There is something about the impending death of a loved one that is especially difficult to deal with. My grandfather has been in a care home for six years and over the last few months his health has steadily declined. This morning we received a call that he had a massive stroke and will likely not make it through the week. My grandpa, Manuel, is 90 years old and has a body that won’t submit but this stroke will override his strength. He will not overcome this. He will die. L
As times change so do the way services are provided. This can be said for counselling and therapeutic services. Most people in society are consuming online information at rates never seen before which requires counsellors, especially new ones, to adapt in an effort to support clients. When I decided to start my own counselling business, I spent time compiling a list of resources and mediums counsellors use to engage with clients and prospective clients. They use social media
"How can we help?" A question asked during times of need. This is evident over the last few days as British Columbia has reached a provincial state of emergency resulting from numerous (at last check it was 171) catastrophic wildfires. I am not a professional in wildfires or in states of emergency but I have scoured social media, and the internet at large, to determine common threads of assistance needed during environmental devastation and provincial or states of emergency.
Most of us have heard of the winter blues but have you heard of summer depression? You might be asking yourself, "What’s that about?" Even though the weather is warm and a lot of us feel better in the summer, there are groups of people who don’t feel this way. In fact, for some, summer is the most difficult time of year. Let’s discuss a few reasons why summer depression comes about. 1. It’s hot! Increased heat and humidity leads some to feel more agitated and angry. I think w
*Although the topic of this post is intended to be about athletic teams, many comparisons can be drawn with workplace teams. Have you ever watched a team that, on paper, shouldn’t be great but finds a way to succeed? What about the opposite: stacked teams who underperform? When asked, teams of either type often point to the team’s ability or inability to gel. For some teams, this ability comes naturally and for other it is built over time. Certain groups of people are able to
Summer is here! That means no more school lunches and a lot more fun in the sun. For all the parents out there, it also means quite a bit more, “I’m bored!” Although I’m not a proponent of constantly entertaining my children, I thought I'd come up with a list of fun summer family activities. My 9 year old son and I made this list on a drive to visit grandma for Canada Day. Kids are more likely to buy into things when they have input and it helps to pass a three hour car ride!