Why You Need to Learn How to Delegate (and What Might be Holding You Back)

An avid ‘do-it-yourselfer’? Can’t be bothered to ask for help at work, home, or in relationships? Refusing to learn how to delegate means you are missing out on a powerful tool of personal growth. Learn how to delegate to reap these benefits How is delegating a tool of mental and emotional wellbeing? 1. It helps … [Read Entire Story]

Can’t See Family this Covid Christmas? Surviving Being Homesick or Alone

Yes, some people are celebrating the ‘Covid Christmas window’ that means they can be with their entire family. But for others of us, who have family overseas, wary or vulnerable family members, or just coronavirus anxiety ourselves, Christmas is going to be spent alone.  5 Ways to Navigate a Covid Christmas  So how to navigate … [Read Entire Story]

Family Therapy for Adolescent Eating and Weight Disorders: New Applications

Family-based treatment (FBT) for eating disorders is an outpatient therapy in which parents are utilized as the primary resource in treatment. The therapist supports the parents to do the work nurses would have done if the patient were hospitalized to an inpatient-refeeding unit, and are eventually tasked with encouraging the patient to resume normal adolescent [More About This Book]

A New Season: A Robertson Family Love Story of Brokenness and Redemption

Alan and Lisa Robertson, members of America’s favorite back woods family and the Duck Commander Clan, take on the topic of relationships as they share the secrets that saved their marriage.Infidelity, deceit, distrust, and shame. Unfortunately, these are recurring themes in many of today’s marriages in America—even in the family-values-promoting, Christian-based Robertson family. With a [More About This Book]

Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends

Surviving an Eating Disorder has become a classic since it was first published in 1988. It was one of the first books to offer effective support and solutions for family, friends, and all others who are the “silent sufferers” of eating disorders. This updated and revised edition provides the latest information on how parents, spouses, [More About This Book]

The REAL Reason You Always End Up With the Holiday Hump?

Just what is it about the holidays that leaves so many of us emotionally volatile and exhausted? Sure, there is the late nights, demanding social calendar, and the overspending. But are they really  the reasons that every year you are inevitably annoyed at a colleague after the staff party, fighting with crazy Uncle Stan over roast carving … [Read Entire Story]

How to Survive A Family Gathering Emotionally Intact

by Andrea Blundell What is it about family gatherings that reduces so many of us to behaviours we’ve long left behind in the rest of our life and leaves us feeling unbearably annoyed and swearing off ever attending one again? The problem is often one of habit. Even though we’ve long grown up and had families of our … [Read Entire Story]

The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family

Every day headlines are filled with examples of narcissistic individuals in positions of power who are nothing more than impostors plundering and wreaking havoc on the lives of others. From the financial barons of Wall Street to our elected officials in government, we are confronted daily with narcissists and the self-serving systems that enable them. [More About This Book]

Moving a Parent Into a Care Home – a Stress Guide

The decision to place an elderly parent into a care home or assisted living situation is never easy. Emotional issues and anxieties are bound to arise for both your parent and you,  along with a level of stress you might not have expected. Your parent might not even want to go into a care home. Despite obvious … [Read Entire Story]

Time to say goodbye

For Wordless Wednesday, let me share with you a video of Chantalyne singing “Time to say goodbye” last weekend.  This performance earned her the title of Vars Idol 2013 (a father’s right to brag a little). (Somehow the embed seems to have stopped working. The video on YouTube is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPG-nX_jmoQ.) [Read Entire Story]

Happy Thanksgiving

Yes, today is Thanksgiving for readers in the USA, and just as good a time as any for the rest of us to focus on giving thanks. In fact, while Thanksgiving will be overshadowed for many Americans by tomorrow’s “Black Friday” shopping crush, the rest of us will be free to retain some of the peace and calm that Thanksgiving should bestow. You can thank… [Read Entire Story]