Managing Expectations

It’s really hard to make a change in our lives. After working with clients in helping them change their mindset so they feel ready to take the plunge and face their fears, they often come back to the following session with disappointment in their eyes. For example, they express how upset they were with themselves…

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Be Your Own Best Friend

Life is really tough! Sometimes, it can feel unbearable. During the trying and turbulent times, it’s really easy to be hard on ourselves. Especially when this kind of hurtful self-talk is something we’re used to doing. Beating ourselves up can often feel productive and even helpful as if not accepting the mistakes we make and…

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Post-Holiday Survival, Now What?

The holidays can be a trying time for most of us. After all, it’s very difficult to be taken out of our familiar surroundings, placed in a confined space with limited areas to escape to, and have family members from all over crammed into the same tight living quarters. What used to be a two-bedroom…

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The Happiest Depressed Person You’d Ever Meet

One of the most common questions I get asked is “What if my depression never goes away?” or “What if I have anxiety problems for the rest of my life?” These questions are legitimate ones, and given the difficulty of managing anxiety and depression, I can understand the sentiment. However, some of the shortcomings of…

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Healthy Goal Setting

When making a new goal it’s important to stop and ask ourselves what our intentions are behind the goals we’re trying to set. It’s sometimes hard to know whether our goals are thought up with the right intentions in mind. Afterall wanting to improve our health, lose weight, or enhance our appearance, etc. are generally…

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Toxic Pride

Did you know there’s such a thing as unhealthy positive emotions? It may seem strange, but just as there are healthy and unhealthy versions of negative emotions, there are equally healthy and unhealthy positive emotions. Unhealthy positive emotions are typically overlooked because we generally put an emphasis on the destructive nature of negative emotions instead.…

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The Effects of Random Acts of Kindness

Life can be tough, sometimes even really tough! It’s hard to pull ourselves out of a crumby mood – especially when we’re experiencing a very intense one! When we’re down doesn’t it feel like all we want to do is bring others down with us? It’s so easy to be self-destructive this way. When upset…

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How Long Does Therapy Take?

Therapy doesn’t need to be an arduous never-ending process; however, the length of therapy depends on many factors. Most people imagine therapy where the client lies on a couch, and the therapist asks “how does that make you feel,” as the client rambles on until they eventually have a magical life-changing epiphany. Although television tends…

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Why Do People Ghost?

I regretfully wrote this blog in response to the many complaints and frustrations I hear about this new passive-aggressive tactic known as ghosting. If you’re not already familiar with the term, ghosting refers to the time when someone that we’re dating passively discontinues engagement with us without giving any reason why. We also don’t get…

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Reality Acceptance Mantra

No matter how much something could inconvenience us, and no matter how hard it would make our lives, it doesn’t guarantee that bad things still can’t happen to us. All that should be will be and all that should’ve been already was. Accepting this reality doesn’t mean we have to like what’s going on and…

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