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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

Happy Easter! I posted this blog last week on my relationship page but want to share it here as well. This experience is so worth being a part of if you are interested. I need to take a step away from my usual blog this week to let you all know that Looking Glass Summer… Read More

I need to take a step away from my usual blog this week to let you all know that Looking Glass Summer Camp registration is open! This really is the highlight of my year, not just my professional year but my year as a whole. Each year I meet 24 amazing young women (between the… Read More

I am not entirely sure how to start this blog or how to describe this documentary. A client of mine told me I needed to watch it and, sadly, I delayed until recently under the excuse that I was busy. Little did I realize how impactful this movie would be on my understanding of myself… Read More