July 19, 2018

Writing to and about David in a repetitive way was cathartic. I never thought about why I did such a thing. Journaling had always come natural to me; I’d been doing it since I was 7 or 8 years old.

I’ve journaled, written and re-written the same story countless times in...

July 12, 2018

Grief is a unique experience. Everyone walks the journey a little different than everyone else. No two experiences are identical.

There are similaritieswith most common being the grievers search. It’s not to forget. It’s not to move on. It’s not even to have the pain go...

June 14, 2018

I’ve learned a lot about grief, loss and mourning since 2012.

One such thing is the importance of saying goodbye in a formalized way. Memorials, funerals, celebrations of life or a private reading of a letter near a lake, are all ways this can be accomplished.

I’ve also...

May 25, 2018

Can you imagine a time when you were given something and you almost couldn’t believe that this new, to you, thing was yours?

The mixture of surprise and delight.

You might even stow that thing away for safekeeping so nobody would know where it was stashed. Just for your...

May 17, 2018

  

Imagine my heart in my hands for you to see. Held out publicly for your inspection. I’m sure you can gather the level of vulnerability that would require. The trust I’d need to place in you to lay so bare, my hurt, in your presence.

So we need to make a deal at t...

May 10, 2018

There’s something captivating about the New Year. Maybe it’s the prospect of leaving behind the old, negative or undesirable aspects of life. Perhaps it’s the chance to start afresh with new goals and new beginnings. It might simply be the sense of surviving another ye...

January 29, 2018

Do you find your list never gets completed and you feel overwhelmed and unfulfilled?

Watch this segment of Wellness Wednesday and get some Tips on How to Get the Most Out of Your Day!

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...

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 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...

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