Stories of Nostalgia

Stories of Nostalgia

Who I Am Is How I Formed   Stranger Things (the show) ignited my raging nostalgia for the 80’s and every wonderful thing those years held for me. That was the decade I became me.  Those years and everyone in it shaped and formed my core beliefs, my...
Connection is the Antidote

Connection is the Antidote

Shame and addiction are two sides of the same coin and, connection is the antidote.   Right Brain Demanding Connection   Addiction is a symptom of chronic shame.  This is why affective regulation is the antidote for any addictive behaviour, (including Eating...
Suicidality

Suicidality

Suicidality – It is Human to think about Death and Dying What if there isn’t an end to fear, anger, sadness? I’m scared to get better – who will I be without it, (depression/anxiety/suicidality)? Why do I have to get better for someone else?...
The Many Faces of Depression

The Many Faces of Depression

Many Faces Many of us have misconceptions about what depression looks like or feels like. Let me list the ones that I can think of: The classic – not being able to get out of bed.  Sad, crying all the time, or the opposite – not caring and being empty and...
Regret.

Regret.

What do you regret you DID NOT DO?  Research shows that on our death bed we are not mourning what we did, but rather what we did not do. One example of regret I come across often in my work is with couples. Never is regret more intense and impactful as in...
ADHD and Sensitivity

ADHD and Sensitivity

In this weeks blog, I wanted to write about ADHD and sensitivities.  There’s a lot of talk right now about ADHD – especially new diagnoses in adults. I’ve been thinking about ADHD for many years.  I’ve been working with people with ADHD my...