April is the cruellest month

As Spring envelops us, everything should be alright, right?  In fact, after a long Winter, it’s often the Spring time that brings the most pain.  April is called the cruellest month, often the time that those who’ve held on for dear life over the hibernating months of winter find the most difficult.  “It’s not a question of…

Feeling the squeeze?

Stress stress stress.  Home life, work life balance?  Sounds good but how?  Don’t want to spend hours in therapy?  Come and see me for a session or two and develop useful   living patterns customized for you and for the benefit of your family.  In my psychotherapy practice at Broadview and Danforth, I’ve helped many individuals and couples find ways through the…

Going my way?

Mosaic art is made through the assembly of hundreds of small pieces arranged to make a whole.   Visiting Chicago recently I walked through this beautiful underpass which   reminded me that bones that heal after a break are stronger than they were before a fall.   The same can be said about putting our emotional pieces together to…

Illness – The Art of Living

Illness is no one’s favourite topic but it happens.  How do the physical, social and emotional worlds of a person change when they become ill?  If you suffer from a chronic condition or know someone who does, this lovely little book by Havi Carel, philosophy  teacher in England, brings the subject home in a way…