Grieving the loss of a pet

Loss Can Hit Suddenly The loss of a family pet can happen suddenly, and without prior warning. Grieving the loss of a pet can leave us and family members reeling from the impact. The pain of losing a family pet, can be as difficult and complicated as losing a member of the family.  The relationships … Read more

Are You Affected By Workplace Bullying?

Are You Affected By Workplace Bullying

Do You Think Bullying Only Happens To Kids? Guess again!  With the recent focus over the past couple of years on bullying of children in schools, and through social media, one is tempted to think that we are finally getting a handle on this difficult and severely distressing problem. Seeing kids wearing pink shirts, and … Read more

Droughts, Forest Fires, and Hot Hazy Days! Summer Stress Relief

Summer Stress Relief The good news is that summer is here! And we’ve been waiting a long time for it. Any Islander, whether born or transplanted, who has endured the rainy, cloudy, seemingly never-ending gray days of winter has longed for summer weather to get here. Okay, maybe it is just me! But I have … Read more

Perception Is Key!

Perception Is All A professor once said, “perception is all“. How prophetic a statement that was at the time! I didn’t realize the importance of that statement until many years later. You see, the professor in question was a marketing professor, and how true it is that, it is not the truth of what the … Read more

Nanaimo Counselling

Nanaimo Counselling Services Now Being Offered! I am very pleased to be able to begin offering counselling services in the Nanaimo area. Recently having moved here from Victoria, I am eager to offer my services to help you get through whatever is ailing you. My areas of expertise range from individual counselling covering a host … Read more

Communication Tip #2: Taking Turns Talking AND Listening!

 Taking Turns: Talking AND Listening Communication tips may come in many forms and varieties, but one thing is sure: If one person isn’t really listening while the other person is talking, there are bound to be all kinds of miscommunication problems! What does it mean to really listen? Really listening would mean: Paying attention Looking … Read more