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Guilt and Boundary Setting

 
Boundaries.   Self-care.   Words of the century. By now most of us must know what these words mean. This is how I define them.
 
Self-care is anything you do to take care of yourself, that nourishes your soul and your body, with...

How to Listen to Your Emotions

Have you ever had one of those days when you felt irritable, overly tired, or had difficulty dealing with your regular daily routine and were unsure why you felt that way? More often than not, we can determine what is...

Importance of Listening to your Emotions

Decades of research has proven that emotions are universal.  The idea that emotions are experienced universally suggests that regardless of where in the world you are born, or what culture you are raised in, you are born with the innate...

Winter Isolation

 
Winter is a time for hibernation.  We spend 90% of our time indoors and away from the cold.  I mean, who doesn’t love a day of sitting by the fireplace with a warm cup of tea and cozy blanket? I...

Resolving Perpetual Problems in Relationships

 
One of the most common reasons couples attend counselling is for conflict resolution. In many cases, these couples are stuck because despite many attempts at finding resolution some of their problems just don’t seem to go away.  They come in...

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...

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

 
We have all been asked this question at least once in our life time.  Your answer most likely changed with age.  When I was 8 I wanted to be an astronomer; at 13 an actor; and at 18 a psychologist. ...

Self-Awareness

 
Life is tough.  Many of us have several responsibilities that we must tend to on a daily basis: work, children, household chores, elderly parents, etc. With life being so busy, and sometimes stressful, some of us tend to coast through...

Work-Life Balance

 
We live in a busy world.  We are expected to work 8 hours a day, sit in traffic for 1-2 hours, drive the kids to hockey practice, watch their piano recitals, then come home to cook dinner and pack lunches...

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

As a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, today we’re going to talk about R.E.S.P.E.C.T.  In 1967, Aretha taught us a little about relationships and reminded us that a little respect can go a long way.
 
Couple’s therapy experts, John and...