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Mental Health Moment: The Backfire Effect

by Nancy Bergeron, RPsych | [email protected] you ever argued with someone until you are blue in the face, only to find they have...

August Notes from Auburn Bay

Summer is quickly going by, and life is slowly returning to the “New Normal”. We are quite excited to be able to host...
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Highwood’s June Board Report

As spring moves towards summer, I am grateful for the natural rhythms of life that keep us grounded. The sound of lawnmowers reminds...

Haysboro’s May President’s Message

Dear Neighbours,It’s a funny thing when you write a letter three weeks in advance. In April I said, “Is it possible that it’s...
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I Hear You: The Power of Validation

by Nancy Bergeron, Registered PsychologistValidation is a way that we communicate acceptance of others. Validation doesn't mean agreeing or approving. When someone we...
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Talking to Strangers: My Adventures in Connecting to Others

When I was a student at the University of Calgary, I had a good friend named Mo, who was probably one of the...
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Conversing, Listening Declining Skills For Kids

May is Speech and Hearing Month: Reflecting on What Kids Miss Out on When Conversations or Listening aren’t StrongAs Jake headed off to...