Thoughts on Family for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By Dr. Amanda Stoner It seriously is for me, the most wonderful time of the year. I love Christmas! And this year, I am feeling especially grateful for the gift of family. I am so excited to travel to Ontario where my family lives, where we will celebrate Christmas together. However, I realize that this […]

Just need a break? Or is it burnout?

By: Kristin Matthews This is often a very busy time of year for many people. Juggling work, school, the demands of home, and prepping for the holidays, this time of year can feel stressful and exhausting.  More, and more, I am hearing from my clients how exhausted and stressed out many people are feeling right […]

Breaking the Stigma: Embrace the Unknown with Ignacio Serricchio

Even when you have the means to have it all (money, fame, and time to do the things you love), at the end of the day, you are still human.  Hollywood actor, Ignacio Serricchio, shared his human story with us. We talked about embracing the unknown, educating ourselves on mental health as a fundamental step […]

Occupational Therapy: A Holistic View on the Job of Life

Still wondering what occupational therapy means? No, it is not about helping you find a job…. But it can help you do your job… better. Listen in as we chat with Louise, Occupational Therapist (OT) at Simply Counselling Services.  She shares her views on the importance of having a holistic view of health and how, […]

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) & Attachment Theory: The Meaning, The Impact and The Group

Can a statement have two truths? Is everything black and white? Can you repair a concerning attachment? Najwa shares how DBT group therapy can support people struggling with impulsiveness, high-risk behaviours, mood swings, relationship and intimacy issues, suicidal thoughts and behaviours, identity confusion, as well as thoughts, behaviours and emotions causing distress and despair. If […]

Living in a paradox during a pandemic

Thank you for joining me for this week’s blog! This week we address the “elephant in the room”. Living through this pandemic is challenging – for so many reasons. Is it possible that a few months ago all we wanted was some time off, to spend with family, or take a break from our hectic […]

Why counselling works and is important – especially now

Thank you for joining me for this week’s blog! I have spent some time reflecting on what would be most helpful right now for our audience, and I decided to revisit a topic we have covered before. I think during this challenging time, it is becoming more apparent how important it is to be mindful […]

Social Distancing & Isolation: Staying Healthy Physically & Mentally

Thank you for joining us for this week’s blog. During our last blog, we focused on gratitude, something that we can all be practicing more often during these difficult times. A week later, and we find ourselves continuing the fight for safety by isolating and social distancing ourselves. To put it bluntly: Things are weird right now.   […]

Gratitude in a Pandemic

Thank you for joining us for this week’s blog. The last blog we did focused on hope, and now we want to focus on something else very timely right now: gratitude. We find ourselves in the middle of a world-wide pandemic fearing for our own or our loved one’s safety. How perfect that we now discover, […]

Diving into the New Year: Hope

Thank you for joining us for this week’s blog. Welcome to 2020 and Happy New Year! (Yes, we realize it’s March!) How is it March already? It’s a strange feeling – it seems as though February went by so fast, but on the other hand, it felt like January lasted a year! It’s interesting how […]