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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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No Excuses! Daily Exercise to Prevent and Treat Mental Illness

No Excuses! Daily Exercise to Prevent and Treat Mental Illness

We know exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain health overall and long term. We also know that daily exercise is more effective than antidepressants for treatment of mild to moderate depression and other mental illness. Now another study has released results […]

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Stop trying to please everyone. Some people just hate peaches.

Stop trying to please everyone. Some people just hate peaches.

  “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” We can work on being the best versions of ourselves in this life in all the areas that are important to us and still that won’t […]

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Modelling Healthy Relationships. Who’s watching?

Modelling Healthy Relationships. Who’s watching?

I often talk about how we are in relationships with others and that’s really a generic term to refer to all connections with other people but today I’m talking about romantic relationships and partnerships and the importance of modelling healthy ones. Certainly for our own happiness we […]

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Stop Walking on Eggshells and Use Your Voice

Stop Walking on Eggshells and Use Your Voice

A common communication habit that we get into is walking on eggshells. This sense that we have to hold back or suppress what we want to say because we worry about another person’s reactions. It’s a way to avoid conflict and also a way to try and […]

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The Right to Fight. Egos and Apologies

The Right to Fight. Egos and Apologies

Ego. It is one piece of our identity that can be great. It can house our confidence and be self-affirming, it can increase our motivation and drive, it promotes the best of us to ourselves and to others. It does have purpose in our lives. But the ego […]

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What’s In It For Me? The Taboo Question You Should Be Asking.

What’s In It For Me? The Taboo Question You Should Be Asking.

What’s In It For Me? It’s the question in relationships we’re told not to ask. We’re typically more encouraged to be givers than receivers and if we focus on our own wants or needs we are scolded for being selfish. While there’s certainly a time and place […]

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It’s Just Activation. Molehills, not Mountains.

It’s Just Activation. Molehills, not Mountains.

So there I was – vibrating at the front of the room like a nervous mouse… except that I wasn’t nervous at all. Sometimes your body just does stuff. Here’s why and how to put it into perspective. Sometimes in our desire to understand experiences by labelling them or […]

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Sleep – the Great Regulator

Sleep – the Great Regulator

If there was super power for the nervous system, it would be called Sleep…the Great Regulator. I’m sure it would smell like lavender and wear a soft cape in the dark. Sleep is unparalleled as being the great regulator of our nervous system – helping our body […]

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