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...

June 28, 2017

I am sure most people have heard emotions being spoken about metaphorically as a liquid in some sort of vessel. For example, we hear people saying they are filling their cup or bucket when doing something for themselves or another to increase happiness or in doing a go...

June 27, 2017

Walking therapy. Sounds odd, doesn’t it? You are talking to a counsellor and walking in public. About your problems! What if people see you? What if you run into someone you know?

Seeking help from a mental health provider has long been stigmatized. People fear adm...

June 26, 2017

If you have been following along with the career planning series you should have a general overview and some insight into the first two steps of the process. In this final post of the series let's touch on the final three steps of the process: research, decisions, and...

June 24, 2017

In part one of the career planning series I listed five steps as an overview of the process. It is my intention to highlight the importance of steps one and two of that list by further explaining and expanding on them.

During career workshop presentations I noticed many...

June 23, 2017

When I worked in the university counselling department during my practicum, I was in charge of facilitating a workshop on Career Planning. There is a tonne of information to weed through on the topic and I mulled over a way to succinctly convey what I covered in that p...

June 21, 2017

I'm celebrating the halfway point of my 30 day blogging challenge by creating a list of things, some of which I've already blogged about, that can benefit your mental health. 

1. Take care of yourself

A. Eat nutritious food and drink plenty of water

Make sure you eat...

June 20, 2017

Yesterday I wrote about being present as a way to find a more nuanced fulfilment in life. I thought I would expand on that today by discussing our ability to find presence through gratitude.

I learned how to do this through a women’s group I attended. We were...

June 19, 2017

It’s Monday and I will let you in on a little secret: I’m not really a Monday person. Weekly, I anticipate Friday to spend time with family, friends and fun activities. I do countdowns in my head or on social media. What I have found, though, is that I spend a lot of t...

June 16, 2017

If you have a youth in your life that has access to Netflix, they may be amongst a growing group of kids binge watching a series called 13 Reasons Why, which is based on a young adult novel of the same name.

If you haven’t watched it, it’s about a 17 year-old highschool...

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