Ready, Set, Grow

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Dealing With Pet Grief

It is always a sad day when you have to make the decision to euthanize (put to sleep) your furry friend. The relationship we have with our pets is unique. We get unconditional love and affection from our animals along with a variety of shenanigans. It is not an easy decision to make, and picking the … Read more

How To Protect Your Mental Health During Tough Economic Times

Things are tough right now. Everything is expensive. Everyone is concerned about their finances. People are worried about losing their jobs. People are worried about losing their homes. What are you concerned about right now? In all of this concern about the economy do you hear people saying they are concerned about their mental health? … Read more

Mental Health: Is There An App For That?

We all know that there are apps for almost everything. In my Psychotherapy and Personal Counselling practice, I regularly suggest apps that track mood or exercise or for meditation to name a few. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a workshop with Dr. Anthony Levinson, Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. Dr. … Read more

Five Mental Health Goals for the New Year – New You!

Welcome 2024! Is this the year that things are going to change? Do you want things to be different? What does that mean? Do you set New Year’s Resolutions? Here are some ideas to get you started. I don’t think of these as resolutions, but more like goals that will help improve your mental health. … Read more

‘Tis the Season to Protect Your Mental Health

It has been some time since I posted a holiday blog. All around us the holidays are building or at least the pressure to find the perfect gift, prepare the perfect meal, host the perfect gathering is building. I’m writing this blog on Black Friday. You will be reading this after Black Friday. It is … Read more