Do You Normalize Mistreatment?

Woman walking away after mistreatment from partner.

You might and not even know it. Do you have a loved one (e.g., partner, parent, friend, family member) who does or says things to you that you don’t like, but you don’t do anything about it?  Do you excuse their poor behaviour by saying things like,  “Sometimes you have to look beyond the behaviour […]

Dealing with Disappointment in Your Relationships

Have you ever been disappointed in your relationships? Although relationships are an essential part of our lives, whether they are with our family, friends, colleagues, or romantic partners, sooner or later they will be met with disappointment. This is just part of doing relationships. As humans, we all make mistakes and (un)intentionally hurt each other. […]

Are You Hiding Your Scars?

I’ve been thinking about scars this week. Two years ago on April 1, in the height of the pandemic I had hip replacement surgery. I woke up with 50 staples holding the two sides of my hip together. At first, nobody knew about my surgery, except for my “bubble”. It was the perfect time to […]

How to Break the Cycle of Trauma

Person alone with it's own shadow pointing at them.

As human beings, we are constantly shaped and influenced by our environment, experiences, and relationships. However, some of us carry the heavy burden of intergenerational trauma, passed down through generations like a dark inheritance. It can manifest in different ways, affecting our mental and emotional health, relationships, and overall well-being. But there is hope. You […]

How to Defeat Intergenerational Trauma

Have you ever felt like there’s something standing in the way of true intimacy with your partner? Something that you just can’t seem to shake, no matter how hard you try? It’s possible that intergenerational trauma is to blame. As a therapist and relationship expert, I’ve seen firsthand how past experiences can negatively impact our […]

How to Crush Your Inner Critic

What’s your inner voice like? Do you find yourself constantly criticizing yourself? Do you feel like you’re never good enough? It’s time to break free from the chains of self-criticism and learn to love yourself. Self-criticism is a common experience for many individuals, and it often stems from childhood experiences. Parents, caregivers, and other authority […]

How to Attain the Relationship of Your Dreams

(This is part 5 of 5 in the Attachment Series. If you missed the others, you could find them on my this page) As human beings, we are wired for connection, yet not all connections are created equal. Some connections are nurturing and fulfilling, while others can be toxic and damaging. The quality of your […]

Feeling Confused in Your Relationship?

(This is part 4 of 5 in the Attachment Series. If you missed the others, you could find them here in the blog area.) Your relationships are one of the most important aspects of your life. They give you a sense of purpose, belonging, and love. However, what happens when the very thing you need […]