(by Heather Colpitts, Langley Advance) Aldergrove's financial families are taking on a very business-based challenge. As the filming winds down in December for the reality TV show Million Dollar Neighbourhood, the participating families will take part in Pitch…
My mother has perfected the guilt trip. Nothing I do is ever good enough. If I visit for a day, I should be spending the night, for example. I’m an adult woman with a life of my own. How do I get her to back off without hurting her feelings? She’s very sensitive.
The power of our thoughts and expectations is stunning. On your next visit, remind yourself that you are ultimately in control of how you feel. Your mother (if past behaviour dictates future behaviour) will likely throw in a critical comment or two.
In the debt-ridden town of Aldergrove, the community is teaming up for a million dollar challenge that could change their fortunes forever as they attempt to increase their net worth by a million dollars in three months. Each week,…
My friend has been pining over a guy who is stringing her along. It’s been over a year now. How do I convince her it’s time to move on?
Unfortunately, when it comes to matters of the heart, there is very little if anything that any of us can do to “convince” someone to feel (or not feel) a certain way.
(by Geoff Johnson, The Victoria Times Colonist)
Bullying is a learned behaviour. Kids learn to be bullies, often from growing up in an environment devoid of empathy as a value. Sometimes bullying is learned from a larger, more powerful bully – an older child, a parent, an adult acquaintance, an authority figure or maybe even a teacher.
Kids learn about bullying because someone with power has made them feel helpless and disrespected – even frightened. Kids know bullying is unjust. An in-your-face injustice that leads to helpless anger and an undefined, unresolved fury that eventually leads to bullying.
My wife is inconsolable after three miscarriages. What can I do?
There are a number of things that may be help your wife through this difficult and understandably emotional time.
First, resist the tendency to problem-solve. Let her know that you love and care about her, and that you want to support her as best as you can. Acknowledge that you don’t fully understand or appreciate what she is experiencing, but communicate that you want to understand. Then listen to her.
Grove on board with trolley: Langford lends Aldergrove a trolley as the community research how to improve local tranportation (by Heather Colpitts, Langley Advance, November 8, 2011) From the moment they saw it, Aldergrove residents fell. Aldergrove is…
Dr. Samra interviewed on CBC's All Points West afternoon program about the new workplace stress guidelines announced by the Province on November 3. To view backgrounder, click Worker's Compensation Act expands mental stress coverage.
Dr. Samra interviewed by CTV about new WorkSafe BC standards for compensating mental injuries at work.