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The Importance of Pleasure and Play

Too many of us believe that any of our time that is not “productive” is a waste of time, and/or feel guilty when not “productive”. It’s an attitude of scarcity in resources, and that squandering our resources will lead to...

Letting Go and Releasing 

Letting go is one of the most difficult yet rewarding gifts that we can give to ourselves. It’s something that we may have not consciously thought to do. It’s something that we might do naturally and not be aware of...

How do you start your day?

 
Morning routines can be automatic, and mundane. They can be compromised of a bunch of habits that have become second nature and often creates little awareness as you begin the day.
 
How you start off your day can set the tone...

Moving Through Instead of Moving On

 
Has anyone ever told you to just move on or to just let it go? How does it feel to hear those words? What does it even mean to move on from something or to really let something go? Is...

What Did Freud Really Teach Us?

When people think about counselling, what often comes to mind is Freud. Usually, when people think about Freud, they think about his crazy ideas of sex. Surprisingly, Freud has a lot to teach us.
One of Freud’s most important contributions to...

Counselling Vs. Talking to a Friend

 
Counsellors often hear clients saying that they didn’t seek therapy prior because they typically talk about their feelings with other friends.  Some counsellors might have even heard their clients saying that talking to their friends is free!
 
However, talking to a...

The Inner-Critic

 
Many of us have a little voice in our head with a running commentary of our lives. “I have to pick up the dry-cleaning today,” “I wonder what the weather is like.” “Ugh – I missed the turn.” This inner...

What is Therapy?

I often come across people who have never been to therapy and/or they are not aware of the process which makes therapy work. The reason for therapy can vary based on individual clients’ goals and needs. For example, for someone...

Riding the Wave

We all experience periods in our life where we do not feel at our best. Some of us experience it more than others, and some of the experiences can be more or less severe. Here are a few tips to...

Creating the Life You Want Through a Sense of Wonder

Wonder is an essential experience of life. It is often associated with the innocence of childhood or the early stages of first love. It is, however, an ageless quality of individuals that is a nourishing self-containment of love and aliveness...