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Healing for Couples when one partner is diagnosed with ptsd-7 Strategies for Success

Loving someone diagnosed with ptsd is challenging. These seven strategies can help. 1-When your loved one is diagnosed with ptsd, read about the symptoms to understand how these effect every day life. Knowledge is power. Understanding leads to compassion. It … Continue reading

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Why did the at therapist cross the web?

Why did the art therapist cross the web? As an art therapist, I am often conflicted between my passion for supporting women in transition and my desire to contribute to my family’s income. This conflict is increased by the lack … Continue reading

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Aging

On July 21st, I turned 44 years old. I love that number! I am quite excited to see what this year will bring. In this youth-obsessed society, so many women hide their age and dread what the aging process will … Continue reading

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Fruition

I feel so blessed as I write this month’s blog. I am sitting in my cozy kitchen, the sun is streaming in. My daughters are busy playing in their toy room, using their vivid imaginations. I can see my art … Continue reading

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The “art” of navigating family transitions

Every family struggles at one time or another. Whether it be a death, divorce, birth,illness, marriage or, moving overseas, no family is immune to events within the lifecycle. As the family system stretches and evolves, some family members embracechange, others … Continue reading

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Collaboration

Collaboration. That is the word that sums up 2014 for me so far. January and Februaryhave vanished. I have met so many mental health professionals in the new year. We allwant to contribute our skills in a meaningful way and … Continue reading

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What is Happening to our Daughters?

In October 2013, I set out to work as an art therapist with families in transition from arestored barn on my property in Kemptville. I expected mostly middle-aged women whowere overworked, stressed, overwhelmed and at some crossroad in their life. … Continue reading

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