• Updates

    Parenting Through Crisis

    Parenting through crisis. This is a tough one.  Remembrance Day was quickly followed by tragedy in Paris this past week. For me, as  I digested the range of emotions that followed, was a powerful message that PEACE can play a profound role not only for adults but for our children, our grandchildren, our nieces and nephews, young neighbours, patients and students, during crisis. “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers.…

  • Blog,  Nutrition

    GMO – Are they Really that Bad??

    Okay…so I know what you are thinking. Come on!! We shouldn’t eat sugar, fish…now there is arsenic in rice…and now you are telling me that I shouldn’t eat GMO? What am I supposed to eat? Believe me, I get it. The reality is, in my humble opinion at least, we have really messed up our food chain and it is our responsibility to fix it. If not us…who?? You are probably thinking, well how am I going to fix this…

  • Blog,  Stress Management

    Is Being Nice Getting in the Way of Your Happiness?

    How many of us are raised to be nice? Do you find yourself using words like “nice” to describe someone in a positive way? “She is so nice, she is always helping others”, “She is amazing, I don’t know how she finds the time, she never says no”. I’m so fortunate to have a supportive husband who, through example, has taught me the subtle but profound difference between being “nice” and being “kind”. Let me explain. Whenever I thank my…

  • Updates

    Your Kids Mental Health is More Important Than Their Grades.

    Whenever I talk, share or ask people about this the answer is a resounding YES! But that isn’t exactly the topic this week. The topic is gratitude. And these two topics dovetail so nicely together because the research on gratitude now proves what our ancient ancestors knew intuitively; grateful people (young and old alike) are likely to be much happier, healthier and generally live longer than their pessimistic counterparts. So, as a means of helping our kids to enjoy better…

  • Recipes

    5 Fun And Easy Halloween Treats

    1) White Chocolate Strawberry Ghosts Dip strawberries in melted white chocolate and let harder. Then pipette on chocolate eyes and a mouth. You can also do this with other fruits like bananas, grapes, melon etc. 2) Grape Eyeballs This picture shows them slightly different then I did mine last year, but you will get the idea. I took some icing and put it on the grape (or you could use marshmellow like she did) and and then stick a chocolate chip…