Posts Tagged: self-care

Finding Reasons to Celebrate

Article by Andrea Paterson Now that most of the holiday festivities are over, and we are entering the dreary core of winter, there can be a tendency for mood and energy to take a nose dive. There doesn’t seem to be anything to celebrate, and if you happen to be stuck inside with a fussy… Read more »

New Year, New Mother

Article by Andrea Paterson As the clanging of pots and pans subsided and the final fireworks turned to smoke, so many of us went to bed in the early hours of January 1 with a resolution for the new year gripped in our hearts like a talisman against the dark. For those with new babies… Read more »

New Beginnings

Erika Mitchell brings us a reflective story for the New Year. After the chaos and emotional intensity of the holiday season I find January and February can be blue months. In December I am kept so busy traveling or organizing holiday gatherings or planning extravagant meals that the sudden return to normalcy can be a… Read more »

Gifts for the Soul

  Pacific Post Partum Support Society counsellor, Anna Chambers, shares three gifts that you can give yourself this holiday season.   Courage to ask for what I need.   Often, one of the ongoing struggles for women is having the courage to ask for what we need. One of the myths mothers may buy into… Read more »

Holiday Wellness

Article by Hollie Hall,  Pacific Post Partum Support Society phone counsellor and group facilitator   This time of year can bring with it a whole mixed bag of emotions for new parents. Usually our call volume here at PPPSS goes up with the darker days. For many of us the negative feelings can be very… Read more »