Are you sick and tired of being in dead-end relationships? Do you end up in ones where the another person treats you badly? Are you ready to attract your ideal partner once and for all? Esther Kane can help you do just that. In fact, she wrote an entire book dedicated to making this a reality in your life. … [Read more...] about How to end Toxic Relationship Patterns and Attract the Fabulous Partner you Deserve
Don't Go to the Hardware Store for Bread Think this saying comes from AA: A number of years ago I began attending a 12 Step recovery program for people affected by someone else’s addiction. In that program I learned so many new ways of seeing the world and how to live life differently. This new healthy … [Read more...] about How to Find Emotionally-Available People
In my line of work, I hear a lot of stories about people being bullied during their childhood and teen years. I consider it an honour to help people heal from past bullying along with the long-lasting effects it has played in their lives. However, our experience of being bullied often doesn't stop when we … [Read more...] about How Do I Deal With Bullies as an Adult?
I am well aware by witnessing the angst all around me, that the winter festivities and get-togethers are in full swing. Between obligatory work parties, friends’ gatherings, and family dinners, some people feel like running off to the woods and holing up in a cabin until the whole thing is over. I’ve spoken … [Read more...] about How to Reframe Family Gatherings as a Chance to Grow
I felt the need to write this article because unfortunately, a number of my clients are in abusive relationships looking for a way out. In the majority of these cases, there is extreme narcissistic behaviour in the person they are with. See this article I wrote in order to assess whether you are with a … [Read more...] about How to tell the difference between a toxic and a healthy relationship
Confession: I’m a self-help book junkie. One title that many of my clients refer to time and time again is The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Dr. Gary Chapman. I would nod my head sagely as clients told me what their ‘primary love language’ was and think to myself, “What exactly are … [Read more...] about The Five Love Languages
I was in London, England visiting my relatives a number of years ago and walked to Camden Market which was close to my granny's home. In one of the kiosks, something caught my eye. Oddly enough, it was a plain tea towel. I'm not one to get excited by tea towels by any stretch, but this one had something … [Read more...] about Choosing the Right Partner
As a therapist, I spend most of my time helping clients release and let go of ‘unfinished business’ from the past; whether it’s an old romance that still niggles away at their psyche, healing from a past trauma, or coming to terms with one’s family-of-origin and learning to reposition oneself in our families … [Read more...] about How to Put Closure on the Past