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What We Didn’t Expect When We Were Expecting

As parents we don’t need to be perfect to be enough - there is a lot of value in being a “good enough” mom. Kids don’t need perfect parents. In fact, there is some evidence that helicoptering over our children makes it harder for them to learn valuable lessons about independence and making mistakes. Kids...
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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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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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Two Invaluable Lessons I Learned As A Therapist

In recent months most of us have experienced an unprecedented amount of upheaval, and although it has happened that a client shares something that I have personally experienced, it is the first time that we have gone through such experiences “together”. Surprisingly, part of what has allowed me to get through these trying times is...
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Parenting amid the Covid-19 pandemic: A time to practice self-compassion

We are all going to slip into self-critical talk at times in the coming weeks or months; the challenge is to catch yourself doing it and see if you can practice compassionate self-talk some of the time; that, in and of itself, is an important thing that we can model for our children.
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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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4 Steps To Break The Anxiety Cycle

Anxious thoughts can sometimes lead us in circles, leaving us feeling tied up in knots. In this blog post, Dr. Maryann Joseph explains the anxiety cycle and brings us 4 practical steps we can use to break free.
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Back To The Present! One Time-Travelling Hack To Be Here Now

In this post, Dr Maryann Joseph shares a complementary “top-down” approach for being in contact with the present moment. She suggests to start with whatever is precious to you in the big picture of your life to come into closer contact with little elements of the current moment that may otherwise be flying under the...
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The Importance Of Setting Boundaries

"Knowing what’s yours and what’s not. Acknowledging that every adult is responsible for themselves. Having a functional boundary (one that works) means taking responsibility for your own actions and emotions, and NOT taking responsible for the actions and emotions of others." in this blog Dr Danit Nitka explains the importance of healthy boundaries and offers...
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Want To Change The World? Start By Connecting To You

Self-care is not selfish, it's "putting your oxygen mask on first". Start connecting to your WHYs, your WHATs and your WHOs for self-care.
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