Tomorrow may be a day intended to celebrate a very alive father in your life. But perhaps you have a dad who hasn't done the work of parenting in a way that warrants celebrating. Thoughts on the tension of engaging Father's Day when you have a disengaged dad.
Thoughts on transition and new growth, and the necessity of deconstructing old stories and structures in order to reconstruct new ones.
Change, even good change, can begin a grief process for people as they wrestle to say goodbye to what was, and welcome something new. Reflections from a counsellor on change, loss, and sadness.
Instead of capacity pointing to that which we are able to do or achieve - we operate as though it is something we must achieve, or else we're somehow failing.
Know any guys aged 40-60? These men have the highest risk of suicide out there. Suicide is clearly not just a teenage issue.
Replacing stuff sucks. Except having stuff be used so long that it wears out points to a certain level of steadiness. And that is actually a really, really good thing.
People don't get to yoga because someone cleared the way. They get there because they carve out space and time...Self-care doesn't just happen, it is a conscious and intentional choice.
Just as Winnipeg endures winter every year, we also face our own bleak and hard seasons that leave debris and damage underneath. Thoughts on how therapy and street sweeping are not all that different.
First timers in therapy - these folks are some of the bravest out there. Therapist thoughts on what it's like to work with new clients.
Good intentions with helping don't actually always create healthy outcomes for the person on the receiving end of help. Let's think critically about when helping may not be helpful.