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…

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…

Six Ways Relationships Help You Thrive

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Every week, my wife and I have a meeting where we talk about what is going well in our family, but also what we could be doing better. She knows when I am giving less than my best, and she calls me out on it—which isn’t always easy to hear. But I know I’m lucky to be married to someone who always challenges me to work on myself and become a better person. Click here to read more…

Preventing Compassion Fatigue When Caring For Your Partner

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Tons of people in the United States and beyond cope with moderate to severe mental health disorders. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In addition, 1 in 13 people globally suffer from anxiety. Almost 75% of people with mental disorders remain untreated, making mental illnesses one of the most prevalent health issues worldwide. It goes without saying that the impact can be widely felt by those who surround them. Click here to read more…

Talking to Your Teen About Mental Health and Depression (Without Saying ‘Mental’ or ‘Depression’)

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Day to day ups and downs are a normal part of adolescence, making it difficult to distinguish between normal teenage moodiness and depression. Teens might not always be able to articulate what they’re going through, and they might not want to talk about it to you, but starting the conversation will help to protect their mental well-being. Click here to read more…