I am a mom and have a Kindergartener starting in September. I am seeing a range of emotions from other parents and a lot of uncertainty about the September school year beginning during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Vancouver Island has been very lucky so far with our low number of reported cases of Covid-19. I think we are all wondering if that will stay the case when September rolls around. Do we think our schools and the safety measures they put in place will be enough to prevent spreading Covid-19 in our community? Are our children or the … [Read more...] about Nanaimo – How do we feel about sending our kids to school in September?
An overdue message of gratitude this Father’s Day for the dads who succeeded even when their relationships did not. For all the men who put their children above themselves. You are fathers. For all the fathers who do not seek to possess their children but rather support their lives. You are loved. For you to know my gratitude you must also know just how terribly wrong it can go for children. Too often the negative conversation about fathers focuses on the fathers who were not there for their children. About the dads who abandoned and … [Read more...] about Thank You Dad
So you are stuck at home and losing the will to brush your hair or wear pants for that matter! While you try to stay safe and healthy, the fun and romance in your life is dying a death. The children are running frantic laps around your feet and you contemplate knocking down a wall to create a more open, outdoorsy feeling...inside! Feelings of stress and anxiety are heightened as we also rely more heavily on those closest to meet our emotional and social needs. Isolation fatigue is setting in. Here's just one idea to to help maintain your … [Read more...] about Date Night…During Covid-19?
Online dating apps like Tinder have been popular for a long time but for the time being it is likely the only chance many have of finding a romantic connection. In my own experience on dating apps, I learned pretty quickly that meeting up in person early on saved a lot of time. One could waste so much energy messaging someone only to find they look nothing like what you expected, there is just no chemistry or even something strange like they can not make eye contact! Now single people are being forced in many most parts of the world to … [Read more...] about How is Covid-19 changing the dating scene and the life of singles?
As of March 2020 all of our team are available for online Counselling appointments. All you need is a private space in your home where you are comfortable to talk freely. Reduced rates available for those quarantined at home or have lost their job due to Covid-19. It was only earlier this month that my colleague and I were discussing online Counselling and how we could encourage some of our clients to try out this option. We could not have anticipated the timeliness of our conversation as online appointments have become a necessity. The … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Brings Vancouver Island Counselling Online