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Coping with First Day School Anxiety
Posted by Laurinda | December 9, 2023

A Guide to Help your Child Cope with Anxiety on the First Day of School.  So, the big day is looming: Your little one's first day at school! It's a...

Protecting My Child
Posted by Laurinda | September 25, 2023

A short poem inspired by the important work I do in helping children (including inner children) hold on to  the sparkle and magic of life. The precious gift of witnessing...

How to Help Your Child Feel Good About Themselves
Posted by Laurinda | April 13, 2023

6 Important Strategies to help your child feel good about themselves.  As a counsellor and child therapist, I always begin the therapeutic relationship by asking parents what their ultimate goal...

devil's child
Devil’s Child
Posted by Laurinda | February 9, 2023

The following poem and artwork, Devil's Child, is an example of how I used a combination of talk therapy, art therapy, play therapy and mindfulness to make peace with and...

Stop Being the Victim
Posted by Laurinda | January 30, 2023

The first step needed to stop being the victim and start taking back control of your life after trauma.  "You can’t sit under the chicken coop and ask God to...

Is Vitamin B12 and Folate Good for Depression - Sage Affect
Is Vitamin B12 and Folate Good for Depression?
Posted by Laurinda | June 7, 2021

Have you experienced any mood changes recently? It may be time to book an appointment with your doctor. Your body may be lacking in two essential vitamins: folate (folic acid)...

The Surprising Benefit of Art Therapy - Sage Affect
The Surprising Benefit of Art Therapy
Posted by Laurinda | July 2, 2020

All around the world, 'Headline News' is drawing our attention to how overwhelmed, stressed-out and anxious we all are. I'm not sure about you, but I can certainly relate to...