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What is Your Superpower?

What is a Superpower?
We often think about fictional heroes with special characteristics or abilities when we think about superpowers. These characteristics or abilities help them overcome their obstacles to achieve the goals that they have set out to accomplish. Similarly...

Emotions as Signals: What are They Signaling to You?

Most people will say that there are positive and negative emotions. Some emotions make us feel happy and more positive, and some emotions bring on distressing feelings. However, all emotions are normal parts of the human experience. When we put...

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

As a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, today we’re going to talk about R.E.S.P.E.C.T.  In 1967, Aretha taught us a little about relationships and reminded us that a little respect can go a long way.
 
Couple’s therapy experts, John and...

Infidelity

 
Common myths about infidelity:

It only happens in unhealthy relationships.
If a man strays it is the woman’s fault.
Couples who are unhappy will cheat.
He did not give her enough attention.
It only happens in heterosexual relationships.
It is always men who cheat.
An affair is...

The Importance of Pleasure and Play

Too many of us believe that any of our time that is not “productive” is a waste of time, and/or feel guilty when not “productive”. It’s an attitude of scarcity in resources, and that squandering our resources will lead to...

Letting Go and Releasing 

Letting go is one of the most difficult yet rewarding gifts that we can give to ourselves. It’s something that we may have not consciously thought to do. It’s something that we might do naturally and not be aware of...

How do you start your day?

 
Morning routines can be automatic, and mundane. They can be compromised of a bunch of habits that have become second nature and often creates little awareness as you begin the day.
 
How you start off your day can set the tone...

Moving Through Instead of Moving On

 
Has anyone ever told you to just move on or to just let it go? How does it feel to hear those words? What does it even mean to move on from something or to really let something go? Is...

What Did Freud Really Teach Us?

When people think about counselling, what often comes to mind is Freud. Usually, when people think about Freud, they think about his crazy ideas of sex. Surprisingly, Freud has a lot to teach us.
One of Freud’s most important contributions to...

Counselling Vs. Talking to a Friend

 
Counsellors often hear clients saying that they didn’t seek therapy prior because they typically talk about their feelings with other friends.  Some counsellors might have even heard their clients saying that talking to their friends is free!
 
However, talking to a...