Tapping into the Gift of Solitude

This past year, we have all been thrown into isolation. Introverts, extroverts and ambiverts alike have dealt with spending large chunks of time alone. Being alone and feeling lonely are two distinct things. Being alone in solitude is the circumstance, whereas loneliness describes the unpleasant emotion one may feel while being alone, or even in …

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Deepen Your Engagement with Scripture Today

Do you ever feel like scripture reading is bland, blank, or boring? Do you struggle to slow down enough with the Bible to engage deeply? What about hearing with both your head and heart – do you find that hard? I do sometimes. I am on a continuous journey of learning how to incorporate Scripture into the counselling …

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4 Steps to Move Through Temper Tantrums Effectively

Last week we started a 2-part series on temper tantrums. We explored the universal pattern that leads to tantrums and concluded with a promise of practical strategies to move through these unpleasant outbursts without losing your cool. If you missed the first article, 3 Keys to Understanding Temper Tantrums (At All Ages), you can follow …

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3 Keys to Understanding Temper Tantrums (At All Ages)

Temper tantrums start within the first year of life and continue for most of us until the day we die. Hopefully, these outbursts mature to involve more self-awareness and healthier methods of self-expression, but nonetheless, everybody has tantrums to some extent. Key #1: Getting Thwarted Temper tantrums or unpleasant outbursts, at any age, are triggered …

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Understanding Your Window of Tolerance

Imagine you are walking down a street in your neighbourhood. If you were to stop and ask ten different people what the biggest mental health challenges are we face today, the response would likely be quick, and generally consistent, “anxiety and depression.” These terms have become ubiquitous in our conversations around mental health. As stigma …

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