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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...

Mind Mapping and Mind Masking

 
Mind mapping is the brain-based psychology of interacting with other people. It’s the brain’s ability to make a mental map of another person’s mind. Mind mapping is an intuitive process, and it satisfies our inherent desire to figure out other...

Look at The Relationship with Yourself First

The most important relationship you have is with yourself, yet it is the one that often becomes neglected. Sometimes you give so much to other relationships that it leaves little energy and desire to nurture the relationship with yourself. What...

You’ve Been The Same You Your Entire Life

“Who am I?” – it’s a question that comes up a lot not only in the therapy room, but in many stages of our lives. And although it is a common (and completely normal) question, it seems to be one...

Beating the Holiday Blues

 
Winter. Is. Coming! And we’re not alone in wanting to prepare for the change in weather. When the weather starts to change, many animal species begin to prepare for this. Birds migrate to warmer climates, bears retreat into a den, while...

Infidelity

 
Common myths about infidelity:

It only happens in unhealthy relationships.
If a man strays it is the woman’s fault.
Couples who are unhappy will cheat.
He did not give her enough attention.
It only happens in heterosexual relationships.
It is always men who cheat.
An affair is...

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...

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...

An Acceptance Analogy: the TV in your mind

 
In a previous blog post, I discussed the barriers towards acceptance. These barriers all play off of unhelpful perceptions and ideas that prevent one from fully embracing the idea of acceptance.
 
But why is it even important to really work towards...

Is Your Guilt True or False?

Throughout our life and interactions with others we have difficult emotions that arise. One of these most difficult emotions is guilt. At times, we use guilt to motivate us. We use statements such as ‘I should do better”, “I should...