2011 in Review: Relationship Advice, Anxiety & Depression Tools Etc


Hot air balloons2011 is coming to an end. I’d like to share my most popular posts with you and invite your comments!

Relationship Advice

Lots of people want help in making their relationships better. Whether that’s through a couple’s counselling retreat, couple’s counselling, or reading blog posts like mine, couples are motivated to re-connect in more meaningful ways.

Rebuilding Your Relationship: Rediscovering Love and Connection invites you to focus on your relationship by creating meaningful time together regularly. I also talk about intimacy in relationships and the importance of going to the horizontal disco!

Couple Time 101: Deepening Your Friendship also talks about intimacy as well as getting to know each other again. I invite you to think about what you really like about one another and to talk about your values and goals.

Couple’s Counselling Retreat in Banff invites you to imagine what a retreat in Banff would be like. I talk about both the retreat days and what you might do during your off-time. It’s a retreat in the finest sense of the word!

Anxiety and Depression Tools

Finding Meaning in Life When You’re Feeling Depressed shares the story of an amazing man, Viktor Frankl,  a Jewish psychiatrist who was a prisoner of war during World War II. Through his search for meaning, I invite you to find meaning in your own life.

Worry or Anxiety Be Gone!: Mindfulness Now walks you through a powerful and simple exercise to bring you back to the here and now. It’s something that can be done anytime and anywhere and is easy to do.

Mindfulness Exercises invites you to consider a number of ways you could become more mindful in your day-to-day life.

It’s All in Your Head-No Wait!-Your Guts-Or?: Rethinking Depression talks about the connection between our diet and our mental health. There’s a powerful connection that we often don’t take time to think about.


I’ve written a couple of articles about bullying–both for children and for adults.

Taking the Fun out of Bullying talks about children’s bullying by giving you some information about it and introducing some strategies.

Speaking Up About Workplace Bullying talks about who tends to get bullied and invites you to consider ways you can speak up.

Avalanche Rescue

In the spring, I spoke at the Canadian Avalanche Association Conference about Avalanche Rescue: The Impact of Natural Disasters. This article highlights CISD or Critical Incident Stress Management, a tool that is sometimes used to help people involved in avalanche rescue.

Stay tuned for more in 2012!!