Be A Counselor: How to Get Started

There are plenty of ways you can give back to the community. Becoming a counselor at school is a great way to drive changes and help students deal with problems. We’ve all been there; school and teenage life can be very challenging. The experience and knowledge we already have are among the best resources to use as a counselor. There are other skills and traits to develop to. To get started, you can now pursue online counseling degrees from top names such as Wake Forest University. These … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why You Need a Massage

An impromptu shoulder rub from a partner can feel really good, especially if you are stiff after a long day at the office. However, there are plenty more compelling reasons why you should book a massage regularly – and here are some of them. Stress Relief Being under stress is a common reason to book a massage. When we are stressed, our bodies tense up, our heart rate goes through the roof and increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol flood through our system. Massage therapy can … [Read more...]

Merry back into your Marry, NOV 12 – DEC 17

TAKING DIVORCE OFF THE TABLE 3 Serious Mistakes Even Smart Professional Moms Make That Keep Them Secretly Worrying About Divorce Mistake #1: Wronging versus Longing Too often couples argue or silently see the over common complaints such as parenting, household tasks, sex and finances without arriving at healthier dynamics that last; with many reverting back to original patterns, causing a familiar reoccurring down ward spiral. You will learn to identify the … [Read more...]

Celebrating Behaviour Strats, Marnee Buckles

Are you working with a difficult child with or without a diagnosis? Are you waiting for an assessment but need help immediately to work with the difficult child in your life? Are you overwhelmed with the number of strategies you have researched and don’t know where to turn next? Marnee, the Behaviour Interventionist on our team, has worked for over 30 years in education, and is trained in instructing Crisis Prevention Intervention. She has delivered workshops to staff and developed … [Read more...]

Apples and Oranges talk STEAK, Lauren Millman

Did you know....I can help you stop over-eating, or feeling like you can't eat. I was there once, and it was the worst time of my life. Being cognitive of your own behavior works! HOW? Because the dissension and angst you're feeling in any of your relationships can be solved. You can make any situation better. I don't want you to feel this way one second longer. IS TODAY GOING TO BE THE DAY? Here are some solutions you can put into ACTION as soon as you choose to do something … [Read more...]

Andrea Olivera, Dr. Robert Svoboda – July 11 and more …

The SPA Around the world, more people than ever are turning to ancient wisdom of the East. This has resulted in a growing demand for Ayurvedic services in mainstream spas and among registered massage therapists. Because of its appeal to people everywhere, the Ayurveda Rituals – Studio, Spa, Boutique has expanded its training services from Ontario (Toronto and surrounding areas), all the way across Canada into Alberta, the Maritimes and on Vancouver Island. If you are registered massage … [Read more...]

“Do I FEEL or AM I actually stuck and powerless?”

How many times have you felt stuck in your recovery or in other areas of your life? Have you ever felt powerless against your eating disorder or powerless in areas of your life making you want your eating disorder even more? These two states of being are extremely powerful forces in one’s recovery, and in life as a whole. You can either allow them to debilitate you, or help move you to a better place. In the past month or so, I have felt these two states of being particularly … [Read more...]

EXTOLLING THE VIRTUES OF LAUGHTER FOR YOUR HEALTH

18 BLOGS EXTOLLING THE VIRTUES OF LAUGHTER FOR YOUR HEALTH LOL, everyone knows that stands for “Laugh out loud”. Hopefully when you type lol you really are laughing out loud because the benefits of laughter are far reaching. Laughter comes easily to children and they tend to laugh at least 20 times more than adults do every day. As an adult you need to make yourself laugh more to benefit your health and well-being. It doesn’t matter if the laughter is real or fake, the body doesn’t know … [Read more...]

Rise Above a Borderline Life, Take Action

  Borderline Personality   Do you have someone in your life that suffers behaviours that are completely out of control?  Do you have moments with this same person that are loving and heartwarming; then, twenty minutes later, this same person is threatening to kill you?  Does this person have moments of violent outbursts that make no sense to those around them?  Does this person cry at extremely inappropriate times with no reason for sadness that are apparent? The above … [Read more...]

Re-Branding Self – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Re-build, Re-Vitalize, and Re-Gain YOU = Re-Branding Self !!!   Finally, it’s all over. Hopefully, you have your life to yourself and you can look forward to the future ahead of you. However, depending on your particular story of disappointment, divorce, or failure, it may not be that easy or clear-cut. Your relationship may have ended, your divorce may be final on paper, you lost your favorite job, you lost a child. Your experiences of perceived failures might be in the past, but … [Read more...]

Violence is not always Visible, Henriette Eiby Christensen

How Anger (and education) Saved Me From Suicide   Six years ago, I came out of a 12-year verbally abusive relationship not knowing what had happened.  First relief, then not understanding why I felt so bad, and kept feeling like the world would be a better place without me in it. Then ANGER.   No way was I going to let him continue to have that kind of power over me – I had to understand everything, not only for myself, but also for my three children. And so I started writing and … [Read more...]

The Global Awakening Institute – July Life Mastery Module

Life Mastery Module & E-Newsletter from Global Awakening Institute 27/07/2012 Our theme for this month's newsletter is FEAR. It really is the only limiting factor that restrains us from following our dreams and living our optimal life, and there is so much confusing and contradictory information out there on the subject we thought we'd focus on it this month. "He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king" - John Milton Fear can be simply … [Read more...]

Put Spirituality into Your Teen’s Sex Life

  A Celebration of Women is taking this moment in time to celebrate the SEXUALITY of our TEENS! Yesterday, we took the time to discuss the meaning of KUNDALINI in Women. Today , we will expand on this reality of life, and carry it through to the future of our world, our children. The teaching methods of SEX EDUCATION truly need an overhaul in our society. Our world is so focused on the act, the danger of pregnancy (result), the chance of disease (consequence), etc. , etc., etc....  … [Read more...]

Co-dependency & B.P.D., A.J. Mahari – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Co-dependence & BPD Codependence is defined in many ways. It is also very misunderstood by a great many people. There are many traps involved in being enmeshed in codependent relational patterns. In this article I outline 5 of the most common thought traps of those exhibiting codependent issues in relationships. I have learned these 5 main traps, not only from my own past life experience, but also over the last 9 years of life coaching with people who are wanting to change the ways … [Read more...]

Gambling – Women in Recovery

PROBLEM GAMBLING....? Problem gambling can have tragic consequences for the entire family. Effective intervention with the gambler begins with careful assessment of clinical issues, client needs and functioning and required level of care. Family members may also require treatment. Freedom from problem gambling and its negative influences is best achieved through individualized behavioral healthcare services combined with participation in self-help groups. ASSESSMENT SERVICES Although … [Read more...]

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