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Understanding the Brain and Your Relationship

Did you know that the first 8 weeks after conception, an embryo’s brain is always female? After 8 weeks, the embryo either continues to develop as a female, or there may be a huge testosterone surge to become male. If … 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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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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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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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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Are You in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship?

Physical abuse in relationships is easy to define. If you are being slapped, punched, kicked, or physically harmed in any way, it is important to seek help and escape from the relationship. This should involve support and protection from family, … 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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Behavioural Activation

Behavioural activation is a therapeutic technique that stimulates motivation, by way of action. Action is the first step, and motivation follows. Depressed individuals can become lethargic, fatigued, and apathetic. They lack interest and motivation to do the things they once … 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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