Vulnerability: An Act of Courage

July 8, 2013 by

Many people don’t like the feeling of being emotionally or physically vulnerable; it can be uncomfortable and very scary. To risk being vulnerable can take considerable courage because it can make us susceptible to being hurt. In therapy, clients often say they don’t want to cry; some clients go so far as to say they […]

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Posted in Personal Growth.

My Job Is Killing Me

July 8, 2013 by

So day after day, client after client, I get to sit down beside them while we deal with whatever troublesome issues are presented. When I get home I often sit at my computer answering emails or I sit relaxing on the couch either reading or watching TV. I may go for a short walk. All […]

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Posted in Depression, Marriage & Relationships, Personal Growth, Stress & Anxiety, Therapy and tagged , .

Emotional Intimacy

March 26, 2013 by

The idea of love has captured the imagination of humanity and has intrigued the hearts and minds of men and women since the beginning of time. Years ago I came across a couple who were moving towards divorce following 32 years of marriage. Both in their 50’s, the wife appeared sad and tired of living […]

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Posted in Marriage & Relationships.

Move Out of Your Comfort Zone

March 26, 2013 by

We all tend to gravitate to what is comfortable and familiar…..sitting at the same place at the dinner table every night, going through the motions of the same routine to get ready for the day each morning, or going to the same favourite places on the weekends or on holidays. We are creatures of habit […]

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Posted in Personal Growth.

Depressed? or Just Not Happy?

March 26, 2013 by

In searching for a topic to write on, I reached out to my social media network for suggestions. The overwhelming response was from people wanting to read about depression. My initial thoughts were, ‘Depression?? Well that’s depressing’. Focusing on the negative often leads to a negative mindset and negative mood, which is the last thing […]

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Posted in Depression, Personal Growth.

Water Water Everywhere

March 25, 2013 by

I just walked into my kitchen and poured myself a glass of water, a ritual I repeat a few times a day and without much thought. However, this time I paused and realized how often I take this clean, readily attainable water for granted. If I were to be more thankful of the many things […]

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Posted in Personal Growth.

Treatment Options

March 25, 2013 by

Are you or someone you know struggling with substance use? Are you searching for suitable addiction resources and supports, but discovering the route to be confusing and daunting? Here is a breakdown of some of the programs available for adults. The first stage in dealing with substance use may be detoxification in order to manage […]

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Posted in Addictions.

Self-Care Can Be Surprisingly Challenging

March 25, 2013 by

Self-care seems like a common sense thing, something to balance out the stresses of life. However, certain kinds of anxious people have special difficulty with practicing self-care: Workaholics: These folks are always focused on the next problem, and don’t stop to appreciate how much energy they have spent on previous challenges. Driven by feelings of […]

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Posted in Personal Growth.

Change Your Thinking

April 18, 2012 by

According to Eckhart Tolle, “80 to 90 percent of most people’s thinking is not only repetitive and useless, but because of its dysfunctional and often negative nature, much of it is harmful.” As we mature, we develop tendencies of thinking based on a complex interaction of our biology and accumulated experiences. Thought patterns become engrained […]

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Posted in Personal Growth.

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