Tag: mental health

  • Bringing Harmony to the Family with Dance Therapy
    Bringing Harmony to the Family with Dance Therapy

    Dance and Movement Therapy can clear our headspace and foster resilience. Aurelie explains the benefits of this practice for families and offers a fun activity to try at home. By Aurélie Chaudieu A little bit of history After the Second World War, there was a need for alternatives to verbal therapy for war returnees to […]

  • When Children Grieve
    When Children Grieve

    It’s hard for parents to recognize how and when our children grieve and how to help. By Johanna De Konig, Image by Mark Filter from Pixabay As parents, we often want to protect our children from sorrow, which is not always possible. In fact, sometimes we parents do not realize that our children mourn and […]

  • Self-care? There’s An App For That!
    Self-care? There’s An App For That!

    The fast-moving world of technology has always been a bane for taking-it-slow, mindful lifestyles. But can we also harness the power of technology to boost self-care? By Francine Kaye Acelar   Were you told to “unplug” when on a healing retreat? Do you get asked to turn off gadgets when in a meditation or yoga […]

  • How to Support Bullied and Bullying Children
    How to Support Bullied and Bullying Children

    Bullied or bullying—it’s a harrowing experience, no matter which side one’s child is on. What can we do to help them through? By Vanessa Robitaille Bullying continues to be a very real problem even today, and as parents we are bound to have to face it at some point. When our children are involved on […]

  • Traumatic Birth: The Silent Struggle
    Traumatic Birth: The Silent Struggle

     Midwife Emma McNerlin examines the sensitive topic of perinatal trauma and its impacts on new parents; as well as the support and services available to help them heal and move forward.  By: Emma McNerlin  When a person goes through trauma, the mind goes into an unusually hyper-aroused, fight-or-flight state. The brain’s amygdala, which normally helps […]

  • Pushing Past Your Excuses to Achieve Your Lifestyle Goals
    Pushing Past Your Excuses to Achieve Your Lifestyle Goals

      A life and fitness coach encourages us to look beyond our logic and find our internal drive so that we can commit to achieving any goals like losing weight and keeping it off for good. By Gale Ruttanaphon   When the editor reached out to me to write about tips for parents to better […]