5 Tips For Self-Care In Winter

Contributed by Laurie Ward. The winter months can be challenging. They can feel long and lonely as our energy dips and connecting with others becomes more difficult. The shorter days also mean we spend more time under artificial light which can lead to sleep problems that can affect our mood. But it’s not all doom […]

Parents, did you know you were so powerful?

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Leticia Mancini- Family Coach. My name is Letitia “Tish” Mancini.  Becoming a Family & Life Coach grew from my drive for fulfillment in life.  As I grew into who I am, I realized that my calling was to share and support others with their growth and changes.  So, why a Family Coach? I have been […]

Self Esteem vs Self Compassion…

Contributed by Katie Mead. I work with a lot of young adults. And a common theme is emerging: self-esteem. Considered developmental nirvana, we all know we need it. But what exactly is it?   Self-esteem is a positive sense of self that is relative – we have it or we don’t, compared to others. It […]

Teaching our kids about balance…

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Contributed by Jennifer Shearer. Fall is such a wonderful time a year. Food begins to shift from light and leafy to warm and hearty. October shows up, kids get excited for Halloween and parents begin to dread all the candy.   I’ve gone back and forth over the years on how much or how little […]

Breathe In, Breathe Out, Laurie Ward

Five simple steps to begin your meditation practice:   1.Move into a seated or lying down position. Make sure that you are comfortable yet alert. 2..Close your eyes and remain still. 3.Breathe normally. Don’t try to control or exaggerate your breathing. 4.Focus on your breathing, feel the sensation of each inhalation and exhalation. Bring your […]

How do we help our children grow their self-confidence?

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Contributed by Jennifer Shearer. How well do we actually know our kids? With summer coming to a close and kids getting ready to return to school, there will be many emotions going on in their sweet little minds. This is a wonderful time to start planting the self-confidence seeds with your children and here are […]

Safety for all.

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Contributed by Anne Dimon. As a homeowner and long-time resident of Cabbagetown South, I join many of you in expressing concern about the declining safety in our beloved neighborhood.  The recent shooting in a Toronto community housing building, another at Wellesley and Ontario, the vandalism of Mr. Lee’s Dandy Cleaners on the north side of […]

What is Gestalt Psychotherapy?

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Contributed by Katie Mead. I fancy myself a pretty good writer. But when I sat down to write the copy for my website, I was flummoxed. Damn, it was hard! Where to start? Who am I? What do I stand for? Let me give it a shot…   As a start? Gestalt therapy is a […]

Laurie Ward on optimizing summer health

Laurie is a Toronto-based Shiatsu Therapist offering treatments downtown, and house calls in Cabbagetown. Get more info and connect at laurieward.ca Q + A Summer Edition With summertime around the corner, Laurie explains why the season and traditional Chinese medicine are connected – and how we all stand to elevate our health by turning to […]

The Cabbagetown Youth Centre

Contributed by Sharmini Fernando Candidate The Cabbagetown youth Centre has provided free or close to free recreation, pre-school, summer camp, after-school and youth focused programs for over two decades, and we are looking forward to continuing to build upon this history of community service.   I am delighted to join a team of highly and […]