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For most of human history, it was taken for granted that death was a part of life.  It happened frequently, for all sorts of reasons – childbirth, predatory animals, human aggression, accidents, illness, poor nutrition and starvation, lack of modern medicines, and the list goes on.  Our life expectancy was shorter, and from an early age everyone was familiar with death.

In modern times, and especially in modern western society, death comes to visit far less frequently.  So less frequently that for most of us our normal expectation is that we will live to a “ripe old age”, and so...

Technology has made it possible for us to be connected online and virtually with others 24/7 through instant Does Your Spouse Have a “Smartphone” Addiction? Get Help from Our Couples Counselling Centremessaging, video messaging, text messing, and voice communications, as well as through social media and emails. For some people, the allure of being connected can start to develop into an addiction and could be as severe as a drug addiction.

Unfortunately, many couples experience the effects of this newest addiction first-hand. They may be the one completely tuned out to those...

Learn About Eating Disorders and Common Misconceptions from Our Professional Counselling Center

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Many people have misconceptions about eating disorders and the types of people who can become afflicted with them. Our professional counselling center wants to educate people about eating disorders by debunking several misconceptions.

Misconception #1 – Only those from higher socioeconomic backgrounds get eating disorders.

Many people believe only the rich or famous develops eating disorders as a means to get attention in the media. This simply is not true and eating disorders to not discrimination based...

2506As parents, I think most of us are well aware of the importance of rest in our lives.  As we know from experience, a good night’s sleep can do wonders for us both physically and emotionally.  Sleep provides the rest that our bodies need in order to rejuvenate, regulate, repair, and grow.  For children, this is particularly important, as a lack of sleep can affect their growth hormone levels, their metabolism, their ability to concentrate, and their motor skills.  These issues, in turn, can affect mood, behavior, school performance, interactions...

 

Have you just experienced discovery?  Found something in your partner’s email or cell phone that has shocked and shattered you to your core?  Have you been left heart broken, and feeling like life as you know it is over?  If you’re stunned, grieving, insecure, furious and sad all at the same time … you are not alone.

Betrayal, regardless of the reason is devastating.  Sex addiction can be as traumatizing to a partner as it is to the addict.  You may not be interested in hearing this just yet, but even though sex addiction seems like an entirely different ballgame...

Dealing with Post-Holiday BluesAfter the holiday season, it is not uncommon to feel somewhat let down because there is nothing to look forward to in January, other than maybe a major snow storm that shuts down the schools and businesses. The expectations and excitement of the holiday season are over. The holiday parties have been attended, the family get-togethers are over, and all the presents have been opened. People are taking down their decorations and lights, which can make the reality of winter really start to set in.

To help make the...

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