Today, Be Kind to Yourself.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Buddha It is so easy to be hard on ourselves for not coping the way we think we “should” cope with these changes. In many of my sessions this week, the message that I have been consistently delivering is this:Continue reading “Today, Be Kind to Yourself.”

Valentine’s Day: The Day to Celebrate LOVE for everyone

It’s February 14th…which means the romantic comedies and love songs have been playing on repeat for the past few weeks on television and radio, the jewellery commercials have been in full force to remind you of the “perfect” gift of diamonds, and the stores are littered with all shades of pink and red. It’s Valentine’sContinue reading “Valentine’s Day: The Day to Celebrate LOVE for everyone”

My 3 Principles of Stress Reduction: Putting my words into Practice

Organization isn’t about perfection. It is about efficiency, reducing stress & clutter, and saving time & money, & improving your overall quality of life. Christina Scalise There are many constants that I like to emphasize during my counselling sessions. Some are based on theory, some on personal or professional experience. Regardless of the presenting issue,Continue reading “My 3 Principles of Stress Reduction: Putting my words into Practice”

Self-Compassion: The Power of Loving Ourselves

It is officially the “day of love” – it’s Valentine’s Day.  For some, this is a very important time to spend with loved ones and celebrate our relationships and connections.  For others, this can be a difficult day, especially if we feel disconnected or alone.  I am a firm believer that Valentine’s day is simplyContinue reading “Self-Compassion: The Power of Loving Ourselves”

Making ME a Priority: Letting Go of the “Shoulds” and “Musts”

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” Jean Shinoda Bolen As we approach the end of the holiday season and the beginning of a brand new year, some of us challenge ourselves by reflecting on all theContinue reading “Making ME a Priority: Letting Go of the “Shoulds” and “Musts””