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Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion

Have a look at this great Ted Talk where Kristen Neff eloquently reminds us that being kind to ourselves is not the route to chaos and laziness but rather the route to higher self-confidence. As we move away from self-judgement … Continue reading

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A great video about loneliness

Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid – Guy Winch

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When is Your Cupcake Good Enough? Self Esteem and Self-Talk

A common theme in my work is helping clients work through the anxiety that comes from setting standards for themselves that are impossible to reach and then feeling disappointed that they are never doing enough. As you can no doubt … Continue reading

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Changing Your Personal Stories Changes Your Life

I tell my clients all the time that the lives we experience are a result of the stories we tell ourselves about our lives. For example, if I worry about my weight and beat myself up about not being slim … Continue reading

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PBS: The Buddha

Once upon a time I looked up the definition of Buddhism and came upon this video (link below), a documentary about the life of Buddha and principles of Buddhism. It is a lovely description of a complex subject, yet not … Continue reading

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Victoria BC Local Artist Terri Heal

This local artist happens to be my sister and I think she is amazing for many reasons including being an incredibly loving sister, funny, creative, and aesthetically gifted but she has truly surprised me in the last few years with … Continue reading

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ADD, ADHD or Vision Problem: Convergence Insufficiency Highlighted

Below is some fascinating reading about the surprisingly high frequency of ADD/ADHD misdiagnosis. If you (that’s right, adults may be misdiagnosed as well) or your child are struggling with reading, learning, school or work tasks, school or work relationships, you … Continue reading

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Live Cumbia performance in Victoria BC

Come down and check out the live Cumbia performance tonight at Rutledge Park in Victoria BC. The park is at the corner of Inverness and Cloverdale. The performance is from six to 8 o’clock. Bring a blanket or chair and … Continue reading

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Simple Ideas for Eating to Improve Your Mental Health

Nutrition is always a topic that comes up when working with clients who are trying to “feel better”. What we eat plays such a large role in our over-all health including our mood and ability to think clearly, which leads … Continue reading

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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

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