5 Expansive Practices for Inner Peace

winter blues to help find inner peace

Blue Monday is behind us and the days are getting longer… slowly, but surely! If winter sports aren’t your thing and no warm destinations are on the calendar, you might find yourself huddled up next to your Happy Light, imagining yourself on a beach somewhere. I feel you. This blog is for you if you’re…

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7 Tips to Protect Your Mental Health in a Contradictory Society

mental health crisis

What does one do when ‘mindfulness’ and remedies for ‘reducing stress’ are promoted everywhere, yet the surrounding society and economy is not conducive to such inner peace? This blog is a reflection piece on the current themes I’ve observed as a therapist and person living in Canada. Specifically, I want to highlight the implicit shaming…

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Make Big Moves in Your Career: Top 10 Questions to Ask Yourself

career

Have you ever found yourself in a career slump? Perhaps you’ve felt burnt out, disengaged, and stuck in job for longer than you can remember. Realizing that the job that seemed bright and shiny is not all it was promised is difficult to admit; especially when you’ve put months, if not years of time and…

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Stop Fearing Your Emotions: Learn How to Ride the Emotional Wave

mindfulness of emotions

Have you ever been afraid of experiencing your emotions? Do you ever stop yourself from feeling your feelings to their fullest extent? The notion of resisting, having difficulty containing, or altogether avoiding emotions is perhaps one of the most common [underlying] reasons people seek therapy. Many people struggle to let themselves feel their feelings, which…

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7 Back to School Tips for Parents Helping their Kids Thrive

back to school

It’s that time of year again where parents might be singing Green Day’s, Wake Me Up When September Ends. The start of September marks the start of another school year for many. If you’re a parent who has previously struggled with your kids’ back to school adjustment, then this blog is for you. Topics Covered:…

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Psychotherapy Toronto: Top Things to Consider

psychotherapy Toronto

A quick search of “psychotherapy Toronto” will output a vast array of psychotherapy clinics in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The question becomes, “Where do I go from here?” How can one possibly discern between the top Google search results and the rest of the psychotherapy practices? What happens when the top search results have…

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Thoughts on Esther Perel’s Perspective on Therapy in the Modern World

therapy

For anyone who doesn’t know Esther Perel – look her up! Esther Perel is a renowned psychotherapist, who is most known for her work with couples and thought-provoking perspectives on relationships and connection. Perel is an accomplished author of best-sellers, Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs. She hosts an award-winning podcast called, Where…

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Master Goal Setting to Achieve Your Goals Quicker

goals

How many goals have you set for yourself that have tapered into the abyss and were never brought to fruition? There’s a reason why bookstores have self-help sections dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and overcome barriers. It’s probably the same reason that we’re not all walking around as superhuman-achievers having accomplished every goal…

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8 Tips to Overcome Summertime Depression

depression

Summer weather has arrived and people are out and about. Short sleeves, dresses, patios, and weekend trips signal what seemingly should be a joyful, laidback time in your life – and yet, you’re not smiling. Perhaps you’re not feeling the excitement and enthusiasm that you witness amongst your peers, so what’s wrong with you? Nothing…

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9 Tips to Gain Lasting Adult Friendships

Adult friendships are a quality of life that perhaps you wouldn’t think too much about until you didn’t have them. In Peter Attia’s (2022) interview with Arthur Brooks, PhD, social scientist and professor at Harvard University, he speaks to the importance of putting effortful work into maintaining adult friendships, particularly amongst men. How do we…

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