Relationship Building Through Soccer

December 29, 2016 by

While my soccer team is on Winter hiatus, I have been musing about how much playing a team sport reminds me of relationship building.  What makes relationships strong and what creates challenges are similar for a team, a couple, or a family.  Soccer promotes good sportsmanship as much as good foot skills.  Since taking up […]

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Posted in General, Marriage & Relationships, Personal Growth, Stress & Anxiety.

Orthorexia Nervosa: When Healing Becomes Unhealthy

January 26, 2016 by

Sally scrolls through her social media and an article catches her eye. She clicks on the link and begins to read about how processed foods can be harmful to health. She resonates with the article and slowly stops eating processed foods such as cereals and canned soups. Sally becomes more curious and starts researching more […]

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Posted in Addictions.

5 Tips for Successful Self-Sabotage

November 19, 2015 by

We don’t intend to sabotage ourselves.  But if we take the time to observe how we are living our life on a daily basis, we might catch glimpses of how we seem to thwart our own best interests by the habits we keep, the attitudes we hold or the behavior we extend towards others.  Based […]

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Posted in Depression, General, Personal Growth, Stress & Anxiety, Therapy.

Up in Flames

November 13, 2015 by

On February 16th 2015, at around 4:15pm, I received a call while at work from a friend who lives in my apartment building. She said “Chris, there’s a fire in our building and we’ve been evacuated. But don’t worry; the fire is on the opposite side of the building from where we both live.” At […]

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Posted in Depression, Grief, Personal Growth, Stress & Anxiety.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

September 3, 2015 by

Sam came in highly nervous to attend his first therapy session. He was distressed and stated his doctor wanted him to have Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  (CBT) for his depression, anger, and  anxiety.  Sam feverently  added, “I don’t have a million dollars to spend on therapy and don’t want to be in here for the rest […]

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Posted in Depression, Personal Growth, Stress & Anxiety, Therapy.

Marijuana: Not all good or bad

July 31, 2015 by

Those living in B.C and, in particular, Vancouver are well aware of the debate regarding the legalization of marijuana. The province recently approved the opening of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries which have very quickly grown in number to rival that of Starbucks.  The following facts are worth considering as the debate continues to simmer: Marijuana is […]

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Posted in Addictions, Family & Parenting, Therapy.

Summertime Internet Safety

July 31, 2015 by

“Something is not right” Barb was sharing with her friend Jill over coffee, “Jessica is on the computer every night for hours, and when she is not on the computer, she’s on her cell phone.” Jill gave an empathetic groan, “I know what you mean, my daughter is the same.” “Yeah, but something is different […]

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Posted in Family & Parenting, Internet.

Chasing Happiness

July 31, 2015 by

“I just want to be happy.”  “The thing I wish for my kids is that they would be happy.” These are common statements that people give to explain why they decided to engage in therapy. We all love to be happy. There have been popular songs such as “Happy” by Pharell Williams. It’s a catchy […]

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Posted in Grief, Internet, Personal Growth.

My Teen is Cutting: What can I do?

April 9, 2015 by

Liz and Dan recently received a call from the school counsellor informing them their 14 year old daughter, Becky, has been cutting herself. Liz and Dan were in disbelief and confusion. Becky has always been an outstanding child who is friendly, outgoing, does well in school, is in cheer competitively and helps out around the […]

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