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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...
Fake relationships with others (including yourself)

Fake relationships with others (including yourself)

Many of us feel fake when it comes to our relationships. Relationship with ourselves and our relationship with partners. On the outside, everything looks great...but on the inside, it is often not the same. I was extremely reluctant to begin posting on social media,...

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People Pleasers

People Pleasers

Most women who come to see me for therapy and coaching have some level of people-pleasing tendency in them. Not a surprise for most of you to hear this, right? Overdoing it overdoes it. In other words, when you give too much, you become depleted. When you become...

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Simplicity

Simplicity

There is simplicity, and there is minimalism. I used to strive for minimalism, but now I realize that this has the potential to keep you in a lack mindset. A lack mindset has the connotation of never having enough, which is also a great self-reflection. Are YOU ever...

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How More Limits Bring More Laughter

How More Limits Bring More Laughter

I am not sure if it is just me or every other woman out there that appreciates humour and laughter in their life. I was talking to one of my clients about this the other day. I had noticed something different about her. Her face was not as tight, and the muscles...

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Why Positive Thoughts are Not the Answer

Why Positive Thoughts are Not the Answer

Have you ever felt like positive thinking is not working...especially when you felt dismissed by your partner. Maybe you are in a relationship right now where you feel every time you want to have a positive exchange with the person, it takes a swift left turn off your...

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Reflecting Back on Your Relationship

Reflecting Back on Your Relationship

You will note stages, but I am not talking about 1. we got married, 2. bought a house, 3. had kids...that is all sequential and doesn't require memory, recall, or feelings. I mean something much more meaningful:1. The first time you felt hurt deeply by your partner...

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Drawing a Line in the Sand

Drawing a Line in the Sand

I prefer this phrase when referring to setting limits in personal relationships over the term boundary. I am not sure why exactly; I think it is because boundary sounds so divisive. There is too much division in the world already, we don't need more. To me, boundary...

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Helping Women Regain Power

Helping Women Regain Power

I was inspired to write this post after reading an excerpt from the Bloomberg Report that stated just two women were among this year's 14 Nobel prize winners. This is yet another example of how women remain underrepresented in the world's most prestigious science...

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