Embrace the struggle

Embrace the struggle

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A gorgeous painting to help you reflect on this passage. “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” A quote from the famous book, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway.  The quintessential story about the struggle of an old […]

Sitting

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If you’re like me and have a desk job and currently working from home, much of the day is spent sitting in front of a screen.  Looking back at pre-COVID, there was much more movement in our work environments: meeting people in person, commuting to the office (ideally by walking or biking), going out for […]

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The psychological benefits of prayer

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Prayer as medicine. While a majority of my counselling practice is secular in nature, I am a practicing Christian and if asked can integrate a religious or spiritual aspect to my therapy. A cornerstone to those with religious beliefs is the notion of prayer.  The psychological study of prayer is challenging and has been limited […]

Pillow fort for kids

Why kids build forts

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This is a re-post of a wonderful and timely article about what motivates kids to build forts, especially during these unprecedented times.  We are finding our own kids are big into building forts right now.  Forts offer comfort, security, a sense of independence and a place for creativity for kids.  I hope you enjoy the […]

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De-clutter

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Now is a good time to de-clutter. I recently read that famed entrepreneur, Elon Musk, announced that he is planning to sell “almost all [of his] physical possessions” Musk’s Twitter post Musk went on to tweet that “devoting myself to Mars and Earth.  Possession just weigh you down” While giving away all of your belongings […]

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STOP

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I love mnemonics and integrate them in my practice all the time.  One that I’ve used with clients is STOP. STOP from from Spiraling – from Negativity – from Boredom – from Depression – from Panic & Anxiety: S – Stop what you are doing and pay attention to Sight, Sensation, Sounds, Smells, Senses.  Smile […]

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Virus Information

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The following webinar was sent to members of our professional association today and is being made available for distribution to clients and the public regarding information pertaining to the COVID-19 virus.  Please feel free to forward on to your friends and family. We’d like to also inform our valued clients that due to the virus […]

Kids jumping and playing in a forest

Psychological nutrients for kids

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In continuing with the theme of parenting kids in the digital age, I came across this advice from Nir Eyal, Stanford Business School instructor, former video game and advertising executive, and author of “Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life”.  Eyal writes in his latest book that like the human body requires […]

Warren Buffet talks about his best lesson learned

The Best Advice Given To Warren Buffet

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I’d like to take a moment to comment on three themes that are very common in the work that happens in my office:  authenticity, emotional intelligence and leadership.  Over time I will address each of these separately, however today I want to comment on how they together create the ingredients of successful professional performance. Taken […]