4 Simple Ways to Increase Your Motivation

One of the most common issues that I hear from my clients is that they would like to become more motivated and productive, and to procrastinate less. Moreover, experiencing issues like depression and anxiety can certainly make the problem worse. One of…

Living with Grief

A colleague at the grief center where I used to work would often say that “grief is a room in your house you should visit, but you don’t want to live there.”  He was talking about the challenge of allowing ourselves to…

10 Tips for Better Sleep

Our quality of sleep has a big impact on the quality of our life. Ask anyone who is not sleeping well and they will certainly be able to tell you the negative impact it can have on daily functioning. Healthy sleep habits…

Is Therapy Just a Crutch?

What’s so bad about crutches? This is what I wonder when I hear people refer to therapy or medication as “just a crutch.” Have you ever heard that reference?  What I think about crutches, I think about support. Broke an ankle? Crutches….

What to Do When Your Thoughts are in the Driver’s Seat

If you set a timer for one minute and sit in complete silence, I’d be willing to bet you would have at least one thought enter your mind. You might try to tell yourself “don’t think of something, don’t think of something”…

Pregnancy and Infant Loss: How to Support Loved Ones

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, which aims to shed light on the challenges that women and families face through these losses.  While pregnancy and infant loss is not uncommon, it is often not discussed openly, leading to increased isolation…

5 Signs You Are a People Pleaser (and How to Break Free)

Do you have difficulty asserting yourself and expressing your thoughts, feelings and opinions to others? Would you say you crave validation and approval from others? People pleasers often seek approval, praise and validation from the people in their life. They base their…

Living with Worry

Ever heard of the term “destination addiction?” It’s not a true chemical or clinical addiction, rather, it’s a common cognitive trap we can all fall into. It’s the belief that once we reach a certain point, we’ll find happiness, or once we…

Rediscovering Yourself Following An Abusive Relationship

After an abusive relationship ends, whether long term or short term, it can be difficult for people to rediscover who they are and what they like. Generally speaking most relationships where abuse is present can leave the survivor of abuse unsure of…

Work-Life Balance: Setting Boundaries

It can be difficult to create balance between the many roles in our lives. Arguably the most difficult role to balance is the one that exists between our professional and personal life, especially when one’s profession and/or financial status creates the need…

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