Family Roadtrips –  Kamloops, BC Part 1: Staying Cool in Kamloops

Kamloops gets a bad rap down on the coast for being kind of a bro town with not a lot to do. We have a family wedding up there this summer, and I have really enjoyed the time I’ve spent there. If you’re looking to test your kids’ road trip legs this summer, I highly […]

The Perfectionist Mindset and Embracing Mediocrity

Just in time for Mother’s Day, some thoughts about how I’m not the best mom!  I read this lovely article from MindBodyGreen the other day (thanks Hello Peaceful Mind for the link!). It was full of great advice, but one thing really stood out. It said when you’re depressed, you’re only functioning at 20%, not your usual 70-90%. My […]

DBT For Parents: IMPROVE the Moment for Distress Tolerance 

​ I have already talked a bit in this space about distress tolerance. One of the commonalities between most people living with mental illness is that we have BIG emotions. Whether it is a chemical imbalance or a result of trauma, we react to things a little more extremely than that situation warrants. While this sensitivity […]

Ships to Shore Festival in Steveston – May 5 – 7

If you’re looking for something cool to do this weekend, the Ships to Shore Festival, Steveston’s annual Tallships festival,  is in full swing at Garry Point Park! The ship this year is the Kaiko Maru, a four-masted training ship from Japan. The boys and I were lucky enough to get a chance to go on board. […]