Category Archives: Mood Boost

Let Go… and Cry!

Many people have a difficult time crying. A lot of my clients fear that if they start crying, they won’t be able to stop. Instead of crying, they bottle up their emotions, with no outlet. Crying accompanies many emotions; anger, … Continue reading

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Acupuncture for Depression

Many people seek alternatives to anti-depressants for the treatment of depression. Western medicine relies on psychotherapy and anti-depressants to overcome depression, while traditional Chinese medicine views emotions as connected to the physical body, and vice versa. The aim of Chinese … Continue reading

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Are You A Workaholic?

Do you find yourself thinking more about your “to do” list than your social or family life? This is just one sign of workaholism. Other signs include working after hours, on weekends or through your lunch break, feeling guilty or … Continue reading

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Father’s Day and The 5 Love Languages

In a previous post, I discussed the 5 Love Languages, and how to communicate your love for your partner, in the way that they want to receive it. However, the love languages can apply to many close relationships. For Father’s … Continue reading

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What is Your Legacy?

I encourage you to take a moment to think about what your life story would say. In the end, our existence on this earth is short. Answer a few questions for yourself: What matters to you? What kind of imprint … Continue reading

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This Too Shall Pass

Our mood is an ever-changing entity. It will continue to change throughout our lifetime, based on a variety of factors. When you are depressed, you can often feel as if you are in a dark tunnel, with no light at … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Week – Live the Life You Want

A lot of people have access to benefits through their workplace, but may not take advantage of having them. If you take a closer look at your benefits package, you may find that psychological services are covered. If you are … Continue reading

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Want Happiness? Start Smiling!

The emotional part of your brain sends signals to your facial muscles, so that your expression can reflect the way you feel. This process can also work in another way, so that the expression on your face stimulates an emotional … Continue reading

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Therapy that’s a Walk in the Park

Throughout the warmer months of the year, I offer a special type of therapy session, where my client and I take a walk on the Toronto Lakeshore. As long as the weather permits, we can spend an hour in a … Continue reading

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Fire the Negative Voice in Your Head

Each one of us is made up of many parts. We have the critical part, the anxious part, the guilt-ridden part, and hopefully, the positive and encouraging part. Clients often ask me how to get rid of that negative voice … Continue reading

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