The holiday season is fast approaching. For many it is a time to celebrate with family, spend time with friends, exchange gifts and eat foods steeped in tradition. This year, much of what we consider holiday cheer is going to look quite different. The year 2020 has been unlike any other in recent history and for many a difficult year …
Regardless of cultural beliefs, there are certain rituals and practices that come with losing a loved one. Whether it’s a celebratory occasion with song and dance, a religious service conducted at a place of worship, or simply having a meal with common friends; honouring the death of someone has had one shared commonality, that of social connection. In the wake …
As a species, we all experience emotions and emotions have a function in our body and life. While emotions can be pleasurable and invite connection with others, they can also be uncomfortable and negatively influence our thoughts and reactions. Although our children may be little, the intensity of their emotions can be overwhelming to not only them but to you as their parent. Helping children manage their emotions and giving them tools to put them in the driver’s seat of their thoughts and reactions will support them in learning to cope and adjust their responses more effectively.
Separation/divorce is a very difficult life event that if it occurs, impacts all of those involved. Ending a relationship when there are children can bring about a plethora of changes and transitions that both children and adults need to work through. This could mean a change in residence, leaving behind a familiar home, friends, and school. It could involve adjustments to a blending of families and the navigation of new family roles and norms.
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