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Emotional Eating During The Holidays

Mon, 2018-07-30 10:45

Most emotional eaters dread the holiday season with its treats, food focused social events and hyper buffets. That’s because food is the socially acceptable addiction, compulsion and even obsession. For emotional eaters, this can make the holidays a time of self-loathing, complexity and strain. We hope these few tips can help you more successfully negotiate this seasonal food-fest: 1. Plan, Plan, Plan! And write down your danger zones.

TIPS FOR PARENTING YOUR CHILD WITH ADHD

Mon, 2018-07-23 10:57

Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental health conditions in children according to Statistics Canada. It is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, although these symptoms vary. ADHD usually arises in the preschool years but is typically identified in the elementary school grades. Drop out rates for these kids are higher.

10 Tips On Mindful Separation: How To Tell Your Children

Thu, 2018-07-19 11:42

You have decided to make the difficult step to separate. You’ve decided to be mindful and collaborative in your separation. Now, how do you tell your children? Here are some sound guidelines to follow when speaking with your children about your separation. 

Can't Stop Procrastinating?

Mon, 2018-04-16 10:54
In: Anxiety

Tax season is a good time to find ourselves wondering, "Why did I leave this so late?" Do you find yourself thinking, "I've got lots of time to do this (project or assignment, etc)" and then suddenly it has crept up on you and you are in panic mode? Now you've got double the work: getting through the anxiety and also getting the project done. It isn't fun. But you get through. And it's done. Phew.

Caregivers Need Extra Support

Sat, 2017-09-23 12:35

The longer I do this work the more I see evidence of a simple fact: Caregivers need extra support. Caregiving takes many forms. For example: having a child; taking in aging parents; fostering puppies; looking after people with health issues; hearing stories of suffering people, working in the health field, etc. Becoming a caregiver can bring significant joy and meaning.

New Door Opening

Thu, 2017-09-14 12:35

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” Alexander Graham Bell I have heard many stories from people about losing a job, or ending a relationship. Sometimes you have no choice but to let go of some piece of your life. It may feel like the end of the world. Former U.S. President Barack Obama said, “The only thing that’s the end of the world is the end of the world.”

How are We Different after Therapy?

Thu, 2017-09-07 12:40

What happens to us during the therapy process? How are we different after a course of therapy? Often clients come in with specific issues that they hope to improve: anxiety, depression, isolation, emotions all over the place or numbed out, work stress, marital conflict. And through our therapy work together these issues are improved.

People Exhaust Me. I Don't Need To Be Around Them Anyway, Right?

Tue, 2017-05-30 21:23
In: Anxiety

Are you avoiding people or groups because it feels like you get totally drained from interactions with them? It feels like, "I'm so exhausted after interactions with people. I'd rather just stay home where I'm comfortable and I can just be myself." Yes. We all need time on our own to recuperate and rest. 

Why Can't My Partner Meet My Needs?

Sat, 2017-04-01 09:19

Do you often notice your partner isn't meeting your needs? It's like they can never get it right. It's infuriating because you think about others' needs. Why can't your partner get your needs. You reject what they attempt to do because it's not close to what you wanted.

I'm Always the One Doing the Helping. But Who is Going to Help Me?

Thu, 2017-01-26 14:56
In: Trauma

Maybe you've always been the "good listener." The one people turn to. Or, maybe your care-taking role is newly acquired: You became a parent to a child or a pet, took on aging parents, or got married. Perhaps you've obtained a job where you are present with others while they are going through life's up and downs.  You're a health practitioner.  First responder. Lawyer. Social Worker. Teacher. Supervisor. Server. Accountant. The list is endless.

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