Eryn Wicker

Column: Taking the pressure off ‘Generation Squeeze’

Canada is spending more public funds for boomers and seniors ($45,000 on average) but only $12,000 per person under 45.

Column: Mae Burrows brings message of hope to CYC Consult

Keynote presenter at the 21st annual Conversation on Chilliwack’s Childrenwas Mae Burrows, president of From Grief to Action

Impact of music on children

Studies have shown that children and adolescents are affected by the music they listen to

Video gaming: You and your children

Knowing what your children are up to on any screen: game, phone, iPod, computer, TV, etc is important.

We can be more than passengers on the road to happiness

We need to be open to the possibility that we are able to influence some portion of our happiness

The people behind Chilliwack’s Consultation of Children

The annual Consultation on Chilliwack’s Children is coming soon; here is a conversation with one of the individuals involved

Spreading the positive vibe – and helping yourself and others

Positive emotions also reduce stress and allow us to be more curious, creative, and better able to problem solve.

Cultivating empathy in pre-schoolers

By developing empathy in children we have greater hope of changing the world, and creating more peaceful, caring and civil societies

Snapshot of youth and mental health

McCreary Centre Adolescent Health Survey offers insights into mental health and young people

Don’t jump to conclusions

At some point in our lives we have all made the mistake of jumping to conclusions about something. Yet one more thought error or cognitive distortion where our mind puts a spin on the events we see, and attaches a not-so-objective explanation of what we are experiencing.

When the mind plays tricks on us

In his last column, Dr. Rob Lees provided an overview to our summer series on Cognitive Distortions; this week’s finds us exploring the first one in more detail: Fortune Telling.

Kids and a mentally healthy community

The past few weeks our column has been devoted to the theme of creating Mentally Healthy Communities, first with a focus on the workplace, and then with an emphasis on spirituality.

Listening to the ‘echoes of the past’

I recently had the opportunity to attend a 2-day training event co-sponsored…