Image. Identity. Integrity.

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Image. Identity. Integrity.  Consider for a moment what these mean to you. For us therapists, these are among the most important themes in therapeutic work.  They are the representation and affirmation of our unique vulnerability and experience.  So many of us don’t see ourselves clearly due to the negative voices blurring or distorting our vision.  […]

Chemicals in our Brains

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It really comes down to this.  Chemical responses in our brains make us more able or less able to handle life well.  For example, we hear about dopamine trails in our brain, where we seek the repeated release of the “feel good” hormone that keeps us motivated and happy to continue a certain behaviour (healthy […]

Zoom Fatigue

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Zoom, Teams, Google Meet, Doxy.me (what I use for my practice); these video conferencing platforms have become ubiquitous for a large portion of the working population.  Students, parents, grandparents and friends also all rely on this relatively new form of communication to keep in touch with others.  Over the past year, it has almost completely […]

Emotional Awareness: Languishing

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For all of you who know my rule of the ‘no four letter words allowed’ when responding to the question, “How are you?”, here is the new word you may want to use and it is 11 letters!   Read on, this is a great article by an author, Adam Grant, whom I highly recommend as […]

I’m done having kids. Why do I feel so sad about it?  

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For those interested, I was recently quoted in a Today’s Parent magazine article by Sky England titled: I’m done having kids. Why do I feel so sad about it? From the article, quote: “My feelings bewildered me. Did I really want another kid? Or was it, as a friend suggested that, “Maybe we’re evolutionarily programmed […]

The Great Masker & Magnifier

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The Great Masker & Magnifier: Reflection is a powerful practice to better know yourself and what matters in your life.  In this spirit, let me reflect on the one year anniversary of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Consider we rename COVID-19 both the ‘The Great Masker’ and ‘The Great Magnifier’.  Remember the initial controversy, uncertainty and unknown?  […]

Chatelaine magazine: What Is Gaslighting?

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For those interested, I was recently quoted in a Chatelaine magazine article titled: “What Is Gaslighting? The Manipulation Tactic Explained.  Gaslighting can make someone doubt themselves at the core, and leave them questioning their own identity.”  What Is Gaslighting? The Manipulation Tactic Explained

Make your life fun again !

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My children love video games.  It both amazes and horrifies me how much energy and time they wish to devote to playing and repeating the same repetitive tasks that in real life they cannot muster, i.e. putting their jacket on the hanger and laundry in the basket ! So it got me to thinking about […]

Invest in your health

Invest in your health

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We encourage our children to deposit money in their piggy banks, and we, as responsible adults, strive to deposit regularly into our own bank accounts. But do we give the same care and attention to investing in our personal health banks?   In the early 1800’s, Ralph Waldo Emmerson said, “The first wealth is health!” […]