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Family assets
January 08, 2016
The first things that come to mind when we hear the term "family assets" is money in the bank, property, and investments. But there is another way to look at family assets, and that is the social and emotional assets that families need to thrive.

Well-being for you and your neighbour
November 20, 2015
Social capital is built through hundreds of little and big actions we take every day.

Just say it
October 16, 2015
Expressing gratitude often is a hallmark of a strong relationship, whether it's a marriage, a common-law relationship, or a friendship.

Ignite a spark
October 09, 2015
Adults can play a big role in helping young people discover and develop their spark.

Offering comfort
September 11, 2015
Death is as much a part of life as weddings, births, and other life events but many of us are uncertain about what to say or do when a friend or relative is grieving

Being kind
August 07, 2015
Kindness builds connections with others and helps us see our common humanity and inter-dependence.

Losing a pet
July 31, 2015
For pet owners, the death of a pet can trigger a range of emotions and a period of grieving.

Be kind ... to yourself
July 24, 2015
Being kind to yourself when you are hurting, embarrassed, ashamed or in pain is good for you, and it's good for the people in your life.

Marriages that work
June 26, 2015
People who are married tend to be happier than those that aren't. But not all marriages are happy.

Relationships matter
June 05, 2015
Relationships are our greatest source of happiness, joy and belonging.

May 31: World No Tobacco Day!
May 29, 2015
Once an individual decides they want to quit smoking, they will need a great deal of support and that is where you can help out.

Invest in young people
April 17, 2015
Every kid needs at least one, and preferably 3 or more adults who "has their back".

Family assets
April 10, 2015
The first things that come to mind when we hear the term "family assets" is money in the bank, property, and investments.

Support makes a difference
April 03, 2015
Having people in your life who support the change you are trying to make can be key to success.

Criticism or complaint?
October 10, 2014
The first step in successfully managing conflict is to understand the difference between a complaint and a criticism.

Marriages that last
September 26, 2014
Successful couples spend about 5 more hours talking each week than other couples.

Need a friend?
September 19, 2014
Some wellness experts estimate that we need 3 friends who we can count on in order to thrive.

Meal time = family time
September 05, 2014
Eating meals together is an important way of staying in touch with the people who matter most to you.

Making traditions
August 22, 2014
There are opportunities to develop ordinary but satisfying and fun traditions throughout the year.

The best baby gift
August 29, 2014
If you are a friend, relative, neighbour or co-worker of a new, single or overwhelmed mom or dad, celebrate the birth with a gift of your time.

Grieving and self-care
August 15, 2014
People grieve the loss of a loved one or close friend in different ways.

HEAL yourself
August 01, 2014
Psychologist Rick Hanson and author of Hardwiring Happiness recommends taking in the good and committing it to memory as a way to HEAL yourself.

Being grateful is great
May 09, 2014
Mother's Day on Sunday presents a great opportunity to practice gratitude.

Wellness Plan sets direction
April 25, 2014
On the path together: Wellness Plan for Yukon's Children and Families sets out three paths to improve child and youth well-being.

Positive emotions broaden and build
February 28, 2014
Positive emotions are good for our physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual health.

Build relationships through gratitude
February 14, 2014
Expressing gratitude often, is a hallmark of a strong relationship.

What the heck is hygge?
January 17, 2014
Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a wonderful concept that helps people in Denmark survive and even thrive in their long dark winters.

Facebook, social media and connection
December 27, 2013
Does Facebook really connect us with others? Yes and no.

The meaning of Christmas
November 15, 2013
You are probably wondering why we are talking about Christmas when we just finished Halloween

Helper's high
September 27, 2013
Volunteering and giving to others reduces depression and anxiety and increases happiness and life satisfaction.

Connect with neighbours
September 13, 2013
Knowing the people that share your street helps you feel more connected to your neighbourhood.

Success in school and life
September 06, 2013
Success in school is more than knowing how to solve math problems. It's also about social skills and emotional intelligence.

Do more of what you do well
August 30, 2013
People who know and use their personal strengths are happier, have better self-esteem and feel more energized.

Staying in the present
August 23, 2013
Being present and mindful is a tool that increases happiness and enjoyment, and decreases sensory overload and negative self-talk

The mathematics of flourishing
August 16, 2013
Individuals flourish when positive emotions like joy, awe, curiousity and gratitude outnumber negative emotions like anger, frustration and disappointment by a ratio of 3 to 1.

The kindness of strangers
August 09, 2013
Acts of kindness can be simple and spontaneous, or elaborate and planned, and everything in between.

Hockey dads, soccer moms
June 21, 2013
Sometimes the competitive spirit in sports gets the better of us, and in the heat of the moment, we lose perspective.

All that jazz
June 07, 2013
Jazz musician Eubie Blake (1887-1983) offered some advice for a good life that has survived the test of time.

Tune into good intentions
March 28, 2013
Our brains are wired to pay more attention to the negative than the positive.

Express gratitude
November 03, 2012
Saying thank you for a job well done or a kindness someone has shown you makes everyone feel great.

Accept compliments
September 07, 2012
Just say “thank you” the next time someone gives you a compliment.

Use your social connections
August 24, 2012
Tap into the power of social connections. Surround yourself with people who support the kind of life you want to live.