MY BLOG

 

Here you will find conversations on topics that matter; nutrition, stress, sleep, relationships, movement and my favourite topic, habits.

What Type of Self-Critic Are You?

What Type of Self-Critic Are You?

As a therapist I see a lot of people who are self-critical. Throughout the years I've come to identify two types of self critics. There is no literature that I could find describing the two types, so I simply dubbed these types as overt self-critics and covert...

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How I Used Atomic Habits in My Own Life

How I Used Atomic Habits in My Own Life

Realizing that most of my clients have some habits that they are proud of and others that they hate, I became more and more curious over the years. Habit formation/change is a big deal and I was interested in learning about the research that’s been done on it. I...

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How to Repair After an Affair

How to Repair After an Affair

Hopefully none of you will need to use this information, but for those couples who do, please keep reading. As a Gottman Level 3 trained therapist, I know a lot about what makes marriages work and what does not. I understand how couples distance themselves and how...

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Stop Telling Yourself Lies

Stop Telling Yourself Lies

The lie I have been telling myself for a long time is, “I love to cook’. Truth be told… I HATE COOKING. There you have it. Black and white, dead honest. I have been seemingly torturing myself for years, trying to convince myself I do like to cook. But gosh, it feels...

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Steps to Bring More Joy in Your Life

Steps to Bring More Joy in Your Life

The formula to bring more joy in your life is super simple. Here it is. Move away from things that cause you distaste and do more things that bring you joy. How is that for some mind-blowing insight? As you can see, you don’t need a PhD to figure this out. So why do...

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Stop Making it So Personal

Stop Making it So Personal

I don’t normally plan my posts. When I allow my mind to wander, it plans my posts for me. The title ‘stop making it so personal’ is what that voice in my head often speaks to me, both on a personal level and for all the complainers around me. Hey, not to say I too can...

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Why do we stay stuck?

Why do we stay stuck?

With a new year shortly around the corner I think a lot of us like the idea of starting anew or approaching the year with a fresh start. I felt it would be appropriate to write about ‘getting out of a rut’ and building new habits in 2022.  First, a little note about...

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The Best Ways of Releasing Trauma

The Best Ways of Releasing Trauma

I recently read one in five Americans have experienced some degree of sexual abuse as a child. Even as a therapist, that statistic shocked me. Yet, even though sexual abuse is more common than we want to realize, it is by far only one of many forms of trauma...

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Dotting the i’s – Monthly Newsletters

Power of Self-Determination – November 2020 Newsletter | December 11, 2020 | Read more

Meet Anna Hunter and Luke Palka | October 2, 2020 | Read more

I believed in myself | September 3, 2020 | Read more

Happy Terry Fox Day | August 3, 2020 | Read more

Jardins St-Léon Gardens | July 4, 2020 | Read more

Interview with the de Luca family from Winnipeg and all about EVOO | May 7, 2020 | Read here

Meet Lia Anderson and all about Green Tea | April 7, 2020 | Read here

 

General Newsletters

Functional Medicine | March 5, 2021 | Read more

Ask me Anything | March 2, 2021 | Read more

Ask me Anything | February 9, 2021 | Read more

Ask me Anything | January 22, 2021 | Read more

Just a quick update | January 15, 2021 | Read more

Happy New Year | January 1, 2021 | Read more

Happy Holidays | December 24, 2020 | Read more

Happy Canada Day | July 1, 2020 | Read more

Opt-in/out for newsletter: Guidance, Insights, Success Stories | June 13, 2020 | Read here

Oh Canada – A Patriotic Moment | April 7, 2020 | Read here

A Challenge for You | March 29, 2020 | Read here