Reflections

Tessa Burns MartinPsychotherapy1 Comment

Normally I put work away on weekends but I am having one of those rare moments where the kids are in bed early and I have time to reflect. This is the first time in weeks that I have felt stillness because of all the preparations for the new space. And as I reflect, I felt it was necessary to … Read More

Coping with Holiday Stress – the SINGLES edition!

Marina AgafonovPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

By Marina Agafonov Registered Provisional Psychologist It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or so the song goes anyways, but you have been invited to numerous parties, and you have no one to take with you as your date to that ugly Christmas sweater party. Not to fret! Let me tell you about the awesome parts of being single … Read More

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

Four tips to kick procrastination to the curb

Jasmin Dhillon, PHDJasmin Dhillon, PsychotherapyLeave a Comment

Written by Jasmin Dhillon, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist Procrastination is a fairly common problem – everyone does it! Procrastination is delaying or putting something off for later. It can take the form of sleeping, eating, engaging in other pleasurable activities, or even engaging in tasks that are not as important as the task that is being avoided. For many procrastination can become … 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

Holiday stress and how to manage

Marina AgafonovMarina Agafonov, Psychotherapy, StressLeave a Comment

‘Tis the season to be merry! If only the holiday season was so simple! However for most of us the holiday season brings in additional stress, between the looming deadlines at work and the holiday family drama it all can become too much for a person to handle. Recently I attended a children’s book fundraiser where I came across a book from my favorite … Read More