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Sara Dimerman, Psychologist and Author of parenting and relationship books, interviews guests with expertise on a variety of relevant topics, to share what they know with you.

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Sara Dimerman, Psychologist and Author of parenting and relationship books, interviews guests with expertise on a variety of relevant topics, to share what they know with you.

    How Students, Parents and Teachers are adjusting to the "New Normal" of Learning

    How Students, Parents and Teachers are adjusting to the "New Normal" of Learning

    Sara Dimerman in conversation with Janyce Lastman about how students, parents and teachers are adjusting to the "new normal" of learning. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:
    The challenges that students and teachers are facing such as eye strain, irritability and fatigue Mid-term difficulties as a result of students switching back into the classroom after being online and vice-versa Some of the social concerns students are facing, both online and in the classroom The confusion over symptoms such as a runny nose or fever that may necessitate or be considered when evaluating whether to keep kids that are going to school, home Changes to testing and homework policies How to plan ahead and adapt to the "new normal" Empowerment and how important it is for parents and teachers to let kids know that their voices are being heard during these challenging times Janyce recommends locallove.ca: Your guide to living well and doing good.

    • 41 min
    Helping post secondary students choose the "right" career path

    Helping post secondary students choose the "right" career path

    Sara Dimerman in conversation with Brittany Shields about helping post secondary students find the "right" career path. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:
    How typical it is for graduating high school students not to know what they want to do when they grow up, so to speak How typical it is for undergraduate students who are considering taking further steps by applying to a Masters or post graduate program, to still not know what they want to do with the rest of their lives Whether a "gap" year is sometimes a good idea and how students can be most productive during this time off so that they are better equipped to apply to a program of choice or go into the working world at the end of the gap period How typical it is for post secondary students to leave their program part way through and some of the reasons this happens What to do when someone has few interests and a low level of motivation What to do when someone has too many interests, ideas and possibilities and how they can fine tune their direction How students who know what they want to "be" can figure out what will get them there How important it is that one be university or college educated in order to be successful, feel productive and have career satisfaction Some ways students or young adults can figure out their career path

    • 30 min
    Strategies to support your family's mental health this Winter

    Strategies to support your family's mental health this Winter

    Sara Dimerman in conversation with Ann Douglas about strategies to support your family's mental health this Winter. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:
    Ann's personal journey and how this impacts what she writes about Ann's work as a mental health advocate Why our mental health is more affected by the Winter months Why this is especially relevant during Covid Some strategies to support your family’s mental health this Winter How to make the best of the holiday season despite not being able to partake in activities with others or do what we typically do

    • 24 min
    Helping women manage midlife masterfully

    Helping women manage midlife masterfully

    Sara Dimerman in conversation with Suzy Rosenstein about helping women manage midlife masterfully. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:
    How Suzy came to work with women in midlife, and why What is midlife and does "crisis" always have to happen? Some of the issues that women encounter around midlife The positives to midlife and how to manage it masterfully

    • 30 min
    How to live in the moment

    How to live in the moment

    Sara Dimerman in conversation with Naomi Nurgitz about how to live in the moment. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:
    Best approaches to slowing down and feeling more grounded in the present Why it's so important for our mental health to live in the now How long it may take to get good at learning how to live in the moment

    • 25 min
    The human-animal bond

    The human-animal bond

    Sara Dimerman in conversation with Amy Kung-Oliver about the human-animal bond. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:
    The path that Amy walked down to where she is today as the owner and operator of an alpaca farm Her experience when children with special needs come to visit the alpacas at her farm Her bond with the other animals on her farm and the relationship she's seen between the volunteers at her farm and the animals that live there The benefits to bonding with animals

    • 24 min

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