GRIEF: THE FINAL FRONTIER

grief“Space: the final frontier”. This classic opening line to the TV Star Trek series is known the world over.  Well, just the way space may be the final frontier, I think, in our culture, grief is, too.  In this article, I want to share some ideas I have about grief and grieving and some ways we can all live more authentically and compassionately with ourselves and others. Read more.  (more…)

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BACK TO SCHOOL, NOT BACK TO STRESS

Kids Getting on School BusIsn’t it appalling?  Just as you’re getting your summertime groove on, all of a sudden there are “End of Summer Sales” popping up everywhere and the dreaded “Back to School Sales”.  Whether you’re going back to school, you have kids who are going back to school or even if you don’t fall into either of these categories, the Back to School stress is palpable. I see it in my practice every year immediately after Labour Day Weekend – sometimes even in the last week of August.  Everyone gets super busy and their stress levels go way up!  However, it doesn’t have to be this way. You actually can enjoy the rest of the summer AND be ready for the Back to School rush. That’s right – you can still enjoy your backyard BBQ bliss AND be ready to slide into the post Labour Day busyness. Here’s how….. (more…)

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YOUR HAPPY PLACE: More than just a cliché

happy-placeHow many times have you joked about needing to go to your “happy place” while recounting a crazy situation you’ve experienced?  At one time or another we’ve all joked or been teased about going to our happy place to deal with stress.  We’ve heard it on sit-coms and in movies to the point where “your happy place” has become a cliché.  However, what you may not know is that research has been and continues to be done on happiness and the important effects happiness has on everything from personal health to the world economy. Do you want to find out how to go to your happy place AND reap the benefits?  Read on. (more…)

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