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21 Feb


Trust by: Amy Tai We flex our trust muscles every day, whether we realize it or not. We trust our alarms to wake us up on time, our cars to get us to work, the pilot to land the plane, our hearts to keep beating. Without even thinking twice about it, we trust so many people and things. But at what point do we realize that trust is something that has to...

30 Jan

Anxiety and Managing Anxiety

Anxiety and Managing Anxiety by: Jasmine Lem, BSc, Practicum Student  Anxiety is a feeling we are all familiar with. Life can be busy and complicated, filled with work, school, family, and so forth, and it can sometimes be overwhelming. Anxiety exists on a continuum of mild to severe and can be experienced through our emotions (i.e. worry or fear), thoughts (i.e. “I’m going to fail this”), and physical symptoms (i.e. racing heart)....

24 Jan

New Year’s Resolutions: Yea or Nay?

  New Year’s Resolutions: Yea or Nay   By: Maria Barcelos, MA, Executive Director, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) | January 24, 2021 Setting New Year’s resolutions isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. It can feel overwhelming for some and motivating for others.  If they motivate you and you find them helpful to keep committed and achieve your goals throughout the year, great! If not, don’t worry! Carrying out meaningful actions each month, week or day can help you achieve your...

24 Jan

The‌ ‌Transformational‌ ‌Power‌ ‌of‌ ‌Grit‌ ‌

The‌ ‌Transformational‌ ‌Power‌ ‌of‌ ‌Grit‌ ‌ by‌ ‌Sherry‌ ‌Slejska | January‌ ‌9.‌ ‌2021‌  “Dedicated to the wonderful women & John in my peer support group!”   Few‌ ‌words‌ ‌can‌ ‌describe‌ ‌the‌ ‌character‌ ‌of‌ ‌someone‌ ‌who‌ ‌survives‌ ‌great‌ ‌hardship‌ ‌and‌ ‌then‌ ‌embarks‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌transformational‌ ‌journey‌ ‌of‌ ‌personal‌ ‌discovery.‌ ‌Perhaps‌ ‌grit‌ ‌might‌ ‌be‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌those‌ ‌words.‌     We‌ ‌make‌ ‌heroes‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌famed‌ ‌professional‌...

10 Dec

Self-Sabotage: A Survivor’s Shame in Practice

Self-Sabotage Written by Maria Barcelos, Executive Director, MA, RP (Qualifying) What is it? What does it look like? Just ask any survivor of childhood sexual abuse. We have all done it at one point or another. Good news, we can undo it. We do have capacity to stop ourselves when we deliberately are thinking or doing things to self-sabotage. I recently read an article written by Nick Wignall – clinical psychologist, writer, teacher, and...