Monthly Archives: January 2013

Separation and divorce: How do you know if your marriage is over?


Separation or divorce is one of the most difficult decisions you may ever have to face. You might reach a decision gradually, over time or perhaps it comes about quite quickly and unexpectedly. You could be considering separation or divorce while in the midst of repairing any discord in your marriage, or you could one day firmly reach a conclusion that your marriage is over.

Often your decision will come about when the pain of staying in the same unhappy relationship outweighs the fear and anxiety of entering unchartered territory.

Five points to consider when contemplating separation and divorce

  • What are the problems impacting the marriage that you find most challenging to address or resolve?
  • What have you and your
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Parenting resource kits to help with your child’s development


Parenting resource kits to help with your child's developmentEven at the best of times, parenting has its challenges. While technological advances are increasing rapidly and what is considered acceptable is constantly redefined, it could be that as parents you have trouble finding resources to meet your needs.

Look no further! We offer parents resource kits on health and wellness on all aspects of parenting. Each of these kits contains a series of articles, fact sheets and reference materials to help you:

  • Truly understand the common problems faced by parents, through books, articles and fact sheets written by experts in the field;
  • Assess your situation by means of questionnaires, checklists and other self-assessment tools to determine the best course of action;
  • Establish an action plan to solve the problem
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What is Alzheimer’s Disease?


What is Alzheimer's Disease?Alzheimer’s Disease affects 35 million people and their families around the world. There are few people who have not heard of Alzheimer’s or been touched by it, and most of us experience feelings of fear and sadness around the disease.

When we think of Alzheimer’s, we think of:

  • Old age
  • Memory loss
  • Dementia
  • Grandmother, mother, father
  • A life sentence

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease of the brain and there is a predictable path according to the disease charts. Although there may be variations of the rate of progression and lifespan of an Alzheimer’s patient, there is little doubt about the final outcome.

Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging.

Many of us have a personal story about a loved …

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How to stick to your New Year’s resolutions


How to stick to your New Year's resolutionsWith the New Year upon us, many of us will participate in that grand tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions, spurred on by hope and commitment, only to give up days later – there’s always next year!

Why are New Year’s Resolutions so short-lived and how can we help you to make yours a success story?

Eight tips to help you stick to your New Year’s Resolutions

In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45% of the subjects confirmed that they regularly make resolutions for change, but only 8% report reaching their goals.

Plan for change

Most of us fail in our resolutions because we make them in a rather spontaneous, emotional moment. We state …

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