I admit, I am in the mood for reading lately and I have not been let down by the self-help sections of my local bookstore. Actually, this book came to me via a dear friend whom I told about my last great read about people-pleasing and how to stop it. This book should actually be in the ‘humour’ section of the … [Read more...] about The Power of NO!
A very wise client of mine recently told me about a very helpful book she’d read called, “The Disease To Please: Curing the People-Pleasing Syndrome” by Harriet B. Braiker, Ph.D. And being the studious and curious therapist that I am, I ran out and got a copy and have not been able to put it down! While … [Read more...] about Recovering from the ‘disease to please’
As a psychotherapist, I am asked every day by clients how they can forgive people for horrible things that were done to them. Sometimes, the stories of abuse are so horrific, I truly wonder if they can ever be forgiven. To be perfectly honest, I’m not so sure that we even have to forgive people for terrible … [Read more...] about Letting Go of the Past
Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot of stories from clients about how unhappy they are in their present circumstances, and if only they could have more money, land a better job, move somewhere more exciting, find the right partner,__________(fill in the blank), life would be oh-so-much-better. I am really good … [Read more...] about Wherever I go, There I Am
I am seeing more and more women ages 30+ in my practise who are struggling with disordered eating. Many people think that eating disorders are only for teens and women in their twenties, but research shows this is absolutely false. In fact, the following statistics will most likely shock you. I was lucky … [Read more...] about Eating Disorders in Midlife
Thanks to Twitter, I’ve been able to connect with some amazing women who also have as their goal helping women love and appreciate their bodies exactly as they are. One of my new friends is Dara Chadwick, author of “You’d Be So Pretty If… Teaching our daughters to love their bodies- even when we don’t love … [Read more...] about Helping Your Daughter Feel Good About Her Body
In this month's e-zine, I want to cover a topic that I've wanted to speak to for a long time - plastic surgery. I must confess that this is an area I gave little attention to in the past as I have been in my 'prime' for a good number of years being young with good skin and a curvaceous body. However, I have … [Read more...] about Celebrating Our Authentic Bodies