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I hear this statement in my counselling office all the time “I spend a lot of my time in isolation because of my eating disorder. My goal for myself is to try to spend a bit more time with those I love but whenever I get asked I automatically want to say no. How can… Read More

In hard times, one of my favorite writers, Glennon Doyle, frequently reminds those who follow her that we can do hard things. I love this quote because it has served as a reminder in my own challenging moments that not only are we capable of doing hard things but also that we must. In relationships… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving! I had the joy of sneaking down to Florida for 3 days a few weeks ago to spend time with one of my oldest friends. We became friends when I was two and she was three and despite her moving to Florida when I was just eleven, we have managed to stay connected… Read More

I read an article this week about the effects of affairs on relationships where there are kids involved. It was an article on Parents.com which is why the article focused on affairs and kids but the points made seem pretty true even for those who don’t have kids. You can click here to read it… Read More

I love writing about the different seasons because without a doubt we are impacted by them changing and the message each season seems to bring. Before I jump in to answer your question, I just want to acknowledge that it is really normal to feel overwhelmed by changes in the season and the message that… Read More

This quote is likely one of the truest things about relationships. So often in life we think that the secret to intimacy is linked to sex or the amount of time we spend with someone. This is why so many people live in lonely relationships while convincing themselves that what they are experiencing is healthy… Read More

I read this great blog post by my colleague Maja who works with me at the Looking Glass Foundation. She spoke about the role of spontaneity in recovery and some simple (even if not always easy) ways you can incorporate it into your life to improve your overall wellbeing. Her article in particular focuses on… Read More

I don’t know about you but I have always felt that September is the start of a new year far more than January. It is likely as a result of spending all those years in school but it also feels like a time of transition – with the closing of summer and the start of… Read More

This topic often comes up in my office at all different stages of the eating disorder journey and is a really important topic in recovery and life in general. Mental illness can have a pretty big impact on our finances, and on our ability to manage our money in a way that boosts our financial… Read More

Working with relationships, one of the inevitable conversations that comes up is the person’s or couples sex life. Are they satisfied? Can they talk about it? What’s normal? For many people talking about sex is really difficult. Lots of individuals grew up in homes or in socials circles that made sex a very hush-hush topic… Read More