Category Archives: All lifestyles
Addiction: What causes addiction and what promotes recovery
Here is a great short video explaining the mechanisms of addiction and recovery. Very to the point. I just love it. Thanks for another informative video Gabor Mate. Gabor Mate: What is addiction
Vulnerability: From Brene Brown’s Ted Talk to Daily Life
I have found when working with people from a variety of backgrounds that so many common themes become apparent in regards to human suffering. That is to say, that regardless of the differences in culture, gender or a myriad of … Continue reading
What is Normal?
My clients often ask me, in various ways, am I normal? Is this behaviour normal? It seems to be one of people’s greatest fears, not being “normal”. Why do we want to be normal? What is normal anyway? When my … Continue reading
Personal Power and Body Language
Have you ever considered the relationship between what you do and how you feel, between your actions and your emotions? For example, it has always amazed me that when I am feeling good, energized or confident how I also tend … Continue reading
Healthy Breakfasts Lead to Improved Mood
A healthy breakfast gets our brain and body started for the day which usually leads to higher productivity and a feeling of accomplishment. Give your body what it needs to do its job and you will be working against depression … Continue reading
10 things no one tells women about turning 40: self-esteem and getting older
Below is a great link to a thought-provoking piece on getting older and wiser and, in particular how your self-esteem tends to grow naturally through this experience. I have found that getting older, a.k.a., having more life experience/learning, has led … Continue reading
Complications of Eating Disorders – Symptoms You May Never Have Imagined
In Victoria BC where I have my private practice we have hundreds of counsellors who advertise a specialty in eating disorders. There is a great demand for support in this area. One of the more interesting phenomena that I observe … Continue reading
Eating Disorders: Who is at Risk?
Eating Disorders 1) Who is at Risk? Recently I was asked who I find are the most common people to experience eating disorders. In my practice I see people from all walks of life that are experiencing a dysfunctional focus … Continue reading
Getting Comfortable with Being Alone: Is your own company really that bad?
My sister sent me this link today… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7X7sZzSXYs&feature=youtu.be (4 and a half mins long) and it really resonated with me.It is a video poem created by Andrea Dorfman that talks about getting more comfortable with being alone. Its worth watching more … Continue reading
Coming Back From Depression and Anxiety
Depression and anxiety can haunt any of us but learning new life skills can permanently help you move through difficult life situations in a healthy way as quickly as possible. Do not let lack a of knowledge and awareness hold … Continue reading