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Conversations with Gottman Therapist Winnipeg

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

Work Life Balance

I don’t know about you…but I have always felt to be a failure at this. It has caused me to be in a cycle of shame. It also made me question my values. In one sense, my values are founded in everything related to family, such as emotional connection and nurturing....

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Dealing with Shame in Therapy

Dealing with Shame in Therapy

Many clients come to me feeling down. They are in a rut of sorts. Some feel angry because they are in a funk and they do not know how to deal with it. They often feel the world and all its ugliness (failure with online dating, dealing with an unhappy marriage,...

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Is Menopause the Only Reason My Wife Seems Absent?

Is Menopause the Only Reason My Wife Seems Absent?

The short answer is no. Perhaps she is using menopause as the reason why she seems distant from you and has no interest in cuddling or having sex. Menopause is a huge health transition for women to go through; physically, mentally and emotionally. Estrogen plays a...

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Buyers, Sellers, and Relationships

Buyers, Sellers, and Relationships

When you are in the business of relationships, always remain the buyer. It doesn’t matter what type of relationship you are in; owner-employee relationships, intimate relationships, parent-child, etc. if you have the mindset of the buyer, you will do well. Let me...

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I Think, I Can

I Think, I Can

Life is great until it isn’t. Your life can change on a dime. Whether it is the end of a relationship, caring for a sick parent or child, your own diagnosis, a pandemic, job loss, body image, or constant bouts of anxiety…none of us are immune to this. So why are we...

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It’s Interesting How We Dislike Pain…

It’s Interesting How We Dislike Pain…

And yet, it is what promotes us to make a change. A change that often appears to be for the good. I have rarely seen anything bad come from change. It just sucks that we have to go through ‘the journey of self-inquiry’ to get there. Why do we need to go through the...

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What To Expect When You Sign Up For Therapy

What To Expect When You Sign Up For Therapy

 I visited the College’s website the other day and saw a description of what psychotherapy is and decided to include it below. I also decided to include this as part of the consent form that you check off when signing up for my services. You need to be clear on what...

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Wake Up!

Wake Up!

We must realise that we are going through our lives interpreting our surroundings through a lens of both ‘what commonly happens to me’ and with a type of ‘trepidation’ of what could go wrong. Please step out of your perceived reality, which is all based on your past...

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