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Embracing all of you

Accepting yourself fully – at your best, at your worst and everywhere in between – can lead you towards better self-love. That said, it’s not easy to let go of self-judgment and embrace all of the parts of us that … Continue reading

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3 things to do the week of your wedding

Most people envision the week of their wedding as a really happy time, but feeling stressed out about the big day can overtake some of the excitement. To let go of stress and enjoy the experience, take the days before … Continue reading

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3 things you can do to feel happier

I’ve written a book, 52 Ways to Beat Depression Naturally, on how to overcome depression and anxiety without the use of pharmaceutical drugs. Recently, I went to a psychopharmacology course and the research is in – there are a few … Continue reading

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Help with panic attacks

Have you ever had a panic attack? Panic attacks only last about five minutes, but the physical symptoms can feel extremely intense. Because of the intensity, panic attacks are often mistaken for heart attacks. Though panic attacks are short-lived, a … Continue reading

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How trauma changes us

Trauma has the capacity to change you. Most of us have experienced a trauma that has reshaped us in some way. Anything that causes us extreme distress, emotionally and psychologically, is trauma. Trauma has a lot to do with loss. … Continue reading

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New moms need support after birth

Having a baby is a true miracle and often an extremely happy time. However, people don’t talk about how giving birth can be physically and emotionally traumatic for the mother, not to mention exhausting. It can be difficult because the … Continue reading

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How to deal with a bully at work

A lot of my clients ask how to handle a person who is difficult to deal with at work. Work is a second home for many of us, where we spend most of our time. We don’t get to choose … Continue reading

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What is cognitive behavioural therapy?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) focuses on three things to help people feel better: their thoughts and beliefs (about themselves, the world and others), their behaviours and their environment. Basically, self-talk impacts our mood. The good news is that you can … Continue reading

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It’s not about the towels

In a recent radio interview, I spoke with a couple about a very common topic couples argue about: household chores. This couple had been in a fight over whether their towels needed to be cleaned. Although arguments like this might … Continue reading

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You are not your friend

I know what it’s like to fall into the vicious cycle of negative thinking. There was one night when I couldn’t sleep and kept waking up throughout the night because my mind was racing with negative thoughts. I woke again … Continue reading

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