What to do when anxiety becomes an problem

Anxiety, a helpful survival instinct or the bane of your existence? Like it or not as a woman you are twice as likely as your male counterpart to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. The top reasons according to the Canadian Mental Health Association: Our hormonal changes, caregiving stress, and women’s likeliness to seek help compared…

Do you wake up feeling sad?

Sarah reports that the first thing she feels every morning when she wakes up is sad… not depressed it’s more like a low-level sadness lingering in the background. She feels this as she goes through her day. It doesn’t prevent her from having positive feelings and experiences as well but it’s a behind the scenes negativity that…

What if I’m alone forever?

Does the fear of “being alone” keep you in an unfulfilling relationship? Or perhaps you are currently alone and think there is something wrong with you? Perhaps you think you don’t deserve better, are too old, too fat, too unattractive, or defective somehow and this leads you to believe that no one would want you.…

What feeling bad can teach you

Human beings were designed to experience a wide range of emotions. Society today however wants us to think we should experience only one… ‘Happiness’ Happiness is a desirable emotion to pursue indeed but it is not our only one. Some emotions we enjoy feeling, some are confusing and we have trouble identifying them. Others feel so…

Feel your way to a better life

They say the joy is in the journey but if you don’t like the way you feel about your life how can you really enjoy the journey? A client recently told me she feels numb. She longs to feel as though she is truly living her life rather than just surviving it yet doesn’t know…