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Shame versus Guilt When Speaking to Children

Understanding the difference between shame and guilt can help identify and make sense of the emotions that come up for us. Shame and guilt can make us feel differently about ourselves and our situation.  According to “Building Social Emotional Resiliency in Children: An Outline of Mental Wellness Activities”, Guilt is when we can say to ourselves […]

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A mother’s regret: She helped save his life, then he took away her daughter | CBC News

A mother’s regret is not easily forgotten.  Regret has the potential to rain out an abundance of guilt and blame.  Yet, Lisa Lake continues to move forward with surrounded by resilient caring, compassion and deep love for her daughter.  Where is Cortney Lake’s body?  Intimate partner violence can debilitate families for years.  Below, we share […]

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Puppets with Giggles Webinar

“You are invited to join this webinar and bring along your own puppet if you have one! A common theme noticed among people with a puppet or those who want to get one is they have no idea how to use it in a “useful” manner or make it come “alive”. In this workshop adults […]

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Self-Care

  Self-care is recommended in our daily lives to promote our mental, emotional and physical health. There is a lot more emphasis on self-care in the present time than there has ever been in the past. The focus used to be on taking yearly vacations, spa days and indulging on shopping trips however, these acts […]

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Relationship and Communication

  Communication is an essential part of any healthy relationship. Healthy communication lets individuals to deal with conflict better and help them to build stronger relationships. We often do not know what healthy communication is and how we can use it in our partnerships. Communication is the tool to express yourself to someone else and […]

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Healthy Families Maintaining a Schedule

  COVID-19 has thrown many of us off of our daily routine.  Daily routines look different for all of us, and even those who believe they do not have a schedule or routine may still feel a shift in their “normal.”  We cannot underestimate the importance of maintaining or creating a schedule for ourselves and […]

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Parenting

Parenting is the most rewarding job you will ever do and probably the most challenging as well.  To be a successful parent it takes time and adapting to constant change. We are not born parents we BECOME PARENTS.  Over the years by navigating lots of ups and downs, we grow with our child. At Tri-City […]

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Resiliency

Through these uncertain times, it has given me the opportunity to reflect and delve deeper into the term resiliency. In the past, I viewed resiliency according to its definition, describing it as “the ability to recover from or adjust easily to adversity or change” (Webster’s Dictionary). This term emphasizing the word easily, when that should […]

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Healthy Relationship vs. Unhealthy Relationship

Relationships are a necessary part of life.  They improve our lives and boost our enjoyment of life. However, relationships can cause discomfort, and sometimes even cause harm.  What makes a relationship healthy is respectful communication that creates trust, openness and intimacy. In fact, effective communication allows individuals to resolve conflicts, solve issues and increase their […]

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Healthy Families

It can be helpful to turn to healthy habits and relationships especially with the many overwhelming changes around us.  There have been many adjustments people have had to overcome in a short amount of time that have increased pressure on families.  Some of those pressures include one’s own health, financial situations as well as the […]

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