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Are You Receiving Love Fully?

Are You Receiving Love Fully?

I don’t often talk about love in the romantic sense. People get weird about it. But I am talking about love in every sense of the word…including the romantic sense. The healing and transformative nature of being able to receive love fully in particular. Kids are good […]

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Three Ways to Revolutionize Your Resolutions

Three Ways to Revolutionize Your Resolutions

There are lots of reasons why people fail at their New Year’s resolutions. Some say it’s that we set unrealistic goals that are impossible to achieve in a year. Others say that we set goals that are too small. I think both can be true but I […]

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Four Steps to Releasing What Holds You Back

Four Steps to Releasing What Holds You Back

  What hold us back from living the life we want or achieving the goals we have in mind is usually not others or circumstances, but what we allow to hold us back in ourselves. How can you release what’s holding you back as you move into […]

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Shame on You! Using Parental Guilt to Change and Be Better.

Shame on You! Using Parental Guilt to Change and Be Better.

Working with children and teens for the past few years, without exception the issue has been that their parents are screwing up. Their parents are screwing up in the way they are living – in front of them or behind their backs. Often through divorce or separation […]

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Ways to Make The Holiday Season Something You Look Forward To

Ways to Make The Holiday Season Something You Look Forward To

My favourite time of the year. For so many reasons. Reflection, Gratitude, Learning, Goal Setting. I love the whole process and this is a natural time of year to get it. The holidays are not great for everyone though. Our losses seem more profound during the holidays. […]

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Five Ways to Manage Guilt and Shame

Five Ways to Manage Guilt and Shame

Like thieves in the night – plotting to steal your joy, these two emotions hold hands like depression and anxiety and often show up to sabotage your progress. Like depression and anxiety these are normal and necessary human emotions but like most uncomfortable emotions, they need to be […]

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Motivated by Pain, Pleasure or Sheer Will

Motivated by Pain, Pleasure or Sheer Will

Why is it so hard for people to make changes in their lives? Not just to success by reaching a goal, but to even just start change. Most people don’t come into therapy until they are miserable to a level that they can no longer bear. Once […]

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Holiday Triggers Can Cause Relationship Damage

Holiday Triggers Can Cause Relationship Damage

A year ago on this American Thanksgiving my family and I faced an intentional act of evil from someone close to us that makes this a bit of a “traumaversary.” Consciously it’s behind us and I won the battle and the war, but as with any trauma […]

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I See You. Creating Authentic Relationships

I See You. Creating Authentic Relationships

Finding people you can resonate with. Being seen. That someone gets you and knows you accurately. This is what we’re all seeking. And because it’s so rare, we often settle for less or try to “sell” ourselves to others in hopes that they will “get” us. The […]

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A Better Treatment Approach to Treating Depression and Anxiety

A Better Treatment Approach to Treating Depression and Anxiety

I am not anti-medication for psychiatric conditions, but I am an advocate for many proven individual and combination non-prescription drug based therapies for treating these conditions. I also believe that there is a lack of information in the medical community about alternatives and that a more inclusive […]

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