Back to School – Time to Let Go

Back to School – Time to Let Go

It was one of the longest days in my life. My son’s first day at school. He seemed so innocent and vulnerable when I told him to have fun and waved him “goodbye”. Every possible concern came to mind. Will he get lost in the big new school building? Will he find the...
The Subtle Stages of Stress

The Subtle Stages of Stress

BC is burning. Air Quality is the Worst on the Planet. These are headlines in the local press at the moment. Stress resulting from this current devastating situation is pervasive. Whether living in close proximity to the fires or hundreds of miles away from them,...
Handling the Trauma of a Devastating Diagnosis

Handling the Trauma of a Devastating Diagnosis

Being told one has a dreadful illness can cause shock, fear and inner turmoil. We may want to lash out at every single healthy person we see, or run away to a desert island or a favourite holiday spot. We may go numb, phase out of conversations, forget facts, shut...