You’ll never know until you crack it open

  Aren’t these eggs beautiful?  They came from Mary and Sam’s chickens near Tweed, Ontario.  Here I am about to make an omelette.  I see these eggs as a metaphor to how I work with individuals, couples, and families in my psychotherapy practice in Toronto.  There’s something familiar about each person and each situation but every one is different and unique…

ADHD – another perspective

Richard Saul is a behavioral neurologist who has offered second opinions to hard-to-treat patients, many of them children, for more than 30 years. Not once has he confirmed an initial diagnosis of ADHD. Using detailed case histories, Saul argues that conditions that present as ADHD are most likely the result of vision, sleep, or mood…

Labour Day 2014

    Unplugging, paying attention to the sounds of nature.  Great summer therapy. Now we’re headed back to school and Fall routines, city schedules, things to do, people to see, challenges to climb.   If you could use someone to talk with about your issues who is not your  family or best friend, give me a call or email my counselling practice.  You will know within…

Sneakers

My first car was a VW Beetle.   I hand painted it because I bought it with my own money and I could hand paint it if I wanted to.  My second car was a Volvo.  I owned it and I hand painted it too.  This is not something I would necessarily do any more and my present…

All in place

Some people are so organized, it’s scary. But setting priorities and establishing boundaries can really make a difference in our lives.  Some people are better at it than others.  It’s a learnable skill.  Once you’ve mastered saying yes and no at will,  you will become a lot happier, you will get more respect from others,  and you will gain better control over your own life.  …