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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:
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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…

Courage to Move through the Fear

Posted on Mon, Jan 18, 2021 By:
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There’s a lot of anxiety going around right now. Fear of following the COVID-19 protocols, worry about catching germs, and apprehension about what the future holds. A normal reaction to anxiety is to avoid that which we are afraid of. Afraid of bears? Don’t go hiking in Kananaskis! Afraid of elevators? Take the stairs! Afraid…

Letting Go of 2020

Posted on Mon, Jan 4, 2021 By:
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Greetings everyone! Happy New year!! Here we are, in the first week of 2021. How have you been processing the end of 2020? Have you found yourself already forgetting some experiences of this difficult year, yet clinging to other experiences? To move from one season and in to the next requires us to let go….

Kindness Matters

Posted on Tue, Dec 29, 2020 By:
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Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.Dalai Lama The Coronavirus Pandemic has taught us much. For better or for worse. In some instances, it has taught the value of togetherness, compassion, sharing, and kindness.  In others, it has increased feelings of fear, scarcity, and mistrust.  It’s easy to get caught up in the complaining,…

Journalling

Posted on Mon, Dec 21, 2020 By:
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I’ve been hearing a new term lately: “surge capacity”. Have you heard it, too? Apparently, it’s our human ability to activate our physical and mental resources to help us survive and thrive during a finite crisis. I bet we all tapped in to our surge capacity at the onset of the pandemic when we immediately…

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