3 Super-Easy Tips to Improve Your Mood with Exercise and Nutrition

Let's say you've got a good job, a great apartment, and the best friends a guy could ask for. Your life seems to be on the right track, but you're always down in the dumps for no particular reason. If you're not exercising and eating right, then you're probably going to experience depression and low [...]

By | 2017-11-08T22:13:26+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Depression, Men's Health, Self-Care Strategies|Comments Off on 3 Super-Easy Tips to Improve Your Mood with Exercise and Nutrition

How Depression Effects Male Libido and What to Do About It

How Depression Effects Male Libido and What to Do About It Of all the psychological and physiological effects of depression, one of the most devastating, especially for men, can be the sexual consequences.  It can cause an overall loss of passion, an issue with coming to orgasm or even a compulsive need for sexual release. The diagnosis of [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:40:25+00:00 February 1st, 2015|Depression, Educational, Men's Issues, Mental Health|Comments Off on How Depression Effects Male Libido and What to Do About It

Men’s Issues: “Manning up” Can Lead to Stressing Out

Men's Issues: "Manning up" Can Lead to Stressing Out Men traditionally take pride extremely seriously.  Historically, this behavior has been beneficial in many ways but, unfortunately, it can sometimes also be harmful. Whatever you call it -- saving face, manning up, protecting your honor, retaining prestige or just being proud, there are instances when making this a first priority [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:40:38+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Self-Care Strategies, Stress|Comments Off on Men’s Issues: “Manning up” Can Lead to Stressing Out

Feeling Depressed at the Beginning of a New Year?

While the start of a new year brings the hope of a fresh start for many, for others it creates an emotional low period often referred to as the “New year’s blues.” In fact, feelings of depression, anxiety, nervousness and even dread are actually quite common during the first few weeks of January. It’s important [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:41:25+00:00 January 12th, 2015|Depression, Self-Care Strategies|Comments Off on Feeling Depressed at the Beginning of a New Year?

Feeling SAD This Winter?

Feeling SAD This Winter? When you feel down during the colder months, is it just the "winter blues" or something more—like seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? Since you can't step outside of yourself, it's very difficult to self-diagnose. Instead, consult a trained physician or counselor. As third-party observers, these professionals can offer an unbiased perspective, help [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:41:30+00:00 January 9th, 2015|Depression|Comments Off on Feeling SAD This Winter?

The Silver Lining is Bigger Than We Think: Finding the Balance in Challenge

The Silver Lining is Bigger Than We Think: Finding the Balance in Challenge “The sum of all forces in a closed system is zero.”  This quote refers to a well-known theory from physics called the conservation of matter. If we apply it to mindset and human behavior, it has profound implications for those of use [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:42:10+00:00 December 24th, 2014|About Counselling, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Educational|Comments Off on The Silver Lining is Bigger Than We Think: Finding the Balance in Challenge

Giving the Gift of Self-Care: How to Replace Holiday Triggers With Tenderness

Giving the Gift of Self-care: How to Replace Holiday Triggers With Tenderness The holidays can be a time of joy, celebration, and reconnection, but our high expectations for this season can sometimes send us into scary spirals of doubt and depression. Reducing stress during the holidays means spending time taking care of yourself, and working [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:42:22+00:00 December 17th, 2014|Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Educational, Self-Care Strategies, Stress|Comments Off on Giving the Gift of Self-Care: How to Replace Holiday Triggers With Tenderness

3 Things You Need to Know Before You Try EMDR Therapy

EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapeutic strategy that has been very successful in helping people who struggle with anxiety and other emotional disturbances and it is the approach that I specialize in. In my opinion, EMDR Therapy is the closest thing to a magic wand that I have found in counselling. [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:42:40+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Grief and Loss, Stress, Trauma|Comments Off on 3 Things You Need to Know Before You Try EMDR Therapy

Are You Depressed? Consider Volunteering

In my blog posts I do my best to give some solid approaches to managing life and mental health concerns more easily. The concept of volunteering to help those in need is a point I would very strongly like to encourage you to consider if you are someone who often feels depressed, 'down in the [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:44:04+00:00 September 16th, 2013|Depression, Educational, Self-Care Strategies, Self-Esteem|Comments Off on Are You Depressed? Consider Volunteering

Use Your Container to Manage Memories and Emotions

The ‘Container’ is a common tool used across many different types of counselling modalities. To some, the concept of the container might not sound very useful, but when practiced and developed, it does wonders for helping set emotions, upsetting thoughts, or memories aside when it is not a good time to be aware of them. [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:44:09+00:00 September 10th, 2013|Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Self-Care Strategies, Trauma|Comments Off on Use Your Container to Manage Memories and Emotions

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