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In one of my relationship sessions last week a client asked me how she was to know if her boyfriend was the right one for her. She was worried, as the relationship was getting more serious, that maybe he wouldn’t be the kind of partner she wanted for the rest of her life. He was… Read More

I got asked this question at the Looking Glass Foundation the other day and I think it hits on a really important point. I know a few people who have recovered and they keep trying to tell me how it needs to be done. I don’t want to be rude but I am tired of… Read More

Let’s be honest. Who doesn’t want to be in a relationship that looks like the real life version of The Notebook? I think we all want to find someone that we can still love and be loved by well into our gray haired days. So what is the secret to long lasting relationships? Investing 100%… Read More

There are so many different messages we hear during recovery about what we have/need/should do to make recovery our reality. While recovery is a subjective experience, one that doesn’t always have a clear road map and that is never the same for two people, one commonality is that it is made up of many little… Read More

Often in relationships when we are offered suggestions of ways to improve our relationship we talk about things we should stop doing. You may have read one of my previous blogs about the non-negotiables couples set in a relationship that help individuals set boundaries around behaviors that they feel would be detrimental to the wellbeing… Read More

Often in my office I hear from my clients how they need to recover. The word need is often followed with words like should or have to and the burden my client feels is palpable. I don’t blame people for feeling this way or for feeling as though they need to recover, the challenge is… Read More

I always find this time of year really interesting because of how quickly the focus shifts from holiday celebrations to what we are going to change about ourselves in the upcoming year. Don’t get me wrong, I am all about self improvement but sometimes it seems we can push a little too hard on January… Read More

Happy New Years Eve! Often January can be a very difficult time for individuals working on their recovery because so often we are surrounded by people who set New Years resolutions that are focused on weight loss and getting in shape. It is hard to hold onto your recovery when January rolls around and the… Read More

Just writing a quick post to wish you all a beautiful Christmas Eve/holiday season. This time of year is one of my favourites because it is a time when I am blessed enough to spend a few days with those I love most, doing the simple things like sharing a meal and playing with my… Read More

The holidays, while a beautiful time for many, can be a really big challenge for individuals who struggle with an eating disorder. Not only is food a part of just about every event that takes place but it seems to creep into our regular day to day in ways that aren’t typical (like the never… Read More