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Anxiety and Children

Do you find it odd to see the words anxiety and children in the same sentence? Do you perceive children are not supposed to be anxious and childhood is about freedom from stress and worry? Yet, children of all ages do experience anxiety, some more than others.   Let’s ponder why kids experience anxiety when

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Blogs, Family Expert

Google Mom

“Mom, where is my math’s textbook?” “Ma, where is my swimming costume. I can’t find it!” “Mommy, my boyfriend broke up with me” “Wife, speak to your son. He is not listening to me.” We are the Google search engine on our family’s radar screen and they use the Mom button as often as they

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We are excited to announce we are rebranding.

Change is coming this winter. We have decided to re-brand Ilze Alberts Inc to Bella Vida. We are taking the name Bella Vida out of the mothballs and reviving it in a new form. Our intention is to establish a brand that will live for many years to come, (yes we know we are obsessed

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Live with no regrets

“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” Sydney J. Harris   I just returned from a month-long trip to the USA and Canada. I was away from my family and my business for 4 weeks, pursuing my lifelong

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Why the feeling of uncertainty is valuable.

Daily we are faced with situations where we feel uncertain.  As a parent, you may be feeling unsettled about a situation with your child and doubting the next disciplinary step. As a partner or a spouse, your relationship may be in the balance, stirring unsettling feelings. When the future is uncertain, we lay awake at

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