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The Benefits of Weighted Blankets

Sometimes when a child is feeling stressed or anxious, they just want a big hug, but at the same time they don’t want to be touched. So how can you help them? Have you ever heard of or tried weighted blankets? It feels like a comforting hug and can help a child feel...

The Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is an exercise that includes movement of the body into specific poses combined with slow deep breathing. It is a healthy and active way to relax your body and mind, but the list of benefits goes far beyond relaxation. The Benefits of Yoga are: Build...

Coping with Grief and Loss

Grief and loss are a natural part of life, so why do most adults try to hide it from children? I understand it is not an easy subject to discuss with children, but they are more capable of handling it than most adults give them credit for. Children are very resilient...
The Benefits of Weighted Blankets

The Benefits of Weighted Blankets

Sometimes when a child is feeling stressed or anxious, they just want a big hug, but at the same time they don’t want to be touched. So how can you help them? Have you ever heard of or tried weighted blankets? It feels like a comforting hug and can help a child feel...

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The Benefits of Yoga

The Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is an exercise that includes movement of the body into specific poses combined with slow deep breathing. It is a healthy and active way to relax your body and mind, but the list of benefits goes far beyond relaxation. The Benefits of Yoga are: Build...

read more
Coping with Grief and Loss

Coping with Grief and Loss

Grief and loss are a natural part of life, so why do most adults try to hide it from children? I understand it is not an easy subject to discuss with children, but they are more capable of handling it than most adults give them credit for. Children are very resilient...

read more
Benefits of Meditation

Benefits of Meditation

The world is an unfamiliar place right now causing stress and anxiety to rise in everyone, including our children. Finding time and ways to reduce these is imperative to our children mental health. Meditation has many benefits to improve overall health and well-being....

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“Butterfly Hug” Technique

“Butterfly Hug” Technique

Life events and our daily stressors can have the potential to create a situation in which our emotions become a destructive form of anxiety. These destructive emotions include but are not limited to a racing heart, obsessive thinking and, inability to breathe. The...

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Children have just as much stress, frustration, and/or anxiety as most adults but are not able to understand or control it in the moment. During moments of stress and anxiety children tend to tense up certain muscle groups unknowingly and have a challenging time...

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Local Hikes and Hidden Gems for Family Fun

Local Hikes and Hidden Gems for Family Fun

Love Local - Feb Article for Etobicoke Lakeshore Press Winter lockdown doesn’t have to mean endless screen time and being stuck indoors. There are plenty of ways to get outside and explore the amazing secret hot spots of nature, art and culture that South Etobicoke...

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Support Local, Support Learning

Support Local, Support Learning

First published in the Etobicoke-Lakeshore Magazine, November Edition The Pandemic has taught us to value many local resources we may previously have taken for granted. We have been forced to shop local, eat local and enjoy the hidden gems in our community. These...

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COVID-19 Survival Guide For Teens

COVID-19 Survival Guide For Teens

As we all know, adjusting to life in a pandemic can be difficult. For teenagers, this can be especially difficult as summer events were cancelled and many students missed out on exciting milestones. These days, excitement and fun is hard to come by and social...

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A Mindful Approach to Calming Back to School Nerves

A Mindful Approach to Calming Back to School Nerves

First published in the Etobicoke-Lakeshore Magazine It’s no surprise that anxiety and mental health concerns are top of mind for back to school season in 2020. This year has been full of stops and starts and so much uncertainty. When our own worries about health and...

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Fun Fitness Dance Activity

Fun Fitness Dance Activity

Ever wonder what to do with your kids during those rainy days? We know getting active and moving our bodies are good for us, but how many of us actually spend time intentionally get our bodies moving? This activity will get your kiddos moving while having fun! Even...

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