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A Moment in Mindfulness – Sponsored by Wrigley’s

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Featured, Individual Counselling

A Moment in Mindfulness – Sponsored by Wrigley’s

It seems to be the word of the day; mindfulness. It lingers on everyone’s  lips but do any of us have time for it? Are we doing it right? And when should we schedule that in? In essence, mindfulness is about developing our ability to pay attention in the present moment. For many of us, much of our mental energy and emotional stress, is expended on and caused by our regrets about the past, worries about the future or judgments about the present. When we curiously and without judgment pay attention to the present moment, we can become increasingly aware of these negative thought patterns. This insight enables us to create more adaptive ways to respond to life’s...

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Slowing Down to Smell the Roses – A Gift From Our Children

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in All Articles, Featured, Individual Counselling

Slowing Down to Smell the Roses – A Gift From Our Children

As summer rushes by and back-to-school season rapidly approaches, are we taking enough time to smell the roses with our children? They are curious little beings, always asking about the inner workings of things and the whys of just about anything – from the color of the sky to the way a bank machine works or why bees like honey – they seem to be wanting to take it all in as they go about their days. Although we are often very aware of how our children may extend the time it takes to complete a given task, errand or outing, we also often miss what a gift these delays can be. Benefits to Your Child When we slow our lives down to join our children we spend quality and...

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