I’m Not Brave; I’m Meeting a Social Obligation

I’m Not Brave; I’m Meeting a Social Obligation

“You’re so brave for publishing your book and sharing your personal story.” “You’re so courageous for speaking publicly about your family’s story.” “You’re brave for your candid story-telling.” These are statements I am hearing a lot from others since I decided, over...
My Child’s Video Gaming Addiction Is Stronger Than Me

My Child’s Video Gaming Addiction Is Stronger Than Me

Lately I have been hearing from a lot of parents who are deeply concerned about their child’s Video Gaming Addiction. They know they need to do something to support some kind of recovery process for their child, but they are also afraid of creating a more extreme...
The S.O.S. of Video Gaming Addiction

The S.O.S. of Video Gaming Addiction

I was visiting my old neighbourhood recently. I had lunch with a friend and then I had a hair salon appointment to attend to. While having my colour done (yes, to cover up those grays), my hair stylist exclaims that my ears must have been ringing the week before. I...
Are Video Games Controlling Your Child?

Are Video Games Controlling Your Child?

I had an insightful experience while visiting one of my favorite coffee shops this morning. I had just finished my morning walk with a friend, and then crossed the road to get myself a decaf Americano. I entered the door and was greeted by the gleeful expression of a...
February Blah-g

February Blah-g

Well, it’s now February and we’re deep into winter; it’s still cold, it’s gray and damp, and many are fed up with it. Although it’s the month of love, many people are not feeling warm and bubbly inside. January in southern Ontario brought us a record number of...