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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

Infidelity, Affair, and Recovery

  Infidelity can have devastating effects on any marital relationship. Unfortunately, affairs are a relatively frequent event in relationships. Both men and women admit to having an affair while in a relationship which led to the breakup or divorce. Affairs can happen in 1 out of every 3 marriages. 22% of men say that they’ve

SIBLING RIVALRY: Competition for Parental Love – Part II

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For parents with more than one child, concerns around fair treatment may have crossed your mind more than once. After all, each child has his or her own needs, personality, age, or temperament, so how can they be treated the same? How do you deal with envy? Or Jealousy? Here are some helpful tips: 1. VALUE

THE BOOK OF FORGIVING

The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu I’m never going to forgive them for what they have done! I don’t know if I can forgive them? If I forgive them then they’ll think they can hurt me again. How many times have you heard people use these phrases

SIBLING RIVALRY: Competition for Parental Love – Part I

For parents with more than one child, concerns around fair treatment may have crossed your mind. After all, each child has his or her own needs, personality, age, temperament, so how can they be treated the same? How do you stop envy or jealousy from developing between your children? Here are some helpful tips: 1.

Anger Management: How do You Handle Your Anger?

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Individual Anger Management Do you need individual anger therapy? We all get angry from time to time. Traffic jams, line-ups at the store, computer crashes, humidity, and heat are some of the things that can make our tempers flare. Anger is a normal, healthy human emotion. Our anger tells us we’ve reached our limits or

Suicide is not a dirty little secret

I rarely post or speak of my life experiences on social media but in honour of Father’s Day weekend and missing my Dad…please read, it could save a life. Men are four times more likely to die by suicide than women. Some of you may or may not know, 10.5 months ago I lost my