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Window of Tolerance

Posted on Mon, Sep 21, 2020 By:
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Good morning friends! You are welcome here. When you look through your window, what do you see? At this time of the year, in Calgary, we see sun one day, rain the next, and snow the next day after that. Actually – who am I kidding? – we can see all that in one day…

Making Meaning out of Suffering

Posted on Tue, Sep 8, 2020 By:
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Good morning friends! Happy new week to all of you! I hope you all had time to check-out and check-in with yourselves over the past week! I intentionally checked out for a few hours after I dropped my kids off for their first day of school, and had to force myself to do nothing. It…

Check-Out without the Guilt

Posted on Fri, Aug 28, 2020 By:
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Greetings everyone! I came across an article a few weeks ago (link below) that seemed to say exactly how I’ve been feeling the past few weeks: it’s time for me to check-out. Let me explain. When the whole world came to a stand-still a few months ago, many of us did what we always do…

Positive Affirmations

Posted on Mon, Aug 24, 2020 By:
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Good morning friends! Hoping you had a wonderful, restful, rejuvenating weekend! One of my favorite things to do in summertime Calgary is watch the storms roll in and out. I am fascinated to watch the clouds and the winds and the darkness slowly became deeper and more ominous, moment-by-moment, never knowing if it’ll blow by…

Compassion for Self and Others

Posted on Mon, Aug 17, 2020 By:
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Welcome to a new week everyone! How are you doing? No, I mean how are you really doing? We’re headed into our sixth month since our province was shut-down. What have you learned? What have you struggled with?  What have you overcome? What are you still grappling with? I’m going to dig a little deeper…

Self-Care in Challenging Times

Posted on Fri, Aug 7, 2020 By:
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Bright Shiny Greetings to everyone! I hope you have been enjoying some sunny warm weather, getting a little more vitamin D, planting a few seeds, taking a nap under a tree, or whatever is your summertime fancy! Thought we could settle in for just a moment and talk about self-care today. What does self-care mean…

Start with a Smile (even a half-smile will do!)

Posted on Tue, Aug 4, 2020 By:
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Hey everyone, how did you start your day today? I’ve come to believe (the believing has come faster than the practicing!) that the way in which we start our day will influence the kind of day we have. You probably know this already.  It takes me a little longer to get on board with these…

Loneliness during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on Mon, Jul 27, 2020 By:
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Happy sun-shiney day CASS community! Hope you have been refreshed by the rain and energized by the sun these wondrous July days! One of the biggest complaints I heard from folks about the mandated self-isolation protocol is how lonely they feel. Is this you? Or someone you know? Many folks struggled with loneliness far before…

Mindfulness

Posted on Mon, Jul 20, 2020 By:
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Good good Morning! You know what I love about CASS? YOU! You are people supporting people. You are people continuing to support people even when there’s a worldwide pandemic, when you could get sick, when the folks we support are struggling with staying in and being bored. THANK YOU for putting yourself out there for…

Fight or Flight in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on Tue, Jul 14, 2020 By:
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Good morning and Happy Monday! When you woke up this morning, did you feel a little stiffer than usual? Light-headed? Sluggish? Or maybe jumpy? Well, turns out there might be a very logical reason. I read a fact sheet last week put out by the Psycho-Social Emergency Response Team (PSERT) of Health Canada. I want…

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