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Over the past couple of years I have written on Bell Canada’s initiative to decrease the stigma of mental illness. What is encouraging to see is that each year they continue to expand the initiative. This year they have added...
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It’s January and so many of us are caught in our own hectic schedules. We are trying to balance work, and driving our kids around to their various activities, trying to walk the dog, clean the house and find time...
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As you hopefully enjoyed and survived your holiday season, I wonder if you got asked that all important question: What is your New Year’s Resolution for 2015? I find myself sometimes initially rolling my eyes wanting to change the subject…as...
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Over the past couple of weeks much has been said and many opinions have been offered about the recent domestic abuse concerns to come out in regards to several players in the N.F.L. It is understanding, especially by the release of the Ray...
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I often find that when certain entertainers or public figures pass on it can really resonate with an entire society. These are the type of individuals that were able to touch the mind and heart in many ways that few can.  We often can...
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Over the past month I have really been enjoying my interactions with my Twitter friends. They have given me insightful and excellent feedback to some thought provoking questions. This past question is no exception: Is It better to Forgive or...
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In response to my previous post around whether you are critical, defensive, show contempt or stonewall when in conflict with your partner, here are antidotes. John Gottman does give solution or comebacks to each of these traits in his 4 Horsemen...
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When it comes to stickhandling through conflict in couple’s work I like to use John Gottman’s 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse tool. He acknowledges that we criticize, become defensive, show contempt or stonewall when we are in conflict with our...
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I want to thank my friends on Twitter for what has become such a great discussion over the past couple of days around the topic of assertiveness. Unfortunately it is difficult to fully explain over 140 characters…so I thought I...
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I went to a workshop led by Dr. Harry Stefanakis, a Vancouver Psychologist and he spoke of a need for those working those who offend or have abused others to work with compassion. To be compassionate towards someone else is...
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There are many different components that each person brings into a relationship. There are different interests, communication styles, dislikes, sleeping habits and the list goes on. What is really important is understanding core components that when put together constitute a...
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I have gone through some difficult moments lately as a parent. These difficult moments have included being with your children when they have not been successful. One of the lessons they have been learning and I have been there to...
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