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Depression and the inner critic

Do you feel like you should be in a better place in your life? Lots of people feel like their life doesn’t measure up to where they want to be. Some people believe that they’re underachieving if they don’t own … 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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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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It’s time for a social media detox

Research has shown that the more time you spend on Facebook – browsing photos of an acquaintance’s recent trip, an old friend’s wedding or an ex-boyfriend’s new baby – the more likely you are to compare yourself to your Facebook … 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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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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4 ways to get through the cold winter months

Well, it looks like it’s that time again. It’s getting colder. It’s getting darker. Time to find your big winter jacket and boots. Most of us dread this part of the year. Here are some tips that will help you get … Continue reading

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Does your teen have an attitude problem or are they depressed?

In my experience as a psychotherapist working with adolescents who suffer from depression, I’ve noticed that parents usually don’t identify their teen as depressed. Parents will often come into therapy and say they have a child who is defiant and has … Continue reading

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6 reasons to see a therapist

If you feel unhappy and stuck in your life, it’s time for change. The benefit of therapy is that it helps you stop being on autopilot, tune into your life and get clear on the things that are holding you … Continue reading

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Moody, sleep-deprived or depressed? Why teens need more sleep

  As we’re nearing the end of Mental Health Week, I want to bring some attention to the critical relationship between depression and sleep, particularly in teens. I also spoke about this issue for Mental Health Week on Global News. … Continue reading

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