Mental Wellness

The Mealtime Battle: Mommy vs. Toddler

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Every evening around 5:30 pm, I get ready to enter into battle.  I arm myself with a smorgasbord of food:  Main meal…..check.  Back-up meal….check.  Last-resort-meal…..check.  My kitchen resembles a cross between a buffet restaurant and a war zone and I…

preventing burn-out

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By the end of the day, when I get into bed I am truly TIRED!!  My body is exhausted, my nerves are spent and emotionally I am pooped! I try to live each day to its fullest  and I definitely…

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Bra Shopping with your Tween

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There are many important milestones in a young woman’s life. Today my daughter and I tackled one of them! My shy, soft spoken and determined 12 year old asked me to take her bra shopping. I should have been excited…

What I Wore – End of Summer Edition

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So here’s me, wearing some of my favourite summer attire. I know it’s September, and I LOVE fall clothes, but I’m making the most of the warm weather before I’m buried under layers of down. I also wanted to show…

Two of us

Just the two of us

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My husband and I were very lucky this summer. We had the privilege of traveling to California for 9 days while our three children were at sleep away camp in the Laurentian’s. So…. it was just the two of us…

When Your Best Friend Has Depression

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Throughout my life, I’ve been touched by people struggling with mental illness. I’m extremely sensitized to their journey and I’ve chosen to dedicate much of my private practice as a psychotherapist to helping people cope.