We can all agree on one thing: children are innocent bystanders when it involves parents separating - it is never their fault. Children need to be protected from conflict during marital breakdown. Last year, I was listening to a broadcast on what a modern divorce can look like, and the commentator's words resonated with me… Continue reading Children and divorce: Tips for parents
I'm pregnant and feeling stressed out! Are these feelings normal? Is there anything I can do to feel better? We all experience a certain level of stress in our everyday life. Some stress can be helpful; it can inspire us to get things done at home or work, and it encourages us to arrive… Continue reading Pregnant and feeling stressed? Tips to help.
As I walked through Costco this past August, I couldn't help but notice this season's holiday gear making its way onto the shelves. Everything from gifts to decorations, cards, and wrapping paper – 'seriously' I asked myself? How can we be thinking of the holidays when we're still supposed to be soaking up the summer… Continue reading Managing stress, anxiety, and depression over the holiday season
When planning a pregnancy, how many times have you heard from family and friends to "just relax, you're trying too hard." It turns out that there is some truth to this old saying. With the pressures and busyness of our everyday lives – stress is unavoidable. We now know that managing stress may help improve… Continue reading Can stress affect my ability to get pregnant?
A common theme or topic that parents in my parenting groups talk about is how life as they know it has changed. I spent a good amount of my career providing health teaching, guidance and support to parents with newborns up to early school aged children. Parents would share their joys but also their "difficulties"… Continue reading Parenting can be stressful: 4 tips to cope with stress