Purposeful Parenting – Creating an Engaged Family

Children and teenagers naturally search for a sense of belonging, love, acceptance and approval, as well as, a need to form a sense of self, that nurtures independence. Parenting is one of the most fulfilling, yet difficult adventures in life you will ever have the pleasure of embarking on. There will be times you feel lost, frustrated and overwhelmed. You …

Moving Beyond the Pain

Chronic pain is defined as prolonged physical pain that lasts for longer than the natural healing process should allow. This pain may stem from sport-related injuries, inflammation, nerve disorders, fibromyalgia, and trauma to the body. Chronic pain can prevent you from engaging in everyday activities that can eventually lead to the overuse of pain medication, alcohol or other substances, that …

Reconnecting with your Partner

Are you no longer happy in your relationship? Are you feeling emotionally and physically drained after spending time with your partner? Everyone has an irrational side to their personality that can lead to self sabotaging behaviour and destroy their intimate relationships. Below I will discuss 10 characteristics that contaminate an intimate relationship. 1. You turn it into a competition When …

Comfortably Numb

Emotional numbness stems from overwhelming pain that becomes so unmanageable, that you feel disconnected from the world around you. When emotional pain becomes too hard to face you are given a choice to either learn how to cope while pursuing happiness, or to allow your pain to consume you. When feelings of pain and discomfort arise it is a natural …

Finding Happiness in Dark Times

The days have become shorter and darker while the weather has gotten colder. The holiday season has passed and we have moved¬†into a time of year where¬†you may have noticed your mood beginning to shift and your behaviour reflecting this. Could it be possible that you or a loved one are experiencing the onset of Seasonal Affective Disorder? What is …

Keeping New Years Resolutions

Every new year’s eve many of us embark on an exciting year of change wanting to accomplish new goals as we desire to live our lives to the fullest. Common goals are losing weight, quitting smoking, saving money and falling in love amongst others. You may even find that you have the same goal every year and wonder what holds …

Self Love

Stop all Criticism Criticism and judgment places limits upon yourself and prevents you from living a life full of happiness. When you criticize or judge yourself and others you take on a negative mindset, energy and emotional state. This will keep you from experiencing self love, acceptance, and worth, affecting how you engage in self care and interact in relationships. …

Mental Strength (Part 4)

Resiliency We can learn the most about ourselves through our failures and loses then through our accomplishments and winnings. In order to change our mindset and succeed we must be willing to experience discomfort and accept the possibility that we will likely fail more then once before we achieve our goal. Just before starting a workout or anything in life …

Mental Strength (Part 3)

Performing Under Pressure Whether it is completing your first athletic performance at a practice or in a game situation there are perceived levels of pressure that athletes place upon themselves. Performing under an optimal level of pressure can be described as having a strong incentive to perform to your best ability without feeling anxious or overwhelmed. There have been many …