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Recognizing Safe People

Recognizing Safe People

One of our greatest needs is to be fully seen, fully known and fully loved. It’s really tough to do that if you’re not certain that you have anyone safe to share vulnerable moments and your ugliest struggles with. This is all so much more important and difficult if you have recently found out that…

Preparing Emotionally for Moving Long-Distance

Preparing Emotionally for Moving Long-Distance

While moving to a new home, city or country can be exciting, it can also bring on a whirlwind of feelings. Accepting the changes that come from uprooting your entire life can be overwhelming. It’s not unusual to experience sadness, uncertainty, fear, hopefulness, happiness, and frustration when moving long-distance. So how do you cope with some of…

Eating Mindlessly and the Strategies to Resist

Eating Mindlessly and the Strategies to Resist

We’ve all done it – eating the entire gallon, box, or bag of junk/snacks in one sitting without realizing what we were doing. This lack of awareness or mindless eating contributes to many people’s struggle with maintaining a healthy weight and balanced life. Turns out, there is a mind-body connection to food. Mindless eating serves…

Tips for Developing Confidence in Children: Part 2

Tips for Developing Confidence in Children: Part 2

In part 1 of this blog series, I wrote about the importance of developing confidence in our children. I highlighted the fact that self-confidence is essential for all aspects of healthy human development and that children with confidence are more likely to learn more, achieve more and are generally all around happier in life. I…

EMDR Therapy and Trauma

EMDR Therapy and Trauma

Treating trauma can be difficult. There is emotional distress that needs to be addressed, as well as the effects of trauma on the body and nervous system. One of the evidenced-based interventions effective for transforming trauma is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). When we experience a traumatic event, we can feel overwhelmed and our…

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