The photo above shows a happy and relaxed couple- me and my dear husband on a cruise just before the pandemic hit in 2020. Sadly, we complained ad nauseam about what we didn't like about the cruise when we visited my parents right afterwards. Little did we know that within two weeks, we would not be able to … [Read more...] about Introversion/Extroversion Takes on the “New Normal” Ahead
If there is an overwhelming theme in my practice lately with the majority of my clients it can be summed up in one word: ANXIETY. This is not a new topic that clients bring, but is greatly increased and compounded by the pandemic we’ve been facing during the past year. I have written other pieces on how to … [Read more...] about Dealing with COVID Anxiety in the “New Normal” Ahead
During this long-term COVID-related isolation phase, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on how to best cope with all of the restrictions we’re currently having to navigate. It seems that all of the things we used to do in order to find joy and satisfaction in our lives are temporarily on hold. Here is a list … [Read more...] about What Can Grandparents Teach Us About Global Crises?
Since the end of March 2020, I have been seeing all of my clients virtually by video or telephone due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I give people the option of either with most of them choosing video. I use an secure encrypted Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)-compliant video … [Read more...] about Therapy Is Always Available- Even During a Pandemic
I have been asked by many people working from home how they can separate their work from their personal lives as the lines have become blurred for many. Watch this short video for my top tips on how to successfully work from home and maintain healthy boundaries around your personal life. Please comment below … [Read more...] about How to Balance Your Work and Life While Working From Home
I wanted to write something instructive and useful during this pandemic of COVID-19 which is affecting all of us at this time. At the time of this writing, a large part of Canada is shutting down schools, workplaces and environments which have the potential of spreading this virus. While most of my clients … [Read more...] about A Therapist’s Reflection on COVID-19- A Time for Pause and Self-Work