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Creating Lasting Change in 2013

Reflect To make a change, we must gain perspective on our past. Take some time to reflect on the last year, and think about what you have learned. No doubt, there were some hard times, but what did they teach … Continue reading

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Gratitude to Boost Your Mood

We all know that focusing on things we are grateful for is a quick way to boost our moods. Yet, we rarely stop to focus on the positive, as we are so overwhelmed by day-to-day stressors. However, if you can … Continue reading

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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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Fear and Resiliency

We all have emotional baggage. Trauma, childhood wounds, teenage angst and sadness, all leave you with deep-rooted core beliefs, that you may not be aware of. These beliefs can hold you back, and give you a sense of underlying fear … Continue reading

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Addiction – Choosing the Right Path

Addictions are more common than you might think, as the brain can be addicted to a variety of things, including dieting, substances, pornography, shopping, sex, and adrenaline. There has been groundbreaking research on neuroplasticity in recent years, which shows that … 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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Meditation for Depression

Meditation is the focusing of one’s breathing and thoughts in a quiet way to expand self-awareness and consciousness. This practice can foster feelings of calmness, compassion, and reduce stress, anxiety, sadness and pain. The University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center … Continue reading

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Invest in Yourself… If You Don’t, Who Will?

I have noticed in my practice that human beings tend to not fix something until it is broken. When people come in to therapy, it’s usually because they are in crisis, their health is poor, their relationship is over, and … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Chronic Pain

I counsel many clients who live with chronic pain, which remains a mystery for many. Overcoming chronic pain, as explained by Elliot Krane in this amazing video, requires a multidisciplinary approach, including psychotherapy, medication, and occupational therapy. Nicole

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Mental Health Initiatives in Canada

In recent months, there has been so much support for mental health in Canada, an area of our well-being that has largely been ignored in the past. With Bell Media’s 10 million dollar donation to CAMH announced just a few … Continue reading

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