Hi there! Welcome back to the blog! As Valentine’s Day is soon approaching, we may find ourselves spending more time contemplating what love is and how it fits in our lives. Apart from delicious heart-shaped candies, frilly decorations, and all the niceties we are so accustomed to, love can be viewed as the main method of survival. In contrast to other animals in the animal kingdom, humans are pretty unremarkable in terms of physical strength, therefore in order to survive we
Welcome back to the blog! Given that our blog day coincides with Bell Canada’s national Let’s Talk day, this is a great opportunity to shed a light on the importance of mental health. While we do not need a major telecommunications provider to tell us that mental health is a significant aspect of our well-being and that we should be kind to ourselves and others, the extensive coverage this campaign receives will hopefully normalize bringing up mental health concerns. With all
Hello! Happy New Year! Welcome back to the blog! You made it to a new decade, congratulations! The holiday season is usually marked by family gatherings, which come with their own set of challenges depending on varying factors. While some families spend an overall neutral and pleasant time, the majority of family gatherings feature at least one negative experience. Some families experience the holidays while grieving the loss of a loved one, others may have had to re-live tra
Last week we discussed one of the most common instances of situational anxiety: Performance anxiety. While this might continue to be relevant to some due to the standard North American academic exam season, this week we will shift focus to the season of giving. In this multi-part series, we will begin to unpack the idea of when does giving become too much. This week, we will briefly explore the notion personal capacity in terms of mental and emotional wellness. A brief self-c
I often get asked “what is therapy anyway?” when I mention that I am a psychotherapist. There are many preconceived notions ranging from “do you just prescribe a bunch of pills?” to “so people come to your office, lay down on a chaise longue, and you analyze their dreams?”- or my personal favourite “can you read my mind?!?!?”. The answer is to all of the above is a resounding no (although I wish the latter option was feasible). While the concept of dream analysis has existed
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