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Healthy or Unhealthy STRESS… Do You Know The Difference?

| February 7, 2018
Healthy or Unhealthy STRESS… Do You Know The Difference?

Stress Is The Body And Mind’s Way Of Rising To The Challenge. Although we may not know how it actually works, on a personal level, we know what stress is. It’s one of those “I know it when I see it” sort of things. Typically, we ignore or avoid our stress. Then something tough happens. […]

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MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 5

| September 19, 2017
MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 5

According to the MHCC, mental health issues cost the Canadian economy $50 billion each year. The NIMH reports that these costs to the U.S. economy was $100 billion in 2002. Read part 4 to learn more about the critical role of financial resources, stigmatization and availability of competent mental health care providers. Mental Health: The Cost […]

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Why People Find It So Hard to Change

| October 25, 2016
Why People Find It So Hard to Change

We can manage change the easy way or the hard way. By Vic LeBouthillier “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts How many of us have tried to make what seemed like a simple change in our lives […]

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Change is Inevitable

| October 20, 2016
Change is Inevitable

We must manage it or it will manage us. By Vic LeBouthillier “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” -George Bernard Shaw We live in a fast-paced, ever-changing world.  Information is coming at us at a high speed with value placed on immediacy. Change affects everyone and […]

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The Story of Jim & Judy: Part 2

| October 18, 2016
The Story of Jim & Judy: Part 2

How one couple learned to set healthy boundaries within their marriage. By Vic LeBouthillier In our previous blog, you were introduced to Jim and Judy, a couple struggling to get their personal needs met within their marriage. After realizing that healthy boundaries were never taught to them as children, they felt powerless about making positive […]

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The Story of Jim & Judy: Part 1

| October 13, 2016
The Story of Jim & Judy: Part 1

A struggle with healthy boundaries within a marriage. By Vic LeBouthillier This is the story of Jim and Judy, a married couple who seem to be struggling with getting their personal needs met within their relationship. Check out how Jim and Judy are just beginning their journey towards succeeding at establishing healthy boundaries: Judy: When […]

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An Effective Process for Setting Healthy Boundaries

| October 11, 2016
An Effective Process for Setting Healthy Boundaries

A guide to setting boundaries with others. By Vic LeBouthillier “You deserve to have reasonable things that are important to you.” With a small amount of support, almost anyone can learn the skills needed to succeed in establishing healthy boundaries. First, you must understand these four important things: 1.  You deserve to have reasonable things […]

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Why Are Boundaries So Difficult to Set and Maintain?

| October 6, 2016
Why Are Boundaries So Difficult to Set and Maintain?

Why most struggle with healthy boundaries. By Vic LeBouthillier “Our inability to create boundaries comes mostly from the lack of healthy modeling provided by our parents/caregivers when we were children.” How is it that some people have healthy boundaries, while most people struggle with them? Well, there are two main reasons for this. 1.  SETTING […]

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What Are Boundaries & How Do They Apply to Your Life?

| October 4, 2016
What Are Boundaries & How Do They Apply to Your Life?

A definition of, and a self assessment for, healthy boundaries. By Vic LeBouthillier “Becoming aware of what boundaries are and learning how to implement them into your personal life reduces relationship conflicts and stress.” Social scientists divide boundaries into several categories. For the sake of simplicity, a general definition of a boundary has two important […]

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An Introduction to Boundaries: The Imaginary Fence

| September 29, 2016
An Introduction to Boundaries: The Imaginary Fence

A key factor in healthy relationships and mental well-being. By Vic LeBouthillier “Boundaries are the borders separating where you end and I begin.” Like an imaginary fence, boundaries provide a sense of space and protection between us and the people around us. We can change the amount of personal space we have by expanding or […]

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