Many of my clients are new mothers. I can’t count how many sessions I’ve sat with a new mom with a baby on her lap (who is busy breastfeeding or napping). These sessions are a wonderful experience for me because I absolutely LOVE babies, but unfortunately, for my client, are often rough because new mom is … [Read more...] about How to Deal with Postpartum Depression
If you’ve been reading my posts for any length of time, you’ll know how much I love to read. Here are some links to book reviews you may be interested in: Inspirational Autobiographies: Exploring the Canadian Metis Experience: Halfbreed and From the Ashes One Woman’s Incredible Journey … [Read more...] about Esther Recommends: Books to Uplift and Transform You
I am aware -now more than ever- that all across Canada, women are struggling with compulsive overeating (and all other variations of eating disorders) and are for many COVID-related reasons, having a hard time accessing resources to help them recover. I had been racking my brain trying to figure out how I can … [Read more...] about Making Peace With Food and Our Bodies: FREE Audio Program
I am a huge fan of Tara Brach and listen to her podcast at least five days a week and attribute this habit to being able to show up fully for my clients and life in general. I alternate between doing her guided meditations (my favourite part is imagining a smile in different parts of my body which really … [Read more...] about Learning to be Radically Compassionate with Tara Brach
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
Most of my working day consists of helping clients turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts through the consistent and arduous application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tools and techniques. The premise behind CBT is that our thoughts create our feelings and our feelings create behaviour and our … [Read more...] about The power of positive thinking- turning a Vicious Cycle Into a Luscious Cycle
I’ve decided to write about gratitude even though I’ve written about it before. Why am I so into gratitude practices? Because there is solid science behind why they are good for our physical and mental health. Here are 7 scientifically proven benefits from a wonderful article in Psychology Today on … [Read more...] about Five Gratitude Practices That Will Increase Happiness Right Now
When most people ask me what I specialize in, I give them a list of certain issues I work with such as eating disorders, anxiety/depression, and relationship issues. But if I was to name it succinctly, I would say that my specialty is helping Highly Sensitive People to love and appreciate their unique and … [Read more...] about The Highly Sensitive Personality- are you an HSP?