Mental Health Wellness

Why it’s Worth Making Time to be Mindful

Courtesy of © BELLATRIX PHOTOGRAPHY | CAMILA MENDES

As a Perinatal Psychiatrist and Mindfulness Instructor, women often ask me, “How is meditation going to help me right in the moment when I actually FEEL overwhelmed?”  On the one hand, these women understand how to connect with their breath during a long, seated meditation practice. But their worry is: How can mindfulness help me […]

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Relationships Sex & Intimacy

Don’t Let Your Two-some Disappear

Photo Courtesy of ©Camila Mendes, Bellatrix Photography

Foremost, don’t lose each other when you have a baby. Happy parents have happy children! Although no longer the original dyad, you must NOT let your two-some disappear. Trust me; one day these little ones will be independent of you. Couples need to like each other and want the best for each other while building […]

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Childbirth Maternal Health & Wellness

How One Humble Piece of Cloth is Becoming a Doula’s Best Friend

An unassuming piece of cloth is having a growing impact within the birthing world and beyond these days, and is known simply as Rebozo.  It is a traditional long piece of colourful  woven cloth, worn mostly as a shawl by indigenous women in Mexico and Central America – a la Frida Kahlo. The beautiful and intricately […]

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Daddy Fatherhood Friends & Family Lifestyle Parenting

Simple Mindfulness Tools and Practices for Mom, Dad and the Kids

You will find here some simple tools and practices that you can use with yourself and your little ones. These practices will support you in becoming less reactive and more creative as a parent and will therefore, contribute to your own feelings of well-being. Mindfulness is more than meditation. It is about being present and […]

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