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Fixing Unhealthy Relationships

Most adults seek out connection with others to form intimate relationships that meet their needs and enrich their lives.  Healthy relationships are built on love, respect, honesty, trust, support, communication and hopefully some playfulness. Generally our intimate relationships feel fulfilling and help us to manage some of the more challenging issues that we are likely [...]

2018-01-30T14:23:41+00:00By |Adults, Couples, Men, Mental Health, Women|Comments Off on Fixing Unhealthy Relationships

What should your child be eating

What should your child be eating  In an earlier post (Food and Your Child's Behaviour) I talked about food and how it can impact on children’s behaviours and the importance of avoiding certain additives and preservatives to help your child’s mood and behaviour. Today I’m going to talk about the types of foods, vitamins [...]

2018-01-30T14:23:41+00:00By |Children, Mental Health, Parenting, Teens|Comments Off on What should your child be eating

Taking control of emotional eating

Taking control of emotional eating Today there is an abundance of food available to us, we no longer eat to satisfy hunger. For some people emotional eating can really become a big problem because food is used to soothe emotional distress, celebrate, mourn, socialize or relieve boredom. Physical and emotional hunger are very different, [...]

2018-01-30T14:23:41+00:00By |Adults, Depression, Mental Health, Parenting, Women|Comments Off on Taking control of emotional eating

Negotiating a sexual/intimate relationship as a young person

As a parent of an adolescent child or young person, is your first response to sexuality education “Help, I don’t know what I’m doing!” “How much do I tell them?” “They will learn what they need to know at school” “It isn’t happening for my child, so I don’t need to think or worry about [...]

2018-01-30T14:23:57+00:00By |Mental Health, Motherhood, Women|Comments Off on Negotiating a sexual/intimate relationship as a young person

Effects of Menopause on Mental Health

Hormonal changes happen to all women as we age and these reproductive hormones can play havoc with our emotions. The effects of menopause and perimenopause on mental health usually begin during our forties with many women finishing this transition in their early fifties. As estrogen levels fall there a number of physical and psychological symptoms that many [...]

2018-01-30T14:23:57+00:00By |Mental Health, Motherhood, Women|Comments Off on Effects of Menopause on Mental Health

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