Plant Based Ways to Consume Protein
As a vegetarian (and sometimes vegan) I often get asked how I can maintain enough protein in my diet, especially for intense workouts. I have been running marathons and working out for quite some time now and have actually never had a problem or needed to eat meat in order to feel strong enough to...Read more August 24, 2016
Friends With Benefits, Huh? Stop Kidding Yourselves!
Now, I apologize in advance if it sounds like I am gender stereotyping in this blog entry. I am simply reporting on observations from my own psychological practice and let me tell you, I do see respective tendencies among men and women when it comes to the concept of Friends with Benefits (F...Read more August 24, 2016
Fun with food
Yep, at my house, we like to have fun with food. Playing with food can be a great way to introduce new things (like our snacks on a stick), and it can also be a way to indulge a little too (hence the cookies). Here are some of our favourite ways we've played with food this summer: Snac...Read more August 23, 2016
6 Ways to Choose the Perfect Family Vacation for Your Child with Autism
It is that time of year you have been looking forward for a while. Summer vacation! The sun is shining, and there are so many great activities for all budgets that you can do as a family. How do you plan a vacation where everyone, including your child with autism, has a great time? Here are some s...Read more August 19, 2016
Back to school organizing tools
Whether "back to school" is in your family’s vocabulary or not, September often rhymes with back to regularly scheduled programming for most families. It also tends to be a time when customers and friends like to pick my brain about my best tips on how to get organized for as...Read more August 19, 2016
Planning the next family vacation? Consider volunteering abroad!
Family volunteering trips are increasingly popular around the world and give families an opportunity to travel and explore together while supporting sustainable development. Whether you are looking to volunteer with parents, siblings, your partner, or extended family, international volunteer organiz...Read more August 18, 2016
What Is Wellness?
The word wellness conjures up many a trending hashtag but what does it really mean and how do we find it and apply it to our daily lives? As a coach I believe that the key to wellness is in the mind, body, spirit connection. It’s more than just exercise and eating well. Of course these are v...Read more August 17, 2016
The “don’t talk to strangers” theory: Why you feel so icky after first dates from online dating sites
Think about this: You’re driving along in your car and you get into a fender bender. Someone hit you. You immediately get pissed off and stomp out of your car to let the other motorist really have it. You walk over there only to realize that the motorist who hit you is no s...Read more August 17, 2016
Disciplining other people's children
Parties and other social gatherings present a unique situation once you have children - while you're in control of how you discipline your own kids, you can't always control how your friends' children will behave. And maybe your friends don't want you to control how their kids beha...Read more August 16, 2016
Lust item: Alessi La Conica Espresso Maker
Alessi La Conica Large Espresso Coffee Maker is a stylish way to get your cup of morning Joe (especially once that school year starts). It costs $450 from William Ashley China.Read more August 16, 2016
Top 8 Backpacks and lunch bags
Back to school season is in full swing, meaning it's time to buy new backpacks and lunch bags. You'll love these picks: Osprey jet bag, $85 Skip Hop Zoo Little kid backpack, $20 Discovery Glow backpack from LL Bean, $39.95 Mackenzie teal pretty butterfly lunch bag...Read more August 16, 2016
Several years ago I was sitting in a psychologist’s office when my personal narrative was unexpectedly uprooted, violently rearranged, and permanently altered as if hit by a tornado. As soon as I heard the words, “What she did was selfless and in fact an act of love,” a powerful mi...Read more August 15, 2016