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4 Types of Unexpected Grief

4 Types of Unexpected Grief

Grief is most often associated with death. As a culture, we struggle with grief. So, it is not surprising given our difficulty with grief, and the narrow definition associated with death, that we fail to recognize the range of human experiences that can trigger a...
12 Secrets of the Happiest Relationships

12 Secrets of the Happiest Relationships

Is your relationship happy and healthy? If not, the impact on how you feel emotionally, and the overall wellbeing of your family is impacted. Investing in this relationship pays big dividends emotionally and physically. Research shows that adults in healthy...
10 Easy Ways to Connect with Your Partner

10 Easy Ways to Connect with Your Partner

Life is busy. The demands of home, family and work can rob you of the energy to invest in your intimate relationship. Don’t fall into the trap of assuming your partner knows how important and special they are to you. Be intentional about demonstrating your love. If...
5 Myths about Happy Couples that May Surprise You

5 Myths about Happy Couples that May Surprise You

Every couple has issues – even if their life looks perfect from the outside. Of course, the honeymoon phase of most relationships can leave us feeling excited and enchanted with each other. However, the honeymoon shine will fade over time and that is perfectly normal....
COVID Fatigue

COVID Fatigue

Covid fatigue is real and it can look like depression. As a second State of Emergency was recently declared in Ontario, many of us are feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, sad and angry. One client described having “decision fatigue” as she faced decisions about how to...
5 Steps to Relieve COVID Fatigue

5 Steps to Relieve COVID Fatigue

It is even possible to find relief from COVID-19 Fatigue? The answer is YES. And here is a simple guide for you to follow. The 3 Key Approaches for Relief Think: Train your mind and manage what you are thinking (cognitive therapy) Act: Do life-giving activities...
You Can Be More Empowered

You Can Be More Empowered

Do you struggle with feeling hopeless or helpless? It is impossible to have a positive sense of wellbeing if you are plagued with feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. It is important to recognize that there are steps you can take to improve how you feel creating...
Healing After Separation or Divorce

Healing After Separation or Divorce

The end of a relationship is difficult. Some relationships end suddenly while others grow apart over the years. Some endings are mutual, while others are unexpected and unwanted. Regardless of the reason for the ending or the manner in which it takes place, you are...
Trauma Recovery – It Is Possible

Trauma Recovery – It Is Possible

Trauma is the experience of severe psychological distress following a traumatic or life-threatening event. It may be a one-time powerful incident such as an accident, an illness, an assault or rape, or exposure to a catastrophic event. Or it could be repeated exposure...
Is Anxiety Holding You Back?

Is Anxiety Holding You Back?

Is anxiety robbing you of the ability to enjoy your life? Do your thoughts race? Do you often feel overwhelmed and unable to cope? You are not alone. Anxiety is a normal feeling that we all experience from time to time. It can often help alert us to a potential danger...
Is An Addiction Hurting You or Someone You Love?

Is An Addiction Hurting You or Someone You Love?

Addictions hurt. They hurt the individual who struggles with them. They hurt the people who love them. Sometimes addiction is easy to spot, while other times it is more easily disguised. But the harsh reality is that addiction interferes with how we see ourselves, how...
Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion

Self-compassion is having the same compassion towards yourself that you have towards others. I often ask my clients to talk to themselves the same way they would talk to their best friend. And I will light-heartedly say,” if you talked to your friends the way you...