Keeping Well

“Life just happens. That’s not the crazy part. The crazy part is when people fight it, when they don’t let it just happen.”   C JoyBell C Keeping well is an art form.  For some people, this is their physical health BUT mental health is just as important.  Without both, our mind and spirit does…

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Evidence based therapies

“Look … first and foremost, I’m a scientist. That means it’s my responsibility to make observations and gather evidence before forming a hypothesis, not vice versa.”  Allen Steele For those who are seeing a therapist/counsellor under a Mental Health Treatment Plan, there are a number of guidelines we need to meet.  The treatment needs to…

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Local or out of region?

“We don’t heal in isolation, but in community.”  S Kelley Harrell This week’s topic is always interesting – local or out of region?  Many people love to shop online, however this does not work for me for a number of reasons.  The same with services, we have a similar choice apart from services that do…

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Receiving support – a new experience

“Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don’t go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won’t laugh at you.”    Jim Rohn Receiving support can be difficult at times. For me, I like to provide the support, both professionally and personally.  So, this was a…

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What is self-care?

“One person’s self-care isn’t necessarily another’s – there is going to be a lot of individuality.” Gail Saltz Self-care is a concept that is quite new to people.  Some think that self-care is a form of indulgence or even selfish.  At its very essence, self-care is a way of nurturing yourself on a daily basis…

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Teamwork and/or trusting your team

“No one can whistle a symphony.  It takes a whole orchestra to play it”.  HE Luccock This week I am talking about teamwork and also trusting your team. Whether you are in a work team or have a team around you for health or social reasons, you need to work at being cohesive.  The team…

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Remembering your “why”

“Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swiveled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark.”  Bryce Courtenay I often recall how I fell into social work when invited to consider…

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New Learnings

“Change can be frightening, and the temptation is often to resist it. But change almost always provides opportunity – to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work.” Klaus Schwab This year, I have decided to be brave and not only learn a new modality of therapy but also…

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Goals

“If you’re bored with life — you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things — you don’t have enough goals.” Lou Holtz This week’s topic is about goals and for me, this isn’t just business goals – it also includes my self-care and hobbies. Over twenty years ago, I was…

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Those old stories……

“In the light, we read the inventions of others; in the darkness we invent our own stories. ”  Alberto Manguel I was prompted this week to write a Facebook post about “the old stories you tell yourself”.  This really had me thinking about the stories that I have held over the years and how easy…

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