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To Parents of Young Children – We Wish You a Merry Holiday Season

For parents of young children, the holiday period can mean stress and overwhelm from family dynamics, seasonal responsibilities, and the pressure to create a magical experience for the little ones. Dr Jessica Corbeil shares some science-backed tools and advice to help parents navigate this demanding time and foster a harmonious holiday season for themselves and...
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I failed….$%*!

In this eye-opening blog, Connecte clinical psychologist Dr Amber Labow explains how common cognitive biases that can fuel our fear of failure, and looks at ways we can move away from mindsets created by those biases... and embrace failure instead! Read on and find out why.
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Accepting Our Parents

Dr. Simcha Samuel invites us to take a thoughtful look at ways our past experience informs our present, and how recognizing and accepting our own parents' fallibility can help us more fully accept ourselves in our own roles as parents.
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Into the Unknown! Making Big Choices and Life Changes Part 2: A Song of Ambivalence and Uncertainty

Part 1 of this post about making big choices covered some key basics on the how-to’s of decision-making. Here in Part 2, Dr. Maryann Joseph invites us to come along for a deeper dive down into more process-level help for getting closer to a decision when we feel really stuck. 
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You Are More Than What You Eat

Some attention to how we eat and where our food comes from can have positive effects on our physical and mental health. Cross that optimal level of stress, however, and preoccupation with the quality of food can start to feel all-consuming. 
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If Your Relationship with Food Wasn’t Complicated Enough…

We know that eating disorders grow out of different factors – biological, emotional, social, and cultural – and the effects of the pandemic, like increased uncertainty or isolation, might increase vulnerability. So it's all the more important to name and validate what is new and scary, while finding adaptive ways to cope.
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Into the Unknown! Making Big Choices and Life Changes Part 1: Basic Decision-Making Strategies

Making life's Big Decisions can be overwhelming, but we can start with smaller steps that will help us build better strategies and use our self-awareness to achieve meaningful change.
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After The Last Session..Now What???!!

For many, the end of therapy raises new questions. Are we ready to "go it alone?" What is a lapse or a relapse, and how can we handle it? Annélie Anestin explores what comes next when psychotherapy comes to a close and offers tips on navigating the transition.
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Connected But Alone? A Closer Look At Our Relationship With Our Phone

We rely on technology to make our lives better, simpler, easier..the thing is, real life is messy, demanding and oftentimes uncomfortable. Does our daily reliance on our phones impact our ability to cope in the "real" world? Read on for a closer look at our relationship with our phones.
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How Do I Critique Thee? Let Me Count The Ways

Not surprisingly, negative self-talk has a negative impact on our lives. But how do we turn the dialogue around? By learning to speak to ourselves with compassion we can change the dynamic and reverse the damage, improving our lives and healing ourselves in the process.
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