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My colleague Quetzo showed me this image when she was updating a presentation we were giving together. How painstakingly true is this message? For people in general yes, but especially for those who struggle with eating disorders. How is it that we live in a world where we would rank coffee or shopping, clothes sizes… Read More

I read an interview today with Esther Perel. If you don't know her, you should definitely watch her Ted Talk on Youtube, it's great. This article though was amazing. I felt like I read it and it screamed so many truths I felt I had to share. How often do we get our partners desire… Read More

As summer is ramping up we are getting closer to the time of year where people are taking holidays and getting away from the every day to enjoy time off in new or familiar places. I believe vacations are such an important part of our wellness because they allow us to escape and reflect on… Read More

Stephen Covey first wrote about this in his 7 Habits of Highly Affective People. He believes communication is the most critical skill we need in order to be successful and in many ways I agree. How often are we listening only to craft our own response? How often, in your relationships, have you reacted before… Read More

Recently my colleague Nicole Keay and I gave a presentation to the Eating Disorder Network about some of the cool things we are doing over at the Looking Glass Foundation. The network is filled with a lot of people high up in the eating disorder world here in Vancouver (mainly the health authorities) who are… Read More

Have you ever wondered what makes some relationships successful and others less so? Or why some couples seem to have that “it” factor that makes them seem happy and connected even during times of stress while others have a hard time seeming connected even during the good times? I have to be honest, I spent… Read More

One of my colleagues and The Looking Glass Foundation, Nicole Keay, recently wrote a really awesome blog on how, as women especially, we often get caught up in engaging in "water cooler" talk about our bodies, weight and the latest diet trends. She hits on some really key points about how these conversations often leave… Read More

Have you ever found yourself in a situation in your relationship that is emotionally loaded but that you and your partner both have completely different experiences of? Often in my couples therapy work, the real issues lie somewhere in the middle of what each individual is saying. The reason for this is because we project… Read More

I have been in this field for quite some time now and I will often get asked about my own journey to recovery. What was it that allowed me to recover? How did I know I was recovered? Do really feel free of all of those nasty and obsessive thoughts that trapped me for many… Read More

It is a true and sad reality that the majority of the couples I see in my office are couples who are experiencing significant relationship distress. Often they come in because they have reached a point where they aren’t sure how to carry forward if there aren’t significant changes. I admire that they come in… Read More