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 Life in BALANCE

 
Do you feel pulled in a million different directions?  In a culture that celebrates busyness and overachievement, we can find ourselves like a hamster in a treadmill racing from one thing to the next.   We pack our day with commitments...

The Impact of Believing that You’re Alone Part 1

Many of us have the core belief that we are alone in this universe. As I’ve witnessed with many clients, that core belief has a negative impact on how we address our needs, take care of ourselves, set boundaries, and...

Learning How to Learn

With the new school year looming, students of any age can benefit from learning how to study more effectively.  Rather than bringing up the subject of study habits as a lecture, entice your kids with the promise that they will...

Attachment Styles and Adjustment to Breakups

You may already be familiar with how your attachment style can influence your behaviour in romantic relationships and your choices in romantic partners, but have you ever considered its role in how you react to breakups?
 
Attachment styles, rooted in attachment...

9 Life Hacks for Highly Sensitive People

Have you ever felt that you feel “too much,” or that you feel things “too deeply”? Or, have you ever noticed that you are acutely attuned to bright lights, itchy clothing, strong scents and loud noises? There’s a chance that...

Processing Disappointment – Not Losing Hope

 
Disappointment is the experience you feel when you consider ‘what might have been,’ in contrast to your present circumstances. It is the recognition that you don’t have, didn’t get, or will not achieve what you wanted, as well as a...

Substance Use Management

 
Mental illness can be debilitating.  Many who struggle with mental illness feel pressure to carry on with life and uphold responsibilities while in agony inside.  It’s no surprise then that many who struggle with mental illness want to numb the...

How our Attachment Patterns Influence our Relationships with Others

 
There are various types of attachments patterns that are taught to Psychology students, usually very early on in their programs. I recall learning about them way back in my first year Introduction to Psychology class. However, it is not until...

9 Ways To Adjust to Change That Is Out Of Your Control

Change that happens out of our control can leave us feeling vulnerable and helpless. Change may cause us to resist and deny what is happening. This is natural, however, getting stuck or dwelling on what has happened won’t allow us...

Depression

 
Depression is biopsychosocial phenomenon that affects 7% of population every year and the rate is higher among younger adults around age of 18 to 29 including older adults over the age of 60. Depression is genetically inherited by about 40%...