Author: Chris Parrish


Do you often feel exhausted, yet unable to get a good night’s rest? If this sounds like you, you are not alone! We live in an age of chronic and widespread insomnia, with up to 1/3 of adults reporting persistent sleep issues. In addition to fatigue, sleep problems can cause headaches, irritability, and poor concentration among other symptoms, making it harder to function at work and home. Though the occasional poor night’s sleep may be unavoidable, here are a few tips to help those with insomnia restore a healthier and more restful sleep pattern: Understand the vicious cycle of insomnia: It is important to recognize that...

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Toys and Tantrums – How to Keep the Household Calm Over the Holiday

As the holidays approach, do you daydream about the glow of Christmas lights and sipping hot cocoa in front of a cozy fire, or do you dread your kids’ inevitable sibling conflicts and cries of “Stop it!” and “He started it!”? All kids have occasional emotional outbursts, and a change in routines, being cooped up in the house, and the excitement of holiday events increase the likelihood that issues will arise. Understanding and applying the following strategies can mean the difference between a holiday season that is “merry and bright”, and one full of miserable meltdowns. 1. When misbehaviours...

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Back to School: Avoiding the Procrastination Trap

If you often find yourself putting off studying or scrambling to complete projects at the last minute, you are not alone. In fact, up to 95% of people acknowledge significant difficulties with procrastination in at least one area of their life. As the new school year approaches, you may already be dreading the homework, assignments and exams that previously led to procrastination and last-minute cramming. If this sounds like you, here are a few strategies to help you stay committed to your goals and be more productive this school year: Understand why you say “later” when you would be...

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