The Stories We Tell Ourselves

The Stories We Tell Ourselves  In this classroom video and article, I share strategies for transforming painful experiences. Especially those beyond your control. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=119i-Qv-ep0 Background Reality Testing: Psychology Theories Cognitive Reframing and Restructuring Identifying and challenging irrational or maladaptive thoughts ABC Model - Cognitive Behavioural Technique Antecedent, Belief, Consequence Application Reality Testing: Real-Life Example In... Continue Reading →

Cultivating Mental Health Daily: Psychology Speech

Positive Psychology in Education This month I had the opportunity to give a speech on positive mental health practices to 700 people at the Greater Essex County District School Board in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Audience Members The audience was comprised of education support staff and front line workers, including Education Assistants, Child and Youth Care... Continue Reading →

Embracing Change and Moving Forward | The Drive Magazine

“Old Ways Won’t Open New Doors” Original Source: The Drive Magazine Change is both personal and universal. Everyone goes through changes and transformations. We are born. We grow old. What sets us apart is how we experience change. 1. Personality of Change How we perceive the world has a significant impact on how we experience... Continue Reading →

Put a Time Limit on Negativity | The Drive Magazine

Original Source: The Drive Magazine Time and Energy Management When I was a kid, my mom set the egg timer for almost everything we did. Whether it was how long we spent doing our homework, weeding the garden, watching television, or complaining about life’s challenges. 1. Passing versus Permanent Difficulties Setting a time limit helped... Continue Reading →

Coping With Loneliness During the Holidays

NEW Interview December 22, 2020Loneliness during COVID-19 HolidaysAM800 CKLW Morning Show: Click Here When we feel a painful emotion, our first instinct is to pull away. To numb the pain. To hide from the intensity. This was the case for Sarah and Jack, two unique individuals with vastly different circumstances. But they each experienced the... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Awareness & Education

In Celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month in Canada https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqs-qUHSAnA In this video, I share an overview of my latest psychology article in The Drive Magazine (May, Issue 121). An issue devoted entirely to mental health awareness, treatment, and prevention. With the ultimate goal of ending the stigma of mental illness. Instead of thinking of... Continue Reading →

Optimism Bootcamp Workshop and Article

OPTIMISM BOOTCAMP: Overcoming Learned Helplessness is a dynamic, interactive psychology workshop based on an article I wrote for The Drive Magazine https://youtu.be/z_DNIWYh6vE 1/ Optimism Article https://thedrivemagazine.com/posts/optimism-bootcamp 2/ Optimism Bootcamp - April 2019 https://youtu.be/z_DNIWYh6vE 3/ Optimism Bootcamp - August 2019 https://youtu.be/LgACYyFv2YQ

Failure as Feedback | The Drive Magazine

There are two ways of looking at failure. Failure as FEEDBACK. Failure as PUNISHMENT. ⊕⊕⊕⊕⊕ One energizes. The other paralyzes. WHY FAILURE IS NECESSARYI believe that failure is essential for success, at work and in our personal lives. Failure lights our way to what we’re ultimately meant to do. Especially when we embrace it and... Continue Reading →

Lean into Loneliness | The Drive Magazine

Good news to share! This month I published my first psychology advice column for a Canadian magazine. The same magazine that profiled my work in positive psychology. My intention for the psychology article is to inspire and comfort individuals experiencing loneliness during the holidays.  VIDEO OVERVIEW https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JU1eYOWaleg  Writing dreams & goals. I have been writing... Continue Reading →

Enhancing well-being during the holidays

Do you find Christmas holidays stressful? If you’re anything like me (and Santa Claus), you answered yes. Something I wrote about in the December issue of The DRIVE magazine. Including the benefits of leaning into difficult emotions. Because the more we try to fight discomfort, the longer it lasts. "The root of all suffering is attachment." Buddha Stop... Continue Reading →

3 C’s of Positive Psychology | The Drive Magazine

Happy Monday Everyone! I am excited to share my interview with The Drive Magazine on positive psychology and stress resilience. Inspired by my TEDx Talk: Thriving Under Pressure. The 3 C's of Positive Psycholog My favourite part of this photo is the story behind it.When the magazine was arranging the photo shoot, they asked where... Continue Reading →

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