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Why Do Some People Hate Receiving Compliments?

You’ve put on your fanciest duds, your hair came out just right, and someone tells you how great you look. But instead of enjoying the praise, you stumble over a response—negating or dismissing the compliment, cringing, and even skulking away. So, why can a compliment be so hard to accept? Here’s what a therapist and […]

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The Humbling Moment My Five-Year-Old Taught Me About Patience

A severe stroke left my mother paranoid, confused and needy. Just when I was at my wit’s end, my child taught me the joys of patience.

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Here’s How Much You Can Spoil Your Grandchildren Without Ruining Them

Mary Jane Sterne, co-author of Intentional Grandparenting, gives us her best advice on how to be a good grandparent.

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What Not to Say When Someone Comes Out as LGBTQ+ (And What to Say Instead)

When a loved one takes the brave step to come out to you as an LGBTQ+ individual, the way you respond, and the way in which it’s interpreted, can have lasting effects. Relationship and wellness counsellor Deepak Kashyap reveals the seven things you should never say to someone who comes out of the closet—and what […]

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How to Help Someone with Depression

One in six Canadians will experience depression at some point in their life, but many of us don’t know what to do when someone we love needs help. Here’s where to start.