Women’s Issues

Parenting While in Recovery

   Parenting is the most wonderful job in the world and the hardest thing you will ever do. Most parents aspire to be the best parents they can be, but it's not done without struggles or mistakes. There is no perfect parent just as there are no perfect children! While ...

A Lesson From the Honeybee: Working with What You’ve Got

My LPC Supervisor (shoutout Megan Garzaglass woohoo you’re amazing!) encourages me to no end. She likes to remind me about that popular story about how the honey bee aerodynamically should not be able to fly. It does anyway because it doesn’t care about what humans deem impossible. Apparently, some researchers ...

4 Steps on How to Be Assertive This Year

Happy 2020, readers! Not only are we entering a new year, but we are entering a new decade. Reflect for a moment and envision what you want this next chapter of your life to look like. If you’ve struggled with finding your voice and confidently speaking your mind in the ...

Regain Control: Reconnecting with Your New Year Resolution(s)

The new year is in full swing. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? If the answer is Great! – well keep on rocking! Great job! If the answer is Not so good – let’s pause and take stock.  First and foremost, it should be noted that forging new ...

What is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions, as well as the emotions of others.  There are three parts of emotional intelligence which include: emotional awareness; the ability to manage and regulate emotions (in yourself and others); and the ability to connect and apply emotion to ...

Am I Abusing Alcohol?

That's a tough question to answer; especially when you don't believe you could have issues with alcohol. Most either drink socially or know they have a problem with alcohol. But there are many who may not voice to family or friends that their drinking has gotten out of control. If ...

Redefining the Practice of Patience

My sweet Izzy (my second oldest dog) doesn't seem to have much longer on this earth. She's the kind of dog that stares into your soul with the biggest smile and a constant tail wag, looking cute no matter what she does. She's also the kind of dog to literally ...

Sometimes Life Just Sucks..and That’s OK

The Truth. Authenticity – it’s something that we crave, we seek after, we talk about, but when it faces us, it’s often uncomfortable and we don’t know what to do with it. We are used to the truth being brushed off and prettied up for us, or having extra sharp ...

Minimizing to Maximize: Exploring the benefits of a Minimalist Lifestyle

The end of a calendar year ushers in a sense of hope and the desire for new aspirations. As we anticipate the new year, it is typical to set goals and “New Year’s Resolutions.” This is the perfect time to incorporate lifestyle changes as well as healthier habits.  Minimalism A ...

“It’s Not If, It’s When” – Managing Anxiety for Parents of Kids with Chronic Illnesses

You’re not worried if the bridge is going to collapse while driving.  You’re not losing sleep about if all the pillows are lined up straight downstairs on the couch.  You’re not worried about catching a life threatening illness from using a public washroom. You’re worried when your next hospital trip ...
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