To really understand why progress is more important than perfection. I think first we need to understand that progress is more important than outcome. I learned about this importance from a 12 year old client of mine a few years ago. She came to me because her mother was concerned about how her daughter was handling stress at school and really wanted her to feel supported and be proactive if there was anything that would cause distress. When I sat down with her, I asked her w
‘I want love to … stick a knife inside me and twist it all around’ The above lyric is from a #JackWhite song titled, ‘Love Interruption.’ If you have not heard it, do yourself a favour and go check it out; dark, bluesy, moving, and catchy. The following touches on events in the news recently and is taken from various news outlets for the facts. I have done my best to capture them as accurately as possible. Recently, White played a concert where a woman named #AllysonMacIvor e
Listen to Understand, Not to Respond One of the main issues that individuals and couples seek counselling for is #communication. This word encompasses so much and, by virtue of its definition, requires more than one person. To have effective communication, we need a sender and a receiver, and each individual plays a crucial role. I recall a time years ago when I was teaching English in Seoul, South Korea. I had only been in the country a short amount of time and knew very lit
The 5 by 5 Rule ‘If it won’t matter in 5 years, do not spend more than 5 minutes worrying about it’ This was shared at an event I co-facilitated with Juliann from @empathiccounselling in conjunction with @nextgenmen in September that focused on #stress. Juliann Rasanayagam, the presenter that evening, shared the above rule with the group and it widely impacted those in attendance. Let’s take a deeper look at how to apply this rule, shall we? Imagine that you are running ten m
I have always enjoyed this #quote.
As a young man, I used to really experience#anxiety about life and not being enough, doing things right, being good, etc. I still have moments where these feelings sneak in at times now.
I recall sitting in my very first #therapy session as a student #counsellor
It was with a woman that was in treatment with #breastcancer that was quite serious. I was sitting there in the room with her (with my faux hawk) and holding space for her to s