A Letter to 2020

A Letter to 2020

Dearest 2020: Thank you. You’ve been but the most challenging pain in my ass, yet ever-impactful teacher all at once. Kind of like my Grade Four teacher, Miss Osborne: Harsh and cold in her delivery but some pivotal teachings imparted, nonetheless. Thank you for the numerous losses and transitions, both personal and professional, that forced […]

On Cultivating Healthy Routines and Rituals

On Cultivating Healthy Routines and Rituals

I wasn’t always this way. Those who worked with me in my previous job would typically see me walking around with endless supplies of sugary snacks, diet pop, and coffee in my shaking hands. I really and truly cringe when I think of my old habits. I feel sad for myself but not ashamed because […]

8 Things I’ve Learned in my 8 Years as a Therapist

8 Things I’ve Learned in my 8 Years as a Therapist

If you’ve ever sought support from a therapist, you’ve (hopefully) experienced the healing benefits and transformation that can occur within the context of a safe relationship. You’ve probably taken away tidbits of wisdom, paired with a whole lot of self-reflection, discovery, and growth, but did you ever stop to think about what your therapist might’ve […]

11 similarities between running and emotional healing

11 similarities between running and emotional healing

11 similarities between running and emotional healing: You gotta start somewhere. And starting is the hardest part. The first mile always feels like crap. It is hard and uncomfortable and even painful sometimes, as your body starts to figure out what you are doing and that you are safe. You’ll want to head back but […]

Finding the Calm in the Corona Storm

Finding the Calm in the Corona Storm

Finding the Calm in the Corona Storm Remember when we thought life was stressful? Two short weeks ago, we were thrust into a rapidly progressing global pandemic that made each and every one of us gain some perspective on our lives as they were, and put our crisis coping capacities to the test. Stress is […]