December 19, 2017

It’s at this time of year when the warm weather breaks us out of our hibernation, that we find ourselves spending more time with family and friends for celebrations of various kinds. 
As we touched on earlier in the series, these are also the times when we may feel obl...

December 13, 2017

And for the families and friends of…

Coming together for gatherings can be tough enough as it is during festive seasons. And one of the things that can make it tough, is when there’s substance dependence in the family. Today, we’ll offer you some tips to make it easier…...

December 9, 2017

Alcohol (or other drugs), and the silly season....

The festive season, full of celebrations and gatherings, can also be a tricky time for people who have a tendency to over-consume alcohol (or other substances) and it can be a difficult time for families impacted by the...

December 2, 2017

As we’ve been talking about over these past few weeks, the silly season can be stressful for many reasons. So in this session we’re talking stress… what is it? What to do about it!

Basically, stress is not all that bad! Without a dose of it we wouldn’t accomplish things...

November 24, 2017

Well it's pretty much here now... the silly season is at our doorsteps! And along with this season, can come the time for more family visits and social gatherings. And… challenging emotions can arise when we’re faced with ‘certain’ people: They just seem to know precis...

November 18, 2017

The festive season is meant to be a lovely time of year, but for a lot of people it can be a difficult time because of expectations, and the reality of relationships, past hurts, loneliness and tight budgets.

So... over the next 6 weeks, I'm going to be sharing with you...

August 2, 2016

23/3/17: So, I was having a bit of a re-read of my blog on relationship maintenance that I wrote last year ... and honestly it sucks! I mean really? "Give several compliments a day"? WHAT WAS I THINKING? Sorry about that!

So, I'm going to do a bit of a revamp:

1. LISTEN:...