New Year's Resolutions 2.0 (Yaletown Counselling)

Posted on Fri, Jan 4, 2013

What a great time of year!  Not only to reflect upon what was, but also to dream and plan what could be.  As much as they are maligned, New Year’s Resolutions are not destined to fail – a few simple guidelines may make all the difference.

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Topics: Motivation, Thriving, Change

We all need a break! (Yaletown Counselling)

Posted on Thu, Jan 3, 2013
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Topics: Anxiety, Being Present, Stress, Depression, Mental Health, Thriving, Exercise, Health

Want to feel (a lot) better?!?! Yaletown Counselling Vancouver

Posted on Thu, Oct 25, 2012

Dr. Martin Seligman’s prescription to feeling better (a lot better!) is an exercise called the Gratitude Visit.  As taken from his book Flourish, here is what he recommends:

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Topics: Being Present, Depression, Mental Health, Counselling Tips, Thriving, Connection, Belonging

Why is it so hard to understand your teen? - Yaletown Counselling

Posted on Thu, Oct 18, 2012


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Topics: Belonging, Parenting

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