are what the mental health community … Continue reading

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