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Emotional Piggy Banks and Relationships 

All relationships can be subject to stress which can impact the quality of any relationship. It doesn’t really matter what relationship we refer to, ones with our family, our children, and our partners/spouses can become prone to negative interconnections at...

Communication and the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse

One of the most common issues brought to couples therapy is the issue of communication.  This can present itself as a lack of communication all together, or simply as ineffective communication that causes a disconnect between two partners.  Specifically, Dr. John Gottman’s...

Caring for Ourselves while Caring for Others

Many of us go through busy seasons in our lives. We may be new parents, our jobs can demand much from us, or we may need to care for an ailing family member. As human beings our time, resources, and...

Mindful Parenting During a Pandemic

Parents have been stretched in a million different ways during this pandemic and pushed beyond the limits in ways they did not know were possible.
All at once, we were hopping on and off work zoom calls between episodes of Cocomelon...

Being and Doing: Integrating Masculine and Feminine Energies

 
In our patriarchal, achievement-oriented society, there is an imbalance of masculine energy – a focus on doing, rather than being. We are overly concerned with how productive we are, our achievements, and our careers. My Asian neighbour expressed his dislike...

Growing Up with a Parent with an Addiction

Addiction is a mental illness. When a person struggles with an addiction it can affect every aspect of their life, including their ability to parent. Like other mental illness, addictions can be passed down by a combination of genetics and...

The Power of Our Thoughts

 
Our thoughts are silent, but powerful. They have the ability to impact our state of mind, perspective, well-being, and ultimately the course of our lives. It is often said that thoughts lead to feelings, which lead(s) to behaviour. Therefore, it...

Awe

What is the emotion of “Awe” and how can this complex emotion enhance your life. Awe is said to be a positive emotion that is triggered by awareness of something that is vastly larger than oneself and not understandable. This...

The difference between helpful and unhelpful worry

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Do you ever find yourself in bed, trying to go to sleep but your brain is thinking and keeping you up? Do you ever find yourself trying to get work done but realize that you have...

How to Overcome Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours

 
What are body-focused repetitive behaviours (BFRBs)?

Often dismissed as “bad habits,” these self-grooming behaviours include nail biting, skin picking, and hair pulling, among others. According to www.bfrb.org, at least 5% of the population engage in BFRBs; so, they are quite common!...