When people talk about expectations they often wrap it with a preceding description such as “high expectations” or “low expectations” or “no expectations” at all. It is interesting when you look at the traditional definition of what an expectation is and ponder how it fits for your life. [More]
I do not believe that counselling needs to be isolated and enclosed within four walls… what happens in sessions should be able to be used on the outside, in someone’s lived life. Sometimes this is called experiential therapy and is why I believe that horses help creating practical applications of the utmost importance. Can you imagine having 40 acres and five horses as a part of the counselling experience? What kind of a world would that create to allow the freedom to explore and express yourself. [More]
November 27, 2013
by Stephanie Byrne
The glamorization of drama on television and in reality shows paints a very different picture about how intimate female friendships are in real life. Friendships are being displayed publicly where the women are acting like they are still going through the " toddler terrible two's." We are all ultimately being represented in an extremely negative manner by these shows. [More]
October 24, 2013
by Ashley Marie
Much like Theravie, Psych Central – a world-class mental health and psychology network – also values quality over quantity. So this week, Theravive (www.theravive.com) and Psych Central (www.PsychCentral.com) announced a new partnership. [More]
October 12, 2013
by Ashley Marie
Breast cancer can touch anyone. Here is a story of love and courage in the face of this struggle. [More]
September 10, 2013
by Ashley Marie
September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day.
On this day, governments lead new initiatives to help prevent suicide, conferences and lectures are provided to raise awareness about suicide, and candlelight ceremonies are held in remembrance of those who died from suicide.
Suicide and suicidal thoughts affect individuals all across the globe. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 1... [More]
Directed by Canadian Film Maker Mr.James Cameron
Like all great artists and masters of language, Mr. Cameron's genius opens up the deeper and sometimes hidden collective themes and truths of life. On the surface, "The Abyss" presents a good story filled with elements of mission, danger and risk. Basically the story is about a team of people on an undersea drilling rig who are asked by the milita... [More]
I have known Elizabeth for a number of years. Outwardly she gives the impression of being a very quiet, gentle and passive woman. I had never heard her disagree with anyone. She is generous, fair minded and loving towards everyone.
She approached me a while back as she was receiving disturbing dreams and felt that her whole life was being shaken. She was experiencing a hi... [More]
Many of us plan vacations to get away from our busy schedules. Arlene Uhi’s text, The Complete Idiots Guide to Beating Stress, suggests that much of the stress we experience is often connected to our daily routines (i.e. commute, commitments, and concerns) (Uhi 2006).
According to a recent 2009 study completed by Joudrey and Wallace, active leisure pursuits (such as taking a vacation) helped... [More]