Be Kind and Give Love to Yourself: Using Self-Compassion This Valentine’s Day

We completed the first month of 2021…how has it been for you so far? On a positive note, the Covid-19 vaccinations have been rolled out, the second lockdown is ALMOST behind us, and winter is more than halfway finished. For those who committed to New Year’s resolutions, you are probably still motivated to do whatContinue reading “Be Kind and Give Love to Yourself: Using Self-Compassion This Valentine’s Day”

“Happy” Holidays? Finding creative ways to stay festive during a pandemic holiday season

The jury is split among the clients I have been seeing. The holiday season is either cancelled or it’s going to be celebrated in an excessive and overly abundant manner. One thing is common though: it is definitely going to be a holiday season that will be different from all holiday seasons. This pandemic hasContinue reading ““Happy” Holidays? Finding creative ways to stay festive during a pandemic holiday season”

Starting Another Week Mindfully and Gratefully…

(Also posted on Instagram and Facebook pages) Welcoming another week! I’ve used my Yoga Bear to help today! He can do pretty much any pose, which helps me when I have to show a pose that I can’t physically do myself. This week, we used the bear to show the steps needed to get intoContinue reading “Starting Another Week Mindfully and Gratefully…”

Start your child’s school day mindfully: An interactive and easy activity to set up at home

With all the uncertainty in the world, our children require as much structure and predictability as possible. They also need positivity and peace. I’ve made the difficult decision to keep my son’s home for at least the first part of the school year and I understand that this can be stressful for them – theyContinue reading “Start your child’s school day mindfully: An interactive and easy activity to set up at home”

Embracing the Forever Student in Me…

Through this pandemic, I’ve learned a few things about myself. First, there is always time to do the things I want, even though it seems like there is not enough time in the day. Second, in difficult times, it’s important to find “silver linings”. And if there doesn’t seem to be any, make them forContinue reading “Embracing the Forever Student in Me…”

To Send or Not to Send Your Kids to School During this Pandemic…

One of the common themes of my sessions these days seem to be the difficult decision ahead of many parents of young children and youth: Should I send my child(ren) back to school or keep him/her/them home in the Fall? For some, it is not really a difficult decision at all – we have workContinue reading “To Send or Not to Send Your Kids to School During this Pandemic…”

When the topic of Systemic Racism makes you feel uncomfortable…

One of the common themes of my most recent sessions with clients has surrounded the topic of “systemic racism”. There are so many reminders in our local and international communities that have been present in our newsfeeds. It seems that everywhere we turn, whether or not it’s in the news or on all social mediaContinue reading “When the topic of Systemic Racism makes you feel uncomfortable…”

Relationship Survival: We’re in this pandemic together

Let’s rewind a couple of months for a moment: You may recall you and your partner in a different type of routine. Work may have been outside of the house for most of the day. Kids (if any) were in school for most of the day. Then, at some point in the evening, you allContinue reading “Relationship Survival: We’re in this pandemic together”

Distance Learning: What I’ve Learned After I’ve Survived the First Week

I survived the first week of distance learning…did you? Last week, I was asked to participate in an interview for a local paper about the impact of distance learning on children and working families, and more importantly, the barriers that may interfere with success. To read the article, please click here. Preparing for this interviewContinue reading “Distance Learning: What I’ve Learned After I’ve Survived the First Week”

Online Counselling Sessions: How Technology has Made Support (Somewhat) Accessible to Clients During the Covid-19 Pandemic

This global pandemic has forced many of us to be creative and flexible with the way in which we complete our work. With most of us being asked to work from home, we are experiencing the challenges and conveniences of technology on a full-time basis – teleconferences, online training sessions, and, in my case, telemedicineContinue reading “Online Counselling Sessions: How Technology has Made Support (Somewhat) Accessible to Clients During the Covid-19 Pandemic”