December 17, 2018

'Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong' - Mahatma Ghandi.

Forgiveness is one of the most powerful choices that a person can make. I say choice because it truly is something that each person must choose to do or not to do. We are confronted with moments to choose fo...

November 24, 2018

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 wa...

November 1, 2018

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 Rasanayag...

October 23, 2018

 photo credit - @djpulsemuscat

Being #proactive is something that I speak to in a majority of my #counselling sessions. So much of our #anxiety can be mitigated by being proactive as opposed to waiting and being reactive to the ‘what if’ questions that may come. Those ‘...

September 14, 2018

How to support someone who is suicidal. Learn what to say, what to ask and how the professionals approach a person who is having suicidal thoughts.

I am looking for coping skills…

This is something that I have heard quite often in my work with people when they tell me they are experiencing either symptoms of anxiety or depression. Truth is, there are almost as many ways to cope with these negative feelings as there...

Choosing a therapist can feel overwhelming and the need to research interventions and modalities to understand which one is best. Then, find a therapist using that modality who is someone you are comfortable to open up to  for an hour at a time to ‘get better.’


Mindfulness is not a new practice, but it has gained popularity in the last several years. The deliberate practice of mindfulness has become increasingly important as our lives shift away from being present in the moment to one where we are constantly, and consistently...

February 27, 2018

Therapy and Vulnerability: Why We Avoid Both and Why We Shouldn’t

Read Time – ~4 minutes

We spend time, energy, and money on our physical health, appearance, eating well, and our fitness, but when it comes to our mental well-being, why are we more reluctant? It is an int...

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