From Anxiety and Avoidance to Brave Behaviour – How Parents Can Make a Powerful Difference

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Part of our role as parents is providing our children with the experiences that will help them discover their everyday magic – their courage, resilience, resourcefulness and other qualities that will move them towards growth.

Sometimes though, anxiety will get in their way. Sometimes this will be fierce. Sometimes it will drive them to avoid the challenges, adventures and everyday experiences that will nourish them. This can be tough. We know they are strong enough and brave enough, but moving them forward through anxiety can push against every one of our parenting instincts. Something that can make it easier to move them towards brave behaviour instead of away from it can be understanding how something so right can feel so wrong. Click here to read more…

How Narcissists Blame and Accuse Others for Their Own Shortcomings

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People with strong narcissistic tendencies and other dark personality traits tend to blame others for their own bad behavior. If they are lying, then they will accuse others of lying. If they are cruel, they will say that others are cruel. If they are stealing and scamming, then they will accuse others of stealing and scamming. They never take responsibility, and it’s always someone else’s fault. Click here to read more…

Why It's So Important To Feel Vulnerable In Your Relationship

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What it means to be vulnerable and why it's the key to a successful relationship.

Think back to the last time you were emotionally hurt or scared. It was likely a pretty uncomfortable experience. I’m guessing you felt either weak or small or maybe vulnerable. Was there anyone around to comfort you and make you feel better? Someone you could show your vulnerable side to? Click here to read more…

Addiction begins with trauma, says Guelph overdose survivors

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The term overdose doesn’t seem to raise the same level of alarm it once did, says Jason Wolstenholme, speaking at the third annual Overdose Awareness Day event in downtown Guelph.

They’re still happening in the community, at an increased rate, but now an overdose doesn’t necessarily mean death for the one experiencing it, he said. That’s because of the widespread availability of Naloxone, a medication that temporarily reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Click here to read more…

You Already Know Your Passion— Here’s How to Reveal It

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Everyone these days is told again and again to “live our passion.” But what if you don’t knowwhat you’re passionate about? With a little mindful investigation, your passion will start to reveal itself, because when you quiet the mind you can hear what your awareness already knows. Then, you can confidently make decisions about whether to pursue that job that engages you on every level or explore interests that feed your soul—you can feel in alignment with your very purposeClick here to read more…