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”

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…”

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”

Today, Be Kind to Yourself.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Buddha It is so easy to be hard on ourselves for not coping the way we think we “should” cope with these changes. In many of my sessions this week, the message that I have been consistently delivering is this:Continue reading “Today, Be Kind to Yourself.”

Pandemic Panic: The importance of exercising social responsibility and compassion during the Covid-19 Outbreak

Global Pandemic. Social Distancing. Panic Buying. State of Emergency. It seems like every time we turn on the television or visit social media and internet sites, we are bombarded with terms like these and daily statistics of cases and fatalities all over the world. How do we not panic, right? There are no subtleties toContinue reading “Pandemic Panic: The importance of exercising social responsibility and compassion during the Covid-19 Outbreak”

Exercising Technological Self-Care: The importance of setting online boundaries

Having two young boys of my own, I have acknowledged that we now live in a technologically-dependent society: everywhere we go, we can access information and create social networks through our electronic devices – cellphones, tablets, laptops, computers, etc. The idea of being in an area with no WIFI can be devastating to some andContinue reading “Exercising Technological Self-Care: The importance of setting online boundaries”

Valentine’s Day: The Day to Celebrate LOVE for everyone

It’s February 14th…which means the romantic comedies and love songs have been playing on repeat for the past few weeks on television and radio, the jewellery commercials have been in full force to remind you of the “perfect” gift of diamonds, and the stores are littered with all shades of pink and red. It’s Valentine’sContinue reading “Valentine’s Day: The Day to Celebrate LOVE for everyone”

Bell Let’s Talk Day is Tomorrow!

January 30, 2019 is Bell Let’s Talk Day!! If you don’t know what this initiative is, make sure to visit their website at: https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/bell-lets-talk-day.  As a therapist and counsellor, I hear it often: “I don’t know if I need counselling. I’m not crazy”. Language is a powerful thing. And the first thing I try to do is NORMALIZE.Continue reading “Bell Let’s Talk Day is Tomorrow!”