Small rebellions

I remember walking into the cottage we rented for many summers and being overwhelmed by the haze of garlic. We were not of Mediterranean background.  Back then,  cooking with garlic was seen as an act of rebellion among my family and neighbours. My mother,  Anglo-Saxon, of sensitive ambitions, sported many small rebellions during her life for which I…

Tipping Point

It’s what we don’t know that we have to learn.  Our culture reinforces us to hide what we don’t know, both from ourselves and from others.  Sometimes the solutions to our problems are obvious to others, just not to ourselves.  If you’ve reached your tipping point and need to talk strategies on how to get…

Postcard from my Summer

New babies know everything.  Just look in their eyes.  Born with their own characters.  Ready to learn from everything.  I hope you have had as great a summer 2012 as I have, enjoying the company of old friends, new children, Taste of the Danforth, a trip to the Ex, family visits, summer in the city and a bit…

Anxiety buster

  Many of my clients come in to see me about anxiety.  This is what one client wrote to me after we worked together for a few sessions.  I have her permisission to post her comments on my blog.    1. Patience – let the loved ones in my life say what they need to…