“Nothing builds self esteem and self confidence like accomplishment.” -Thomas Carlyle Low self esteem (and lack of confidence) can be deeply rooted in.. traumatic life experiences, ill health and negative life events.  All can lead to a lack of self control. Additionally, where discrimination in all it forms is experienced, this too can lead to […]

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Resilient Children Through Positive Parenting

Parenting is as crazy as circumnavigating the world without a map…but, oh, what a journey! Parenting has never been more challenging than now.  Living in a fast-paced, hectic world with combined challenges of such things as new technology, rapidly changing family dynamics, a 24/7 news cycle and an overwhelming educational system – all these in combination […]

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Internet Addiction – Controlling The Habit


“Addiction begins with the hope that something ‘out there’ can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.” -Jean Kilbourne It is very easy to take internet usage at face value.  However, Internet Addiction has been diagnosed as a new clinical disorder that causes relational, occupational, and social problems.  This compulsion is a global issue that begins in […]

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Positive People Manage Their Anger

“Anger is one letter short of danger.” –Eleanor Roosevelt Feeling angry is a normal and healthy emotion and is not a problem in itself. Anger is an emotion that can range from mild annoyance to intense rage.  How we cope with and express uncontrolled anger can either spur us into addressing our responses (personally) and […]

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Hoarding – From Clutter To Simplicity

Hoarding clutter to simplicity

“It’s not about deciding what I do or don’t need. It’s not even about knowing what I should or shouldn’t keep. It’s about understanding what I can handle.” -Dana White Hoarding is as old as time. In ancient times if you got tired of the clutter, you simply buried it. Archaeologists would probably agree with […]

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The Healthy Relationship Bill of Rights

THE RIGHT TO INDIVIDUALITY As a member of a healthy relationship, I have the right to be the same person I was before we began dating. I should not have to adjust any inherent part of myself to make you happy. THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY As a member of a healthy relationship, I have the […]

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Desiderata – Words for Life by Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, […]

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Stopping Domestic and Family Violence : Everyone’s Responsibility

Relationships and lifeskills domestic violence

Q: What are Family Violence and Domestic Violence?  Are they the same? Often the terms are used interchangeably . Domestic and Family Violence is when someone intentionally uses violence, threats, coercion, force or intimidation to control, manipulate a family member, partner or former partner. Any behaviour that in any way causes a family member to […]

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