August 13, 2018

Surviving pain is exhausting and overwhelming. To heal following grief, trauma and hurt we need to take action. To start you can follow the 7 Simple Steps I explained above. For quick review they are: 1. Accept the Idea of Time Being Variable 2. Identify Your Pain 3. D...

July 19, 2017

There is something about the impending death of a loved one that is especially difficult to deal with. My grandfather has been in a care home for six years and over the last few months his health has steadily declined. This morning we received a call that he had a mass...

July 13, 2017

As times change so do the way services are provided. This can be said for counselling and therapeutic services. Most people in society are consuming online information at rates never seen before which requires counsellors, especially new ones, to adapt in an effort to...

July 8, 2017

"How can we help?" A question asked during times of need. This is evident over the last few days as British Columbia has reached a provincial state of emergency resulting from numerous (at last check it was 171) catastrophic wildfires.

I am not a professional in wi...

July 5, 2017

*Although the topic of this post is intended to be about athletic teams, many comparisons can be drawn with workplace teams.

Have you ever watched a team that, on paper, shouldn’t be great but finds a way to succeed? What about the opposite: stacked teams who underperfo...

July 1, 2017

Summer is here!

That means no more school lunches and a lot more fun in the sun. For all the parents out there, it also means quite a bit more, “I’m bored!” Although I’m not a proponent of constantly entertaining my children, I thought I'd come up with a list of fun su...

June 29, 2017

Netflix is the center of controversy once again. Not long ago the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, thrust the streaming service into the mental health spotlight as the series covered the issue of teen suicide. Recently, Netflix released the trailer for a film called, To...