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January 25, 2017

Conflict Resolution Handout

(1)   The person who has the problem is responsible for bringing it up as soon as possible.  Before you bring the problem up, […]
January 25, 2017

Choices: Why you don’t “have to” work, or even go grocery shopping!

Michael came to therapy and stated that he was feeling depressed, helpless and powerless to change his situation and couldn’t see a way out.  […]
January 25, 2017

Changing Perceptions – Hurricane Shatters Perception of Reality

Hurricanes have a way of shattering our perceptions of reality.  As I watched the tragedy in the wake of hurricane Katrina – and to a […]
January 25, 2017

Healthy Employees Mean a Healthy Bottom-line

As an employer, you are likely looking for ways to increase your staff productivity and efficiency while decreasing your costs. However, an often overlooked […]
January 25, 2017

Authoritarian Communication – When Our Strength Becomes Our Weakness

I’ve been guilty of driving too slowly through an accident scene and having a police officer yell at me to “keep moving”. After my […]
January 25, 2017

Are antidepressants preventing useful feedback?

If someone offered you the option of never feeling physical pain again… would you accept? Probably the immediate response would be “No pain? Hey, […]
January 25, 2017

Reason – How to dispute irrational thoughts and feelings

Did you know that if you can prove you have ESP, talk to the dead, read palms or can predict the future you can […]
January 25, 2017

Optimist, Pessimist or Realist?

Most people are familiar with the phrase, “is the glass half-full or half-empty?”  The implication is that your perception of the water in the […]
January 25, 2017

Fight or Flight – How our bodies respond to stress

I was watching one of those nature shows with my 5 year-old daughter showing a peaceful scene of grazing zebras. The zebras began to […]
January 25, 2017

Time, Money & Relationships – the top 3 sources of stress

Statistics Canada followed over 10,000 adults between 1994 and 2001 to identify the main sources of stress in their life. The participants reported an […]
January 25, 2017

How to Assess the Health of Your Marriage

When is your anniversary?  No, that’s not the test for the health of your marriage – although it’s probably not a bad one.  If […]
January 25, 2017

Why Men Don’t Talk About Their Emotions…

Of course it’s not completely true that men don’t attend therapy, however, women are more likely to attend therapy in greater numbers. According to […]