Where Were You ?
As many of you visit my page and stumble on the blog link, you might be thinking why were there no blogs after January 2019. Well, I can begin to share that I became a mother in November 2018 and have had my whole world flipped upside down. All the routines and schedules that I […]Read More
The Silent Postpartum Depression
I have decided to write this blog on postpartum depression. As some of you may know, I am on a leave of absence from my private practice. On November 6th, 2018, my husband and I welcomed our son into our lives. The months leading up to his arrival, it really started to hit me, […]Read More
Why Sleep Is Important for Your Mental Health
We have heard it from our friends, family and our very own doctor, ” are you getting enough sleep?” Why is sleep so crucial and what role does it actually play in our lives? If we think about it, there are 24 hours in a day, most of us spend 16-18 hours of our waking […]Read More
Am I a Work-aholic?
A work addiction can be considered as an obsessive-compulsive disorder that manifests itself through self-imposed demands, an inability to regulate work habits and an over indulgence in work to the exclusion of most life activities and relationships. Some people do not consider a workaholism a real problem as it seems so different from someone who […]Read More
Do I Have an Addiction?
The word addiction gets thrown around a lot in society. Sometimes we hear people referring to others as an “addict.” To begin, professionally, I do not use the word “addict” because that would be labelling and labelling someone brings on a whole new can of worms. So let us talk about addiction. Addiction can be […]Read More
I Can’t Tell My Therapist Everything …
“I can’t tell my therapist everything…” I have heard this from some friends and clients. It might be one of the reasons why people struggle to reach out to talk to someone. There are also those that go from therapist to therapist, trying to figure out why they keep doing the things they do or […]Read More
It’s that Time of Year Again
New Years Eve is quickly approaching and people are scrambling to make a New Year’s resolution. You know what I’m talking about! Those that say “this year I will lose that 20 pounds,” or “I will quit smoking this year” or ” I will save $10,000 dollars this year.” How many of those people do […]Read More
I am Ready to Quit !!!
How many times do you say this throughout the day at your job or how many times do you say it throughout the week ? Are you contemplating to quit already but then always have a change of heart ? What’s holding you there ? Sometimes these tough questions are hard to answer but I […]Read More
Why Did I Just Eat That?
Have you ever had those days when you just want to eat everything ? Or when you are picking up your latte at Starbucks and they have those sweet, delicious treats staring at you saying “ pick me, pick me ?” You know you should not, but then there is this voice that says, “no, […]Read More
Making the Transition from Public to Private?
Why would I pay for counselling when my tax dollars are funding social service agencies? Well that is a good question. Thousands of dollars are allocated to agencies all over Ontario that help folks like me and you. However after being in the public sector for over 10 years, I think I can safely say […]Read More