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While we all experience that “out of balance” feeling in our lives, it is important to acknowledge that it is a natural part of being human. The research shows that most Canadians feel that their lives are currently out of balance out of balance. One quarter...

We also need to begin to examine the influence we have over our own lives beginning with ourselves. Here is a telling quote by Mohandas K. Ghandi. “I have only three enemies. My favorite enemy, the one most easily influenced for the better, is the British...

When discussing self-care we often refer to the ‘Airplane Analogy’- putting the oxygen mask on ‘you’ before the person next to you. In other words: ‘Take Care of Yourself First’ so there is more of you to give to everyone and everything else in your...

Eating, food and how we view ourselves are connected with our core beliefs, values and attitudes.   Did you ever stop to think of the central role that food plays in our lives?  Consider these scenarios.  One involves a lovely 75 year old woman who, during...

There isn’t a “one size fits all solution.”  What may work for one person may not work for another. What’s important is to work through barriers to changing some life style habits that can lead to negative health consequences. Think about taking a proactive, preventative,...

Do you ever wonder what life would be like without relationships?  We live in a relational world. Relationships are important in all aspects of our lives. They help you feel healthier, happier and more satisfied with your life. Think about all the relationships that you have...

Communication is key to healthy relationships and we often hear stories from people with whom we work of times when communication is lacking. How do we build mutually sustaining trusting relationships? The first step is to have open, honest and direct conversations with others. The next...

The experience of loss is unique to different individuals. Who we are means that we will grieve differently. New approaches to grief recognize that the process is not isolated from our social world. Bereavement shakes our organized world. Through our conversations we try to help people...

We have all experienced loss in different ways.  Loss can be significant as in the loss of a close relative or friend or a beloved pet.  It can also be the loss of a job, loss of health or the loss of a relationship. Making sense...