Archive for the Health Category

30 Days to Happiness. How to Live Longer and Feel Better.

30 Days to Happiness. How to Live Longer and Feel Better.

My social media has been riddled with many recent research reports on the topic of happiness. Not just the state of happiness, how to achieve it and keep it, but also the impact of happiness on our minds and our bodies. Happiness is essential, not optional and […]

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Three Areas We Shrink In Our Lives and How to Reclaim Them

Three Areas We Shrink In Our Lives and How to Reclaim Them

As we get older, adulting – being focused on following the path of expectations, school, career, marriage and/or family – can cause us to shrink. We take the vision and energy and excitement we had for our lives when we were young and narrow it to be […]

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How to Spot a Liar? Stop Trying.

How to Spot a Liar?  Stop Trying.

How to Spot a Liar. 10 ways to tell if someone is lying based on psychology, neuroscience, or the latest social science paper of the week. We see these lists all the time. We want to be super sleuths or at least have Wonder Woman’s lasso of truth to […]

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3 Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Boundaries

3 Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Boundaries

Boundaries – the word has become such a buzz word in therapy and in relationships in general. I think it’s cool that it’s being talked about and becoming an important part of discussions. I used to be terrible at setting boundaries. I lacked the confidence to be […]

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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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