Coping with Rejection

Marina AgafonovMarina Agafonov, PsychotherapyLeave a Comment

By Marina Agafonov, registered provisional psychologist Ah, fall, a cozy night in with your sweetheart would be lovely. BUT, here’s the thing – you are single and maybe, yet again experienced a rejection. So let me share a personal story and a sure-fire way to help you cope and nurse yourself back to emotional health. Oftentimes, people think that because … Read More

Should I be doing more as a mother? I am exhausted!

Marina AgafonovMarina Agafonov, Parenting, PsychotherapyLeave a Comment

Written by Marina Agafonov, Registered Provisional Psychologist This morning I sat down to chat with Leslie Horton on GlobalNews Calgary about motherhood expectations. Moms place such high expectations on themselves that sometimes they find it hard to live up to their own standards! Remember that you are an expert at this, you know what is best for your child and … Read More

It’s okay to say “I’m not okay, I’m hurting” and the path to happiness.

Marina AgafonovAnxiety, Depression, Marina Agafonov, TraumaLeave a Comment

All too often I see on my Facebook feed, social media in general – false positivity, proclaiming that something is awesome as a way of hiding that in private you are hurting. I’m not saying we shouldn’t share our positive thoughts, but we should not falsify our feelings. It is crucial to your emotional health to recognize your feelings and … Read More

Chronic Pain During Pregnancy

Marina AgafonovChronic Pain, Marina Agafonov, ParentingLeave a Comment

Pregnancy is wonderful! That is the saying you will hear time and time again, rarely will you hear someone say “I had pain during pregnancy”. However the truth of the matter is that pregnancy is difficult and can pose many new health challenges, such as gestational diabetes, chronic pain and various other issues. In 2013, a reality TV starlet, Kim Kardashian shared that … Read More