February 15, 2018

Not long after we set resolutions and goals, we can experience a let down. This typically occurs when our willpower begins to fade. How do we overcome this and stick to the plans we've set out? 

Watch this short video and learn how to Harness Your Willpower.  Make sure to stick around until the end to get a juicy freebie.

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!

January 5, 2018

After a friend of mine introduced me to the mantra, "Begin all things with Gratitude," I thought there was no better way to start a new year than with gratitude as the focus. 

There is nothing more attached to the new year as resolutions. I invite you to watch the video below to explore working from a place of gratitude. 

Delve into setting goals rather than resolutions (which are more statements than a plan or guide). Set your...

October 20, 2017

It seems that many sad, overwhelming, tragic and traumatizing events have occurred recently. I think I can speak for a lot of people who are being caught off guard by the meaningful impact of these occurrences on their lives. Some examples include, the Vegas shooting massacre, the Harvey Weinsteen sexual assault charges and Canada lost a music icon and legend, Gord Downie.

Social media and the internet have brought news to us...

August 18, 2017

As everyone is aware, the political climate in the United States is boiling over. There have been shocking events, most notably, relating to race, religion and immigration. I feel this sense of tension and an impending eruption. Unfortunately, it will probably get worse before it gets better. As an adult, it scares me sometimes. That has got me thinking about the impact of scary and jarring events on our children, especially t...

August 9, 2017

Mindfulness has become a mental health buzzword that sometimes gets a bad rap. I will be honest, when I first began my masters in counselling, I was skeptical about mindfulness, mostly because I was unaware of what it was. I was super resistant and thought it was hokey. However, I was regularly invited to join in on mindfulness exercises and would often participate only so I wasn’t bored or left out. Over time and with practic...

August 2, 2017

As some of you might know, I took a small break from my business over the last few weeks of July. My grandfather, who was 90 years old, unexpectedly fell ill while I was on vacation in Osoyoos where he lived. I took my vacation time to spend with my grandpa. For a week, me and my cousin, Christina, took the night shift and sat vigil by his bed from 10pm to 4:30 am. On various nights we were joined by my siblings and my husband...

July 6, 2017

Most of us have heard of the winter blues but have you heard of summer depression? You might be asking yourself, "What’s that about?" Even though the weather is warm and a lot of us feel better in the summer, there are groups of people who don’t feel this way. In fact, for some, summer is the most difficult time of year.

Let’s discuss a few reasons why summer depression comes about.

1. It’s hot!

Increased heat and humidity leads...

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 good deed. Such as when teachers have a bucket where children can fill it by doing tasks in the school that are helpful, kind or generous. You also hear of people...

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 highschooler, Hannah Baker, who commits suicide after recording audio tapes that she leaves behind for 13 people. These individuals are labeled by Hannah as playing a part...

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The 7 Simple Steps to Healing Following Grief, Trauma and Hurt, Even if You’ve Been Burying, Avoiding or Numbing the Pain

August 13, 2018

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