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A psychologist recently suggested to me that people need to put their "scaffolding" in place as quickly as possible, both physically and emotionally, when they find themselves injured. I like the word scaffolding. It brings to mind the visual image of a building that is surrounded by scaffolding during a renovation. This visual image is […] Continue Reading

I learned several days ago that my neighbour, Sharon, has a problem with her lower back. She has a damaged disc near the base of her spine. Her physiotherapist told her this is not an uncommon problem. She is 53-years old. The physiotherapist said disc problems can come with aging and the inevitable deterioration of the […] Continue Reading

Dr. Daniel Amen is a psychiatrist and expert on brain imaging science. In this TedxTalk, Dr. Amen describes how brain imaging can change paradigms and our understanding of what a healthy brain and life can be. By first describing what hurts the brain -- including physical injury, drugs, alcohol, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, environmental […] Continue Reading

Dr. Lissa Rankin is a physician that specializes in health and wellness. In this TedTalk, titled “ The shocking truth about your health” Dr. Rankin shares how her own personal journey led her to leave the field of medicine, discouraged by the system yet determined to find out what really makes a healthy body. Dr Rankin […] Continue Reading

A significant number of the clients I counsel experience muscle tension and neck pain, and can benefit from seeing a physiotherapist. A physiotherapist that I work closely with recently shared that all the clients I refer to him from my practice have the same problem with muscle tension when they first arrive at his office. […] Continue Reading

Many of my clients tell me they have difficulty sleeping at night when we initially meet. I ask them to consider what habits they may have, both good and bad, that could be affecting their ability to get a good night’s sleep. It’s important to watch what you put in your body in the hours leading […] Continue Reading

Many of my clients tell me they have difficulty sleeping at night when we initially meet. I tell them that if the goal is to get a better night’s sleep, they can start working towards that goal by implementing some positive behavior changes that they can maintain over the longer-term. With every goal we set in […] Continue Reading

As a psychologist who counsels clients with anger management issues, I often reference a book written in the early 1980s by Duke University’s Redford Williams, MD. In his book “Anger Kills”, Williams discusses a series of steps for managing anger. I reference William’s research to demonstrate to my clients how learning to manage anger and other negative […] Continue Reading

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