Category: Relationships

Relationship Resolutions

Posted on 01/17/13 by erynwicker No Comments

    This time of year brings about talk and setting of New Year’s resolutions. Last year my suggestion was to create simple goals that are easily accomplished and achieved. Normally, I don’t even create resolutions – I’m more of a set-a-goal-whenever-you-want-to type of person – but I thought this year I might make a set […]

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Positive Psychology and Parenting

Posted on 10/09/12 by erynwicker No Comments

Positive psychology, the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive, provides many useful tools that promote good mental health. These same tools can be used to improve parenting and provide children with the skills (namely acceptance, understanding and guidance) they need to succeed and enjoy a strong sense […]

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Positive Psychology and Helping

Posted on 10/09/12 by erynwicker No Comments

Happiness is a goal of positive psychology – should probably be for all of us too! And Positive Psychology describes several pathways—major dimensions of our lives – that get us closer to this goal. If we expand and build on each of these areas we can bring ourselves closer to that goal as each dimension […]

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Building Resiliency: Lessons from the Strong Resiliency program – Part 1

Posted on 05/07/11 by erynwicker

From a series I wrote for The Chilliwack Progress some time ago… A Primer on the Strong Resiliency Groups: lessons we could all relearn  Resiliency. Resilience. Resilient. Resile. The ability to withstand and rebound from disruptive life changes without being overwhelmed. The capacity to successfully adapt in the face of significant adversity. The capability to respond […]

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Building Resiliency: Lessons from the Strong Resiliency program – Part 2

Posted on 05/07/11 by erynwicker

From a series I wrote for Thye Chilliwack Progress some time ago… Week 2 of the Strong Resiliency Groups: Dealing with Anger.  As you remember from last week’s column we are working through a series of articles on lessons taken from the Strong Resiliency group curriculum. The previous week we explored empathy and how to […]

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Building Resiliency: Lessons from the Strong Resiliency program – Part 3

Posted on 05/07/11 by erynwicker

From a series I wrote for The Chilliwack Progress some time ago… Week 3 of the Strong Resiliency Groups: Clear Thinking So, if all of my Strong Readers of the Chilliwack Progress have been reading and following along we should have mastered empathy and anger management by now. We are looking for visual cues and […]

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Building Resiliency: Lessons from the Strong Resiliency program – Part 4

Posted on 05/07/11 by erynwicker

From a series I wrote for The Chilliwack Progress some time ago… Week 4 of the Strong Resiliency Groups: The Power of Positive Thinking My Strong Readers are now empathetic, non angry (because they’re counting and walking away), and reframing their thought errors away – essentially, you are mean, lean, self-aware, and emotionally sound individuals. […]

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Building Resiliency: Lessons from the Strong Resiliency program – Part 5

Posted on 05/07/11 by erynwicker

From a series I wrote for The Chilliwack Progress some time ago… Week 5 of the Strong Resiliency Groups: Solving People Problems Wow, it’s the last Strong Readers lesson today. You all made it through – not as impressive as my kids and teens who have to sit through twelve weeks of this but I’m […]

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Everyday Concerns, Future Consequences Part 3: Miscommunication

Posted on 11/19/10 by erynwicker

Our third week of everyday concerns with future consequences explores the world of communication, or should I say miscommunication between partners, between friends, and in typical daily occurrences. With that first sentence that you just read, consider the following questions: Did you understand what I meant? What did you perceive it to mean? How was […]

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