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Why does getting better suck so bad?!

Why is it that doing something that we know will be good for us is so hard to do and can feel so terrible? It is the same reason people often tap in and out of therapy, change is hard and here is why…  The first part of change is DISTRESS. We become aware there is a need … Continue reading Why does getting better suck so bad?!

Are you guilty of playing the blame game?

We all blame. We blame people for the crappy things that have happened to us, we blame them for us being stuck or unwell and we blame them for us not getting unstuck. We blame our problems, our health, other people, the weather, pets, you name it! There is nothing we can’t blame and we all have our favourites. … Continue reading Are you guilty of playing the blame game?

Understanding emotions

If you are like most people, emotions and how they work can be confusing sometimes. There may even be times we think we get it, then we somehow loose it. It can be helpful to be reminded of some of the important bits about emotions and why it is important to connect with them in … Continue reading Understanding emotions

Finally get rid of that bad habit!

The most common way we harm ourselves is by PRETENDING it isn’t a big deal. We minimize how hurt or angry we are, pretend smoking or drinking just this time won’t make a huge difference, or having that last piece of cake,  and then distract ourselves to keep it all at bay. We use distracting … Continue reading Finally get rid of that bad habit!

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