Forgiveness Can Be Confusing - Yaletown Counselling

Posted on Tue, Jul 31, 2012

Last week I blogged about the relationship between an apology, restitution and forgiveness.  This has sparked some interesting discussion in my practice and I thought I would follow up with a quick post about “What Forgiveness is Not.”

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Topics: Mental Health, Thriving, Forgiveness

Why is it so hard to stick “the plan” when we’re stressed?

Posted on Fri, Jul 27, 2012

Why is it so hard to stick “the plan” when we’re stressed?  Researchers from Ruhr-Universität in Germany believe they have discovered a key component for why we may fall back on on previously ingrained (sometimes negative or self-defeating) habits in spite of our desire to follow our new more highly valued goals.

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Topics: Anxiety, Goals, Stress, Depression

Depression & Anxiety: Worldwide Challenge - Yaletown Counselling

Posted on Thu, Jul 26, 2012

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Topics: Anxiety, Rumination, Stress, Depression, Courage, Mental Health

Anxiety / Butterflies before the Big Game?

Posted on Wed, Jul 25, 2012

Northwestern University researchers looked to shed light on the relationship between anxiousness and performance.  For their study, they recruited 14 swimmers and measured tension at three different points: baseline (how tense they feel in general); weekly (over a two month period during the swim season); and, pre-competition (the day before an event).  They compared these levels of tension against actual performance in competition.

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Topics: Anxiety, Being Present, Stress

Springsteen, Depression, and his road to Wellbeing

Posted on Tue, Jul 24, 2012

You’ve gotta love Bruce Springsteen!  As chronicled in The New Yorker, the Boss tells of his lengthy struggle with depression dating back to the early 1980’s, which included battling thoughts of suicide. 

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Topics: Depression, Mental Health, Thriving

Forgiveness at its Best - Yaletown Counselling

Posted on Tue, Jul 24, 2012

Making Things Right - Apology and Restitution

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Topics: Courage, Mental Health, Connection, Belonging, Forgiveness

Increasing Relationship Happiness - Couples Counselling Yaletown

Posted on Sat, Jul 21, 2012

New research out of Healthy Relationships California suggests that increases in marital satisfaction are very possible, even in couples on the verge of separation or divorce.   The group is running a significantly large study to determine the mid to long-term impact of psycho-educational counselling.

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Topics: Overwhelmed, Thriving, Connection, Couples Counselling

“Mom, I don’t know what to do - I’m bored.” - Counselling Yaletown

Posted on Thu, Jul 19, 2012

Kudos to Dr. Peggy Drexler for her terrific article Why Alone Time Is So Important for Boys And Girls submitted to the Huffington Post website, July 17, 2012.  (If you are interested in reading the full article, you can find it here -

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Topics: Being Present, Overwhelmed, Parenting

Exercise Vancouver! - Yaletown Counselling

Posted on Wed, Jul 18, 2012

Alice Park’s (@aliceparkny) article Lack of Exercise as Deadly as Smoking draws from research conducted by I-Min Lee and his colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA).

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Topics: Mental Health, Motivation, Thriving, Exercise, Lazy

What stops people from getting help? Counselling Vancouver

Posted on Fri, Jul 6, 2012


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Topics: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health, Helping Others