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February 3, 2022

Unsurprising to some and maybe a bubble-burst to others, grand romantic gestures don’t really do too much for long-term relationships. Such acts simply aren’t enough to sustain meaningful and healthy romance, and are better regarded as the cherries on top. Instead, truly intimate relationships require a foundation of friendship, which is cultivated and maintained through simple, everyday moments of connection (Gottman & Silver, 2015).   ACTUALLY, *DO* SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF  So, small moments matter. But just how small are we talking? To put it into […]

January 7, 2022

Making Resolutions that are More Likely to Stick! It’s January, the wind down month after several holiday seasons. We often feel the need for big change during this time. Maybe it’s related to needing to detoxify from the busy times or trying to shake off the effects of the long night but in one way […]

November 17, 2021

With isolation and COVID-19 encompassing our lives, we may feel like we aren’t living up to our own expectations. How do we plan the perfect weekend? How do we stimulate and expose our children to adequate social connections?  After all, good intentions often lead to so many questions and pressures these days. Maintaining a secure […]

October 26, 2021

***WARNING – This blog post covers themes of Horror which includes discussion of experiencing life threatening events and may be activating to people who have undergone trauma***  With the changing of the seasons, we think about a lot of changes as Psychologists. Less sunlight means more depressive and anxious symptoms. People are taking less vacation time […]

September 3, 2021

Part 1 of this series highlighted the significance of the intentions behind our actions. It addressed the “Why?” behind giving a meaningful apology. That being said, our actions themselves (along with their outcomes) also matter a great deal. If they didn’t, we probably wouldn’t need to say “I’m sorry,” half as often as we do… […]

August 13, 2021

With everything COVID and the generally busy lives we lead you been asked by your psychologist to move to digital sessions. Teletherapy sessions are typically completed over the telephone or a video therapy platform. These digital platforms require additional disclosures. Please review your informed consent document and talk to your psychologist about it in more detail. Ask questions if you are […]

June 10, 2021

The challenges we face during pandemics like COVID-19 can show up as the primary source of stress for many.  Stressors may include isolation, burnout, fear of sickness, and a lack of separation between roles (for example working from home while parenting and home schooling), to name a few.  Although time for oneself is always recommended,  the added stressors that COVID-19 brings makes self-care even more paramount. DIFFERENT TYPES […]

April 21, 2021

We’ve all had that moment when we suddenly think that all our friends hate us. Even when they tell us that they really enjoy our company and want to be around us more. Our brains might say something like “nice try close friend, I know your real agenda is to hate me”. You might start […]

March 23, 2021

When is it a Concern? Alcohol or other substances  Most people have at times wondered if they were drinking too much or if they should take a break. This tends to happen around occasions where alcohol ends up taking up a lot of time, energy, or you notice that you’ve been spending more than you intended, either on alcohol or alcohol related things. While we’re talking […]

November 25, 2020

If there’s one defining characteristic of our human species, it may well be our imperfection. It is inevitable that, at one time or another, we will all make a mistake. The challenge is going the next step to offer an apology. If you’ve come to terms with our humanness, let’s see if you can accept […]