Welcome to my blog! The goal of this blog is to help you sort through the many self-help and psychology books that are out there, while continuing to pursue the goal of bettering myself.

Words to Live By in 2016

By Erin | Dec 31, 2015 | 1 Comment

Let’s take a moment to talk about New Year’s resolutions. Yup, I agree, this is a tired old topic that a lot of people talk about and yet, resolutions continue to be made each year. But I’m just going to say it – I hate them. Sure, the idea is nice – starting the year […]

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Jumping on the Yearly Recap Bandwagon (Part 2)

By Erin | Dec 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Continuing on the yearly recap that I started last week, here are my top five most helpful books: #5: The Body Keeps Score (B. Van Der Kolk) Compared to the other horribly boring book that I read on trauma (I’m looking at you Trauma and Recovery), this book is fabulous. In a super easy to […]

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Jumping on the Yearly Recap Bandwagon (Part 1)

By Erin | Dec 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Well, 2015 is winding down to an end and I feel like it went fast. I also feel like that’s something that everyone says. While I’m not super down with making New Year’s resolutions, I am a huge fan of yearly recaps You know, like “10 Most Unexpected Breakups of the Year” or “The Top […]

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Making Sense of Our Internal Chatter

By Erin | Dec 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

This Week’s Book = Talking to Yourself: Learning the Language of Self-Affirmation (by P. Butler) Spoiler alert: Everybody talks to themselves…and it can’t be crazy if everyone is doing it, right? We all have an internal dialogue going consistently and it can be lovely and pleasant or downright nasty. Negative self-talk can feel overwhelming, discouraging, […]

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What Do You Mean Counsellors Aren’t Perfect?

By Erin | Nov 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

This Week’s Book = Bad Therapy (by J.A. Kottler & J. Carlson) It’s shocking, I know…but counsellors aren’t perfect. It is possible for us to have messy moments in our personal lives, conversations that we wish we could have handled better, and outpourings of emotion at inopportune times. We can also have bad days at […]

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