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Women: Take responsibility for your choices!

It’s time to stop putting the onus on the man to change. Let me preface this by stating that I don’t mean to be gender biased, but I do find that some women bring their men to therapy as a means … Continue reading

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Are you sitting on the fence? Why you shouldn’t play the waiting game

When you’re sitting on the fence in a relationship, it’s the most painful place to be. It’s a place of waiting for something to happen, or for some motivation to make a choice between staying and leaving. You feel lonely, … Continue reading

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Are you guilty of self-sabotage?

At the start of a new relationship, we don’t trust that we will be different this time. It’s like we don’t think we can change even though we spend hundreds, sometimes thousands, on therapy, coaching, self-help and self-improvement books. If … Continue reading

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Embrace Your Role

Love is three things: acceptance, understanding and tolerance of who your partner is. During my couple’s counselling sessions, often one partner complains about the other. Most often, the partner who complains tries to turn the other into a reflection of … Continue reading

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How do you reject yourself?

Many of us pretend to be something we’re not. Each one of us feels, to some extent, that we are not worthy or good enough or not lovable. We tend to hide these aspects of ourselves because we judge them … Continue reading

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The Power Of Our Words

Language is the only thing that sets us apart from other species on the planet. We use it to speak to each other and to communicate with ourselves. We tend to see ourselves in a certain way. When we wake … Continue reading

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Re-Parenting Your Childhood

Most of us have unmet needs and insecurities. When we were kids, whether or not we had loving parents, we had needs that were not met. Whether our parents were either too busy or we were part of a big … Continue reading

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Admit Your Mistakes

Admitting our mistakes gives us a chance to be vulnerable. A professor that I know, who is a perfectionist, recently was sharing with me that the other day during a lecture a student asked her a question and she didn’t … 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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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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