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How The Stories in Your Family Affect Your Love Life
How The Stories in Your Family Affect Your Love Life

“He walks through life as if he’s under a black cloud. When he comes home from work, the whole house feels heavier.  And I can never get him to spend any money on anything besides essentials.” Monica’s list of complaints about the man with whom she shares her life -...

Rebuilding Love After An Affair
Rebuilding Love After An Affair

Holly sends in her question to The Family Imprint show asking what to do after discovering her husband's affair. She wants to rebuild trust and get to an even stronger place in her marriage after infidelity.

Misbehaviour or Stressed Behaviour ?
Misbehaviour or Stressed Behaviour ?

On the Family Imprint Show: Is It Really Misbehavior or Is It Stress-Behavior ? What if we started to look at how our kids are reacting to life as stressed behavior? What are they trying to tell us with how they're reacting? With how they're responding to life?

Why I never “battled” cancer
Why I never “battled” cancer

written by Jivan Dios Galfvensjö "Cancer didn’t just happen to me. It took time. I remember something within me trying to talk to me long before it decided to go it’s own way and become cancer. It yelled and screamed. It made me uncomfortable. It made me sad. It cried...

Escape the Stress that Runs in the Background
Escape the Stress that Runs in the Background

She woke up feeling hazy with a lingering flash of hope that it had all been a dream ...  when all the ugly details came flooding in - the hurtful things he had said, what that triggered in her and her infuriated responses to it all.  Its as if they each stepped into...

World Peace … One Family at a Time
World Peace … One Family at a Time

You can’t turn on the News without questioning what is happening here?  How can people treat each other this way?  Even if you intentionally avoid the News, you still catch glimpses of current events on a radio blurb or something your scroll by on social media or even...

The Secrets of Fertility Over 35
The Secrets of Fertility Over 35

She sat down in my office as if the weight of the world was on her shoulders. In a quiet tone of voice, she began our session “we’ve been trying for almost 6 years now. I don’t know how much I’ve got left to keep going.  Our marriage is strained, our financial...

The Power of Our Inner Images
The Power of Our Inner Images

The images we hold inside guide our lives. If we have the image of feeling like we belong, we feel safe and loved ~ its as though life supports our expectations.  Alternatively, if we hold inner images of loss, regret, anger or blame, these emotions tend to become a...

The Family Inheritance
The Family Inheritance

What images come to mind when you hear the words Family Inheritance? You may imagine loved ones gathered together to hear the reading of a will. Yet our family inheritance is something that we are born with instead of something we wait to receive when someone in our...

Our Children’s Roots
Our Children’s Roots

A troubled mother called my office one day wanting to know if I could help her anxious teenage son.  Her primary complaint was that he recently quit school, stayed in his room playing video games all day and wasn't engaged in looking for a part-time job.  With a...

How to Know if IT Will Work Before Your Heart Takes the Leap
How to Know if IT Will Work Before Your Heart Takes the Leap

What if in the very early stages of connecting with someone you are attracted to, you could find out the chances of that relationship succeeding?  Before you get too invested.  Before you get your heart broken … again. Once you can discover what guides you at the...

Suzi Tucker
Suzi Tucker

Listen here for this fantastic conversation with Suzi Tucker, one of North America's top Family Constellation Facilitators. Suzi became interested in the work of Bert Hellinger while Editor-in-Chief of Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Publishers. Following an active career...

Dr. Engfield
Dr. Engfield

What do your family relationships have to do with your well being? Listen to the interview with Dr. Marc Engfield, a medical doctor combining traditional & alternative approaches to hormone challenges.   Dr Engfield is an Ottawa physician with a blog that...

The Heart of Addiction
The Heart of Addiction

Addiction is often the end point of a life experience of difficulty, often with beginnings that originate in childhood. Often when we hear the word - ADDICTION - right away we think about problems with drugs or alcohol.  Perhaps even gambling or smoking....

Are You Held Hostage By Your Past?
Are You Held Hostage By Your Past?

Old grudges, past hurts, recycled pain, all those painful memories each have a unique quality about them.  Specifically what they activate inside your body as soon as you think about them or talk about them or engage your feelings with all that lives in the past. The...

Habitual Highway
Habitual Highway

As we travel the road of life, it seems we can all get lost in similar detours or get tripped up by those same speed bumps. Considering the impact that 95% of our thoughts, behaviours, choices, emotions essentially run on cruise control, it may be time to become...

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