Taking ACTION to BE Happy

By: Laura Bradley

Last week was ACT Happy Week – the idea being that conscious ACTIONS lead to chemical shifts resulting in more happiness. For added emphasis we tweaked the name of the week a bit and called it ACT (Be) Happy … Read the rest

Why Do We Love Our Dogs So Much?

By: Katrina Rose

our dogs love usBesides the fact that they are soft and cuddly, goofy, funny, smart, loyal and loving…

Dogs have cracked the code.  Dogs have an amazing ability to activate in humans the same biochemical response that enhances bonding between mothers and … Read the rest

Asking for support is a gift we give to our friendship

by: Nasreen Gulamhusein

An excerpt from the poem Friendship by David Whyte says: “…the ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement, neither of the self nor of the other, the ultimate touchstone is witness, the privilege of having been seen by Read the rest

To-Do Lists and Self-Care — Yes, They Can Co-Exist!

By: Nasreen Gulamhusein

To Do Lists and Self-CareOne of the kindest acts of self-care you can practice is to set yourself up for success.  There are so many little ways to do this.

For example, when writing out a to-do list for the day, a task-list … Read the rest

Am I Worth Having the Life I Want? The Importance of Building Our Self-Esteem

By: Kevin Rose

building self-esteemCan I build my self-esteem?  That’s a question I get asked often as a therapist.  But what is self-esteem and how come we focus on it in therapy?

From Wikipedia: self esteem reflects a person’s overall subjective emotional evaluation Read the rest

How to Get the Most Out of Therapy

7 Ways You Can Contribute to the Success of Your Counselling Journey

by: Nasreen Gulamhusein

Life’s been a struggle lately and you’ve made the decision to move forward with the help and support of a counsellor.  Maybe you are brand new to … Read the rest

Tis the Season for Self Care

By: Jennifer Harder

self-care-ps-950-wI wanted to write and address that December and January is a time of year that can be very trying for some people. Myself included.

With December, the holidays come up and anxiety can build around family or lack … Read the rest

5 Healthy Strategies for Surviving the Holidays

By: Julie Hughes

holiday-care-950-bWe all know that the Holidays can be a stressful time of year. For some it’s having the whole family around which can bring up old family dynamics and other stressors, for others it can be having the kids … Read the rest

True Intimacy

A guide to discussing sex and sexuality with your significant other

by: Laura Bradley

True Intimacy discussing sex and sexuality with your partnerTrue intimacy is about getting to know and understand someone deeply. Learning about who our partner is sexually is part of that.

Our past experiences around sex contribute … Read the rest

Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life

By: Kevin Rose

“Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” is a highly-recommended workbook written by Steven C. Hayes and Spencer Smith. It’s also a helpful phrase to remember and remind us all to … Read the rest