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July 2024

Retirement – A Mindset

What does this mean for the big iceberg retirement is. We are so busy concentrating on the 10% financial side, we forget or do not realize that 90 % is below the surface, just like an iceberg. When we think of retirement, we think of financial planning. This is important. What is missing is the emotional and social components of this significant part of our lives. This is the plan or to-do list that runs out after 3 months of your retirement and then you are out of breath.

April 2024

How to Listen and Why it Matters

Communication is one of the most important, yet often one of the most challenging parts of a healthy relationship. The skill of communication allows you to build intimacy and closeness, and work through conflicts in your relationship. However, many couples struggle with communicating their wants and needs, which can lead to misunderstandings, frustration, and hurt feelings. By implementing effective communication strategies, you can improve the health of your relationship and strengthen your connection with your partner. In this post, we will discuss three strategies that can help you develop better communication in your relationship.

Somatic Therapy

What is somatic therapy and why are we talking about it? Great question! Let us break it down: Somatic means: “relating to the body especially as distinct from the mind (Google).”

February 2024

The Dance of Management

For full transparency, I am a dog person. One of the main reasons as to why I love dogs is because when they enter a room all they want is attention. Most dogs want you to like them, pet them, and talk to them in that high-pitched baby voice. They will nudge you, stare you down, and if someone doesn’t like them, they sulk. Dogs are great. However, for some people, dogs are too needy. They require too much care, too much attention, are too hairy, or need too much training.

The Power of Grief

For full transparency, I am a dog person. One of the main reasons as to why I love dogs is because when they enter a room all they want is attention. Most dogs want you to like them, pet them, and talk to them in that high-pitched baby voice. They will nudge you, stare you down, and if someone doesn’t like them, they sulk. Dogs are great. However, for some people, dogs are too needy. They require too much care, too much attention, are too hairy, or need too much training.

Tips for Managing Social Anxiety

While mindful meditation is a great way to practise mindfulness, it is not the only way we can practise mindfulness. We can bring mindfulness principles into almost any area of our lives, however there are some areas in our daily lives where it is easier to integrate “pockets” of mindfulness within our day. Mindfulness is bringing a present-focused awareness to our current experience without judgment, rejection, or attachment.

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