February 11, 2019

‘Genetics load the gun, environment pulls the trigger.’ This is a quotation from one of my favourite people, @brenebrown and is taken from a podcast that she did with @daxshepard on his podcast, @armchairexppod. The entire podcast is worth a listen if you have not alre...

December 20, 2018

What is Healthy Masculinity?

We have seen many changes in our society of late in how we are responding to #maleprivilege, #power, and the idea that ‘#boyswillbeboys.’ The terms ‘#healthymasculinity’ and ‘#toxicmasculinity’ are being thrown around more and more and it is...

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...

December 13, 2018

‘Baby, it’s cold outside...’ The lyrics of this #frankloesser song have been described as problematic by many and the @cbc pulled it. After feedback from listeners, the song was returned to rotation.

I am not posting this to state whether the lyrics are OK, if they are...

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 10, 2018

‘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 event...

November 5, 2018

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 sen...

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...

November 1, 2018

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 se...

October 28, 2018

What is Himpathy?

A pathological moral tendency to feel sorry exclusively for the alleged male perpetrator — it was too long ago; he was just a boy; it was a case of mistaken identity — while relentlessly casting suspicion upon the female accusers –  Kate Manne

One need...

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