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Posted on Mon, Jan 22, 2024 By:
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CASS has been helping people with disabilities make community connections for more than 35 years. CASS provides support to people to live, work, learn, and contribute their unique strengths and talents to our community. Getting help with living, working, and connecting with others has its up and downs. Sometimes things work out great – like…

Summer 2021 – Plan on it!

Posted on Mon, May 17, 2021 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

Happy Sunny Day, CASS family! With the warmer weather we’ve had lately, I’ve found myself thinking more and more about summer in Calgary 2021. I started imagining the vegetables I’d like to plant in my garden, the hikes I’d like to walk, and the annual summer events I’d enjoy with my family this summer. These…

Visualization for Success

Posted on Mon, Apr 19, 2021 By:
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It’s not just for daydreamers. Professional athletes do it. Public speakers do it. I bet you’ve done it once or twice. Visualization. One powerful tool for achieving success in the future. Happy Sunny Day, CASS friends! Have you ever had to have a serious and sensitive discussion with someone and worried about it going well?…

The DEARMAN skill for effective goal-oriented communication

Posted on Mon, Mar 15, 2021 By:
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Welcome to a new week! Hope you all enjoyed a relaxing weekend! In my last blog article, I brought up the topic of managing conflict and outlined some conflict management styles. Did you have a moment to think about whether you tend to approach conflict as a turtle, mouse, tiger or owl? One of our…

Are you a turtle, a mouse, a tiger or an owl?

Posted on Tue, Mar 2, 2021 By:
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I thought we could talk about managing conflict today. All of us manage conflict in unique ways. We’ve learned conflict management strategies from our families, friends, and professionals in our lives. Some of the strategies we’ve learned work well for us, and others don’t. Some strategies work well in some situations and not others. The…

A little self-soothing goes a long way

Posted on Mon, Feb 22, 2021 By:
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I’m finding myself struggling a bit through this month of February. I think it’s a combination of the bitter cold and the continuing restrictions on gathering. I got together with friends this past weekend to enjoy a socially distanced YYC hot chocolate, but I couldn’t hear well as my friend spoke through her mask two…

What do you need to move forward?

Posted on Tue, Feb 16, 2021 By:
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Hello Friends! As you move into another cold week of February, what do you need? Taking a moment to scan your body, how do you feel? Scanning your mind, what are your thoughts and emotions? Some of us might be feeling like we need to vent a little steam. Some of us might be needing…

Laughter RX

Posted on Mon, Feb 8, 2021 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

Hey everyone, When’s the last time you had a good laugh? Not just a chuckle, but one of those deep, from-the-belly, howling laughs? How long has it been since someone said or did something so funny you just couldn’t stop yourself from laughing hysterically? Do you find yourself smiling even remembering those times? Laughter is…

Leaning in to Winter

Posted on Mon, Feb 1, 2021 By:
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Good winter morning, everyone! Here we are, knee-deep in a Canadian winter. Again. For me, every year, the months leading up to February are kind of like being on a roller coaster, click-clacking ever-so-slowly along the upward sloping section of track, in anticipation of the peak, and then the pause….. (can you hear the shark…

Thank You Caregivers!

Posted on Mon, Jan 25, 2021 By:
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Good morning Caregivers! I want to take this opportunity today to focus on YOU. As members of CASS, you are people supporting people. You are CAREGIVERS. And you may be caregivers in a number of roles, paid and unpaid, such as support workers, support home providers, parents, friends, neighbours, and/or children of aging parents. During…

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