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Perfectionism: Excessive Worries About What Others Think vs Healthy Striving for Excellence

It’s only natural to feel a bit of worry about what others think of you. Especially when you’ve possibly got a snag of broccoli sticking out of your teeth or you forgot to wash your jeans before casual Friday at work. Yet, aside from mouth-invading vegetation and dirty pants, this sort of worry should be…
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Fighting to Control Your Emotions? 4 Practical Tips to Deal with Depression

Trudy Jacobsen | Depression Some emotions such as joy or inspiration are wonderful to experience. We usually welcome them with open arms. Conversely, we often meet emotions such as sadness or frustration with a large “please leave now” sign. These feelings can quickly drag us down into the pits of despair, impacting our bodies and…
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It’s okay not to be okay! Five practical ways to support someone facing a loss.

Trudy Jacobsen | Grief and loss If you’re like many people, you’re okay letting the shoulder of your shirt get tear-soaked. You’re a good person, and being that “rock” is honourable. You’re willing to love and care for those who are facing a loss, even without knowing exactly how. Yet, when that same bereaved person…
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How to Make a Conscious Effort to Understand and Meet your Partner’s Needs

Trudy Jacobsen | Relationships Being in a successful relationship takes purposeful work. Sometimes connecting with each other comes more naturally. Other days, it may be very hard to find a path to your partner. For this reason, it’s important to make a conscious effort to understand your partner’s needs. Doing so makes connecting possible. But…
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How Emotion Focused Therapy Can Improve Your Family Relationships

Trudy Jacobsen | Relationships | Family Being a part of a family unit can be both rewarding and challenging, all at the same time. On one hand, your family consists of irreplaceable bonds you’ll keep throughout your lifetime. On the other hand, there are days when the very same people drive you up the wall.…
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Three Keys to Overcoming Depression and Reclaiming Joy

Joy doesn’t always come to us naturally. Some days, it feels like joy and happiness seem to take a hike… and forgotten the way home. For those struggling with depression, chasing down a slither of happiness can feel more like swimming against a strong current. It’s downright gruelling! What can make sense in those moments…
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Relationship Counselling: Is it for you? 5 Benefits

It’s not that long ago, we didn’t fully understand what was making great relationships so successful, and struggling relationships so difficult to turn around. thanks goodness things have changed! we now have a very clear understanding of the strategies to help all relationships thrive. Relationship counselling can benefit any couple, no matter if you’re dealing…
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How to Stop Swinging from Sad and Depressed to Angry and Annoyed

Do you swing from feeling sad and depressed to angry and annoyed? Is your relationship suffering? Are you tired of this cycle and looking for a way out? If you are feeling stuck in an unwanted pattern of behaviour, this Blog was written for you! The information provided here is life changing. It will help…
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