Self-help

Jumping on the Yearly Recap Bandwagon (Part 1)

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

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?

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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An Action Plan for Completing Grief and Loss

This Week’s Book = The Grief Recovery Handbook (by J.W. James & R. Friedman) “I don’t know how you do that job.” It never ceases to amaze me how much that statement gets directed at me. Apparently being confronted regularly by emotions and grief really freaks people out. Luckily, I’m not one of those people…otherwise

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