Mental Health: A Therapist’s Journey

January 25th is Bell Let’s Talk Day. It is a day devoted to opening up space around metal health/illness and  having a conversation to eradicate stigma. In honour of this day, and of removing the fear around speaking up, I decided to talk, and share my own story of depression and anxiety. I have experienced…

Adulting: Great Expectations or Humbug?

The Holidays are around the corner, causing many people to introspect on the months passed with a sense of anxiety and great sadness. One reason behind the melancholy is our tendency to focus on what we don’t have, what we should have, and what we thought we would have by now in our lives. This…

The Healing Power of Animals

I always had a love of animals. Growing up, I experienced some  loss around family pets and was apprehensive about bringing a furry family member into my life as an adult. Even though I really wanted to share my life with a pet, I was deterred by childhood experiences and always put off adopting. At…

Healing and Recovery

Healing and recovery are often viewed as synonymous when we talk about eating disorders and addictions. It is sometimes believed that once you are recovered, you are also healed from the cause of the underlying issue. I wanted to shed light on this topic as this type of thinking can be false, and cause a…