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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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3 Ways to Conquer Self Sacrifice and the Martyr Mindset to Find Happiness

3 Ways to Conquer Self Sacrifice and the Martyr Mindset to Find Happiness

We know that the glorification of busy is unhealthy and annoying. We know that constant self sacrifice and other passive aggressive behaviour we use to highlight how much we give and how little we get back is obnoxious. But we do it anyway. Have you noticed yourself […]

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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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The Only Way Out, Is Through

The Only Way Out, Is Through

  Everyone goes through struggles and difficult times. Most people are aware of people that care about them that are around to support them. When time goes on and you don’t feel better, it’s a good time to look at professional support. Sometimes getting support and therapy […]

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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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