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How to Apologize

An apology is the most effective way to repair a rupture in close relationships. In attachment theory, a rupture occurs when we feel disconnected from our loved ones. A feeling of disconnection can result from something simple, like our loved one not answering a question we ask. Being ignored... Continue Reading

Listening Partnerships: An Answer to Parenting Stress

Our mental health and our physical health are interconnected. The Naturmend team includes two mental health clinicians because we recognize the importance of the body-mind connection. Today we present a way to decrease the mental stress of parenting. Parenting is hard! Do you ever feel like a... Continue Reading
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3 Ways to Kick Depression to the Curb

1. Move. It doesn't matter how far, or how fast you go, but moving will make a gigantic difference for your depression. I won't bore you with the details, but moving gets all those happy chemicals in your brain going. We want this different brain activity! Plus, moving usually gets you out of the... Continue Reading

3 Ways to Connect

February tends to put a lot of focus on romantic relationships, and though important, this can also be a great opportunity to connect with anyone who is important in your life. Further your own relationships, and make someone’s day! 1. Do something to make someone feel cared for and loved. Take a... Continue Reading

How to Get Everything You Want in 2016

Resolutions and the holiday spirit abound around us in this week between Christmas and New Year’s (as well as sugar and turkey comas). As our coma’s start to subside, the typical January 1st questions start popping up. How long did it take for us to forget about last year’s resolutions, and... Continue Reading

Intermittent Fasting – Benefits & Precautions

The nutrition world is always contradicting itself. One minute it says "plant based diets for everyone!" the next moment your coworker is telling you that grains are bad for you. During the last few years the big nutrition thing was eating every two to three hours and now the new talk is... Continue Reading

Savory Protein Breakfast

As a follow up to my blog Ditch the Breakfast Cereal, here is a delicious, filling breakfast alternative to try out. This breakfast recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and sugar free. Ingredients 2 Slices gluten free, egg free, vegan nut & seed bread. Follow this recipe.... Continue Reading

The Pause

I’ve talked about 'the pause' many times in previous blogs but it’s always been something imbedded within a topic. I’d like to give it its own space here in this blog. The pause I’m talking about is that moment between a stimulus and reaction. This is truly THE opportunity we have to... Continue Reading

Mental Health Awareness Week: Let’s Talk

This week you may see advertisements and social media filled with mental health facts and stories. October 6 -12 is Mental Health Awareness week in Canada, and October 10 is World Mental Health Day. Even Bell has gotten on board with their “Let’s Talk” campaign, hoping to help reduce stigma... Continue Reading

Rekindling our relationship with nature

Connecting back to our roots With our focus on the environment this month, I thought it would be appropriate to explore our relationship with Nature. Nature has always been a big part of my life and a place I often go for nourishment, to reconnect and for support. As I get older it seems like life... Continue Reading