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 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
It seems we've hit the cooler weather with grey skies that often keeps us hiding indoors wrapped in a blanket by the fireplace. It is during these months that my husband and I turn to playing board games when we cannot enjoy walking outside much or riding our bikes, let alone sunbathing. I often fantasize … [Read more...] about What is a Narcissist?
What is an Emotional Vampire? Many of my clients are members of the Canadian Armed Forces and one of them shared with me a well-known saying in the military which I love: Two percent of people take up ninety percent of your time. I believe she was referring to "emotional vampires"- a small minority of … [Read more...] about How to Protect Yourself from Emotional Vampires
I’ll start with a disclaimer: I am one of those rare women who is very happily married and been with the same guy for over twenty years and who is still blissfully in love. I also admit that my heart still flutters when I see my hubby at the end of a workday. I would even go as far as to say I still have a … [Read more...] about Digital Dating 101
I wanted to write about the importance of timing in making big changes in our lives because it’s a topic that comes up a lot in my work with clients. I am a huge proponent of listening to one’s inner wisdom to find guidance on when we should make big changes in our lives which will have major consequences for … [Read more...] about Timing is Everything: Changing Negative Habit Patterns for Good
I am a firm believer that abuse leads to a lowered immune system, and that survivors are more prone to health challenges. A study found heightened inflammation in adults who had been victims of childhood trauma, and it’s this kind of inflammation that’s the baseline for illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and … [Read more...] about One Reader’s Story: Abuse Survivor Lives Her Life with Passion and Purpose
If you’ve been reading my writing lately, you’ve probably noticed that narcissism is on my mind- in particular- figuring out how to help people deal with narcissists effectively, as they are the most slippery of snakes to handle. I thought I could help readers more by tackling what I see as the most prominent … [Read more...] about How You Can Stop Being A Victim