6 Habits that Cultivate Confidence & Happiness

Happiness is often associated with immediate gratification, for example winning the lottery, the beginning of a new romance or even indulging in your favorite comfort food. According to research, however, happiness is influenced by your lifestyle choices and genetic disposition.  This happiness 'set-point' that largely determines your well-being will fluctuate when something positive happens or the … Continue reading 6 Habits that Cultivate Confidence & Happiness

Less Stress – More Success: 8 Tips to Ensure that Working from Home is Productive

Whether it is due to weather conditions or simply a perk of the job, more and more of us have the option to work from home. Fortunately, working from home has become increasingly more popular and possible. In 2016, Consultancy Group PWC undertook a study, which found that 38 percent of U.S. workers can work from … Continue reading Less Stress – More Success: 8 Tips to Ensure that Working from Home is Productive

5 steps to Reawaken your Joy within the Next 30 Days

Are you bored with your life? Or feeling as though you are stuck in a rut? Perhaps you have just returned from a summer trip, feeling less comfortable in your now tight clothes and feeling a little guilty about all those impulse purchases and expensive cocktails that you enjoyed? You may have even taken a fearful step … Continue reading 5 steps to Reawaken your Joy within the Next 30 Days

Finding the Right Therapist is a lot like Dating…

When searching for the 'right' therapist, it is striking how similar this process can feel to dating for a number of reasons. Just like finding the ideal mate, finding the right therapist strongly influences your mental health and overall sense of well being. Unfortunately, it is not as simple as browsing the Psychology Today website, … Continue reading Finding the Right Therapist is a lot like Dating…

13 Steps to Mastering the Art of a Peaceful Slumber

Sleep allows the brain to recover from the rigors of the day.  Not getting enough sleep has been found to increase the risk of obesity, heart disease and depression. According to the 2017 Journal of the National Sleep Foundation, the average adult requires 8 hours sleep (that is one third of your day).  If you live, … Continue reading 13 Steps to Mastering the Art of a Peaceful Slumber

The Act of ‘Googling’: A Gateway to your Subconscious Thought Process

Psychoanalysts and psychotherapists such as Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung,  Marion Milner and Ira Progoff have all used journalling as a tool to gain a personal insight into their client's subconscious. Writing a journal is a form of expressive therapy allowing one to process his or her emotions and most importantly decompress.  The purpose of writing … Continue reading The Act of ‘Googling’: A Gateway to your Subconscious Thought Process