Thoughts for a Balanced Life: A Counselling Blog

Understanding Eating Disorders

Eating disorders occur when we adopt harmful eating habits and are often linked to other mental health issues including anxiety and depression.

4 Simple Ways to Improve Your Marriage

Just like your car needs oil changes, a relationship requires ongoing maintenance too. A professional therapist or couples counsellor can help you resolve conflict, learn how to better communicate and even reignite a spark you thought had faded by allowing each partner to open up about their feelings.

A Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression

If your teen is dealing with depression, they may take on destructive and unhealthy behaviours as a method of coping with emotional distress. Learn the signs and symptoms of teenage depression.

5 Steps to Breaking a Bad Habit

If we let our habits get out of hand, they can have negative impacts on our lives and eventually turn into addictions that impede relationships, productivity and in some cases, our health. Here are five steps to breaking a bad habit.

Navigating the Challenges of Blended Families

Family therapy can help open communication between parents and children, foster understanding between family members, reduce conflict at home and develop effective coping strategies for remarriage and blended family transitions.

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