Mindful Gratitude: How To Foster Resiliency

Thanksgiving is this weekend in Canada. Which, obviously, brings thoughts to gratitude and appreciation for the things we have. It’s a time of harvest, to enjoy the fruits of our work, to unabashedly overeat after a long season of activity. It is important, however, that we focus on mindful gratitude.   There is evidence that […]

DBT Skills for Parents: Wise Mind 

Today was a day of toddler battles. There were mundane ones (leaving the house, leaving the park, tot sharing, potty breaks) and spectacular ones (spraying water around the kitchen, a poop explosion, food coloring, a giant stick near picture frames). So when B decided to pour out a whole jar of sprinkles on the table […]

5 Winter Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Warmth and Calm Your Mind

Our winter here has been unusually cold. We’ve had the longest cold snap in years, with temperatures regularly below 0°C. Part of me is thrilled! I love snow, and my ideal winter temperature is between – 5 and – 18°C. But the boys and I have been sick, and cold temperatures are a bit more […]