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Top Three Reasons it's Hard to Meditate I want to make meditation easier for people. We all know that it is good for our health to meditate yet how many of us actually do so on a regular basis? Here are the top three reasons clients give regarding why they don't meditate: I am too busy to meditate. I … [Read more...] about How To Make Meditating Easier
If you've been following my work for a while, you will know that I am passionate about writing about women in midlife. I am known mostly for eating disorders counselling, but I could just as easily call myself a perimenopause counsellor or menopause counsellor as I work with these issues so often. In the … [Read more...] about Esther Recommends: Making Sense of Menopause
My clients love to diagnose themselves as do most of us. For a funny treatise on this, please read this article: https://www.estherkane.com/what-you-get-when-you-mix-hypochondria-with-technology-googlechondria/ Recently, a client of mine self-diagnosed herself with something she called, "Hurry Sickness". … [Read more...] about The New Diagnosis for all of us- “Hurry Sickness”
Sadly, I have experienced my fair share of loss over the past four years. My heart broke when I lost my maternal grandmother Ruth in April of 2018: https://www.estherkane.com/in-memory-of-granny-ruth-on-mothers-day/ That was soon followed by the death of one of my fur babies, Ike. And then, a few months … [Read more...] about In Memory of my Father-in-Law, Alan Richman
As I sit down to write this, I am feeling CRABBY. As you can see from the photo above of me at age three, I have never been very skilled at hiding my emotions. This was unpopular with many of the adults in my life when I was a child who kept trying to 'cheer me up' or convince me that I would rather be … [Read more...] about In a Foul Mood? Embrace Your Inner Crab
“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” - Carl Jung In the therapy community and in general circles, there is a lot of talk about trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It seems to me that these days, especially after two years of COVID, extreme political polarization and an … [Read more...] about Post Traumatic Growth
I wrote an article for Mother's Day of 2021, and have tweaked it slightly for this Mother's Day in case you didn't read it last time. I want to dedicate an entire post to my own very special mother- whom I call "mum" because my family is from London, UK, also known in her own right as Marion Kane. But before … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day 2022