Wellness Blog

Posts By: Jennifer Berry

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Kindness is a Powerful Attitude

In today’s world, “having attitude” means to have an aggressive edge. Perhaps having “attitude” makes us feel stronger and more in control, particularly if we’ve ever felt powerless or disadvantaged. However, adopting an attitude of kindness can be empowering. Choosing how we behave is liberating. Whatever the other person does out there, we still have… Read more »

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12 Tips To Better Manage Your Work & Family Life

As the school year begins, families gear back up, filling their schedules and facing the challenge of managing multiple commitments. Balancing work and family is an issue for almost every family and finding the right balance can feel completely overwhelming. There are some strategies, however, that can help families cope. Set priorities. With so many… Read more »

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Four Tips for Newlyweds to Help the Love Grow Bright

As the warm weather arrives, most Saturdays we will witness the promise and excitement of newly shared lives as weddings take place throughout the city. The years ahead are full of learning new things as a couple, adapting to change and strengthening the love and bond shared. Each word and gesture can help make love… Read more »

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Three Steps to Help You De-Clutter

It’s finally Spring and beyond celebrating the end of winter and the promise of warm-weather activities, I start to get the itch to get my surroundings in order, and my thoughts turn to Spring cleaning. There is a real co-relation between clutter and our emotional state. Clearing away clutter can be freeing, but it is… Read more »

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New Year’s Resolution: Simplify Your Life

“I’m really busy,” seems to be the catch phrase of the day. The busier we are, the more important we feel. Then we become hooked on the fast-paced life and the status we think it brings – you think you’re busy – wait till you hear what I’m doing. But eventually, we realize that being… Read more »

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Free and Low Cost Ideas for Fall Family Outings

October is the month of Thanksgiving when we traditionally gather together and celebrate family. It is a great month to explore many of the vast opportunities our community offers families. Here are several free or low cost outings that families can explore this fall in our Region’s backyard! University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum Main Exhibit… Read more »

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Four Behaviours That Help Me Enjoy The Here and Now

I often find myself looking ahead to the next stage in life as if life will be so much greener once I’ve achieved the next goal. The goal might be work-related – “once we finish this task or project, things will run smoother.” Or the goal could be personal – “once the car loan is… Read more »

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Tips on Handling Public Temper Tantrums

You are in the supermarket, and your three-year old is wriggling on the supermarket floor in noisy protest of not being allowed to take home an over-priced stuffed animal. You are sure that your fellow shoppers have stopped in their tracks to focus all of their attention on you and your seemingly untamed tot. As… Read more »

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Promoting Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Self-esteem affects every aspect of our lives. It determines our confidence level, as well as whether or not we see ourselves as valuable. Carizon’s Early Identification Early Intervention Staff have guidelines to share to enable parents to enhance their child’s growing self-esteem. Each day, acknowledge at least one thing your child says or does that… Read more »

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