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No Bad Parts

No Bad Parts

I really enjoy watching the Disney movie “Inside Out,” and I often recommend the film to my clients. The protagonist of the movie is a little girl named Riley and her emotions - Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear. These emotional characters help Riley face her...

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How to Navigate Sibling Rivalries At Home?

How to Navigate Sibling Rivalries At Home?

It’s a tale as old as time and one many are all too familiar with. Sibling rivalry is a common dynamic in many households, but it takes many forms, and while some are a healthy aspect of family life and development, others might prove to be cause for concern.   ...

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What is ‘Mental Hygiene’?

What is ‘Mental Hygiene’?

The latest mental health buzzword has been circulating the Internet, but what does it really mean for us, and what are its essential components?   Hygiene, health and safety have been popular phrases used in almost every post-Covid setting. We’re all being reminded to...

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Christmas Alone

Christmas Alone

Don’t be stoic about being alone this Christmas, or any time when you are usually with family. No matter what kind of person you are: a people person, or someone who likes to spend time alone, there is nothing as lonely as a traditional family day spent on your own....

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25 Great Ideas to Celebrate Kindness Today

25 Great Ideas to Celebrate Kindness Today

“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.”  – Barbara De Angelis   By performing random acts of kindness, we not only brighten someone else's day but also enrich our own...

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Retrain the Brain, Change the Habits

Retrain the Brain, Change the Habits

Have you ever wondered why habits are so hard to break, especially the bad ones? The habits that human beings follow might have a positive impact on behaviours, but they can have a negative effect on social relations. Human habits are complex, and the significance of...

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Adapting to School

Adapting to School

Happy September, everyone. May the new school year kick off on a positive note. Wishing calmness, strength and zen-mode to all of us (both children and parents). Adapting to school 🙇 🏢📗📘🗓✏️🖋📝🙇‍♀️ can take a month or even more. And not only for children but also for...

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Talking About Eating Disorders

Talking About Eating Disorders

  What is an Eating Disorder?  Eating disorders (ED) can be expressed in a myriad of ways including extreme restrictions on one’s food intake, binge eating, purging attempts, mental distortions of body image, and extreme exercise. An excessive obsession with food,...

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“Doing” Leadership

“Doing” Leadership

“DOING” LEADERSHIP by KELLY HUTCHISON As a long-time leader of teams, I often get asked for my thoughts on how to “do” leadership.  Just recently, I was talking with a bright, early-career entrepreneur who said, “My business is growing like crazy and I’m starting to...

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How to Help Your Kids Make Friends

How to Help Your Kids Make Friends

One of the crucial components of friendly relations between people is attachment, to which the famous psychologist J. Bowlby devoted his theory. Affection is a basic human need. We all need a person by our side from whom we can receive support, recognition, care. In...

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10 Things to Prevent and Fight Alzheimer’s

10 Things to Prevent and Fight Alzheimer’s

20 June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Day, and it's a great opportunity for all of us to be reminded about brain health, Alzheimer's disease, and other dementias. Alzheimer's disease is one of the leading causes of death which can’t be cured, can hardly be...

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What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

After a stressful and traumatic experience, it's quite usual to have disturbing flashbacks, feel anxious, stressed and/or depleted and have difficulties sleeping. It may be hard at first to carry out routine everyday tasks, such as going to work, school, or spending...

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The Benefit of Laughter

The Benefit of Laughter

Did you know that healthy children can laugh 400 times in a day but adults only average 15 times? It seems that we all need more laughter in our lives. But, does it really matter? Is laughter the best medicine? The Benefit of Laughter Well, research indicates that...

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Befriend your Nervous System

Befriend your Nervous System

  Our brain is wired to constantly scan for potential dangers and safety in our surroundings, even if we do so without realizing it. We read thousands of social cues when we interact with others, such as facial expressions, voice tones, body language, and more....

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Re-entering the Outside World

Re-entering the Outside World

​Travelling post-Covid In the 2015 movie “Room”, based on the novel by Emma Donoghue, a mother and her son Jack are held captive in a single-room outbuilding for nearly seven years.  During this time, “Ma” works to keep her son healthy and happy by structuring their...

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