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Four things you can do to support your teen’s mental health

Four things you can do to support your teen’s mental health

Show your teenager love and care, while looking after yourself. Read the original article here. Whether you and your teen are getting along well or having challenges, it is important to show that you love and support them, that you can help them navigate tough times...

Is It Seasonal Affective Disorder, or Is It Just Me?

Is It Seasonal Affective Disorder, or Is It Just Me?

As I sit writing this, the day outside is damp and overcast.  There is a steady drizzle in the air.  Windshield wipers go back and forth on the cars whizzing by.  Looking out the window, it is hard not to feel a bit gloomy. Approaching the shorter days of fall and...

A Pinch of Grace

A Pinch of Grace

The understatement of the year is that ‘parenting is hard’.  In today’s environment, it’s harder than ever.  I really have nothing to compare it to since I have only been a parent for 13 years, but I would be willing to bet it was easier when our parents were raising...

Self-Care During Covid: Tending Your Garden

Self-Care During Covid: Tending Your Garden

How is your garden growing?  A garden is often used as a metaphor for life. During COVID-19 times, we may ask “What’s the point?  I am stuck inside, and my life has shut down. Where is the garden in that?” The truth is, now is a great opportunity to tend the garden of...

Gratitude Makes What We Have Enough

Gratitude Makes What We Have Enough

I know I am not the only one who is sick of hearing the news these days.  However, it is impossible to ignore all the problems going on in our world between the continued spread of the coronavirus and the racial tensions blanketing our society.  It is critical that we...

Self-Care During Covid: Social Support

Self-Care During Covid: Social Support

This week I want to talk about the importance of social support during Covid as a form of self-care.  Let’s face it: the past 6 months of social distancing and quarantine measures at home have made it difficult to connect to our usual social support systems. Zoom,...

Addiction Recovery: Making changes amidst a pandemic

Addiction Recovery: Making changes amidst a pandemic

In the matter of 2 weeks our world was turned upside down.  That which we knew as our normal, was changed.  We stayed home, we isolated, and we were uncertain.   We were forced to teach, to be IT techs all while working, or worse, NOT working because we lost our job. ...

Self-Care strategies during COVID-19

Self-Care strategies during COVID-19

We have all heard that self-care is important – but what does that really mean?  Especially during the time of COVID-19, what does self-care even look like? More quiet time? More cups of afternoon tea? More FaceTime with friends and family? Perhaps self-care during...