My Favourites for a Challenging Month

Hey Guys,

June has been a tough month for me. I got off my fibromyalgia medical treatment and it’s been much harder than I expected it to be. Pain soared, as have my emotions and sleep has not been easy to drift into. So, June has really challenged me to take care of myself. Whether I want to or not, my body has made sure that I slow down and support myself through this transition.  For this reason, self-care has been of utmost importance to me this month and I’m going to share with you, what’s helped.

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When children struggle & how to help them

When I worked as a counsellor at a school, people often asked me, “What could a child possibly be stressed about?” The question seems to be based on the assumption that a child’s world is uncomplicated; made up of fun, cuddles and ice-cream. I’d like to ask you to take a moment to remember yourself as a child. Do you remember how nasty some other children could be, or how overwhelming it could feel when your parents would argue? Stress is a real thing for children, just as it is for adults. It’s true that their stress is not related to debt, political situations, and traffic. But their stress is real. They experience it physically, emotionally and cognitively.

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