Entries by Angie Reeder

Living Mindfully

Living Mindfully I remember the first time I talked with a counsellor about living mindfully.  The example they used was asking me to hold white piece of paper in front of my nose and asked what I could see.  All I could see was the white paper of course.  Next, they asked me to gradually […]

Hearing Tests and Speech and Language Development

Hearing Tests and Speech and Language Development A speech and language delay does not indicate hearing loss, but a hearing loss will affect speech and language development. It is important to have hearing tests done on your child to proactively make sure a hearing loss is not present. It is especially important to have a […]

Reading: Shared Enjoyment, Learning, and Connection with Your Child

Reading: Shared Enjoyment, Learning, and Connection with Your Child For this blog I’ve decided to write a book review and share my thoughts with you folks. It’s a children’s book I came across at the public library and signed out. I found this book to be a wonderful piece for parents to read with their […]

Being a Therapist, Having a Therapist

Being a Therapist, Having a Therapist             Providing care to another individual is a rewarding and honorable position. As social beings, having healthy connection and community makes for a fulfilling life, among other necessary and essential components of course, but let us focus on the importance of physical, spiritual, and emotional human connection. You know […]

When Your Child Doesn’t Want to Go to School

When Your Child Doesn’t Want to Go to School             It’s that time of year again. May is here and all of the long breaks are behind us for the school year. We are at the home stretch but can’t quite see the light at the end of the tunnel just yet. School concepts, assignments, […]

Making the Most of Post-Secondary Accommodations

Making the Most of Post-Secondary Accommodations Post-secondary school is often a very meaningful period in a person’s life. Whether it is at a university, college, or polytechnic, one’s post-secondary experience can have a big impact on the trajectory of their career and livelihood. However, students living with disabilities may experience barriers that impact their ability […]

A-D/HD and Self Compassion

A-D/HD and Self Compassion People with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (A-D/HD or ADHD) are more likely to have experiences where they felt a lack of support or criticism. Such experiences can result in internalized shame and negative core beliefs. This can be especially true for people who are diagnosed later in life. Treating yourself with kindness and […]

Learning to be Flexible

     Learning to be Flexible  When my turn rolls around for writing the blog, I inevitably face writers block.  What do people want to read about?  What would be helpful?  One of my colleagues suggested that I write about something that I spend a lot of time focusing on with clients, so I have […]

Emotions and Super-Feelers

Emotions and Super-Feelers What if I were to tell you that 5 to 10% of people experience their emotions and feelings more intensely than others and that while this may pose a challenge in terms of learning how to manage these emotions, it can also be a strength; a super-power skill – if you will. […]

I Like Bricks

I Like Bricks. I like bricks. Bricks are solid, firm. I like the dark red kind, like you find on old houses. Smooth on the outside, no falsely applied ridges or perfect edges like new ones. They make me think of foundations and walls. Solidity, a past period of time, something to get hold of […]