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Coping with Loss and Grief over the Holiday Season

Loss. We are never ready when we loss a family member, a relative, a friend or a coworker. Holiday times can be especially difficult to celebrate if there is an empty spot in your heart and at your dining room table. Your first year after the death of your loved one is the most difficult.

Marnie Colter seeing clients at our latest new location

  Marnie Colter will be seeing all of her clients at our latest new location. Marnie has opened our latest new location at 430 Hazeldean Rd. Suite 203.  Marnie is a Registered Psychotherapist with 20+ years experience working in both individual and group settings. She is passionate about assisting adults and youth (12+) to understand

Using your Five senses to Ground Yourself

When you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed use your five senses to help ground you in the present moment. Sometimes we get caught up in our anxiety and our thoughts. Using your senses,  keeps you in the present moment right now. A self-soothing  or grounding activity is any activity that helps to calm or

Nataxja Cini on CTV speaking about “13 Reasons Why”

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Nataxja Cini speaking on CTV Morning Live with host Annette Goerner about the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” which portrays the life and death to suicide of high school student Hanna. Today’s segment is about how to talk with your children and teens about the controversial show.

Are You stuck after an Affair?

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Are you stuck after an affair? Learning about an affair or admitting to your partner you had an affair is one of the most painful events that can happen within a marriage or relationship. Whether you are the hurting partner or the unfaithful partner, getting stuck along the path of affair recovery is possible. Recovering

Nataxja Cini on CTV News about the Toronto Van Attack

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The images of the van attack in Toronto were pervasive on television and on social media. Nataxja Cini speaks with news anchor Matt Skube about how to talk with your children about the attacks. It’s easy to be traumatized by the images on TV, and for children to view the world as a dangerous place.

Building Positive Relationships: the Value of Hugs

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Building Positive Relationships I have a present for you, but I need to borrow your arms for wrapping paper. ~Author Unknown We all love to receive and give hugs. Well that’s not quite 100% true. Many of us love to receive and give hugs. You might use hugs to express your love  and affection for

Any Time IS a Good Time to Talk About Mental Health!

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Any Time IS a Good Time to Talk About Mental Health! My life changed forever 550 days ago when my dad made the choice to take his own life – by suicide. My Dad would do anything for anyone, especially his children. He had a work ethic like no other and strong core values; with

Affair Proof your Relationship

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Infidelity takes many forms from casually talking and flirting to living a secret life together. Infidelity destroys relationships, marriages, and families. It breaks the trust between you and your partner or your spouse. It leaves a gapping hole in your relationship. Infidelity can be something as simple as keeping secrets from your spouse or important information.  Affairs

Bullying

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Bullying is a serious problem we unfortunately may face in all stages of our lives. Bullying is the use of ongoing verbal, physical, or emotional harassment, intimidation, or isolation. A bully intends to hurt, threaten, or frighten his or her victim through deliberate and repeated acts or words. It isn’t just kids who are bullied. Even adults can