Posted On: 2 Feb,2013 By:
Category: Couples

Maintaining Emotional Connection When You’re Apart

The Early Years Think for a moment about when you first started dating. What attracted you to your partner? What did s/he do that you really liked? What did you do together that made you feel close, that built a deep and strong connection? When you thought about him or her in the early days, […]

Posted On: 17 Jan,2013 By:
Category: Depression

Mindfully Moving Past Depression

I’ve written blogs about depression. For example: The Deep Dark Hole of Depression Finding Meaning in Life When You’re Feeling Depressed Moving Past Sadness or Depression I I’ve also written about mindfulness:

Posted On: 10 Jan,2013 By:
Category: Couple's Retreat

A Tailor-Made Couples Retreat in Canmore

Who comes to the private retreats? I’m amazed and in awe of how hard couples are willing to work to make things better in their relationships. People come wanting to do to things such as rekindle their love, deepen their friendship, to feel closer to one another again, to have support in communication and conflict, […]

Posted On: 19 Nov,2012 By:
Category: Goals and Change, Solution-focused

Living Life to the Fullest: Creating Your Ideal life

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh Choose with no regret Continue to learn Appreciate your friends Do what you love Live as if this is all there is. ~Mary Anne Radmacher Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of […]

Posted On: 8 Nov,2012 By:
Category: Abuse, Couples

Standing Up in Abusive Relationships

Suzanna Suzanna was swept off her feet by Stanley. He was charismatic, charming, interesting, and really attentive. In the early days they would go out for really long dates and the time would fly. After 6 months of dating, Stanley asked Suzanna to move in with him and she said yes. A week prior to […]

Posted On: 31 Oct,2012 By:
Category: Couple's Retreat

Moving past Skeletons in the Closet during a Marriage Retreat

*Veronica and Darryl came for the marriage retreat after both realized their relationship just wasn’t getting better on its own. They were committed to their relationship but couldn’t figure out how to bridge the ocean that was growing between them.

Posted On: 24 Oct,2012 By:
Category: Couple's Retreat

A Couples Retreat for Counseling Virgins

The decision *Jack had never been to counseling before. He was used to dealing with things by himself. The thought of talking to a stranger about their personal problems was so completely foreign he had a hard time imagining it let alone actually doing it.

Posted On: 12 Sep,2012 By:
Category: Suicide

Death by Suicide: Ways to Help Yourself Before it’s too Late

I was deeply saddened when a friend and mountain guide committed suicide recently. It was an incredibly unfortunate end to his life. Like many of his friends, I knew he had been troubled by depression. A hard to accept reality for any mountain guide is that if they work in their career for some length […]

Posted On: 29 Aug,2012 By:
Category: Couple's Retreat

Couples Retreat Help

This year has been incredibly busy with couple’s retreats. It’s work I find incredibly gratifying. Working with people who are on the brink of ending their relationships, who have been devastated by affairs, who have arguments that go badly, or who have grown apart is challenging. But it’s also really rewarding to witness people coming […]

Posted On: 20 Jun,2012 By:
Category: Depression

The Deep Dark Hole of Depression

A Depression Story You’re lying in bed at home. It’s time to get up. It’s been time to get up for hours. You just can’t quite get yourself to do it. Your body feels heavy and you have no energy. You’re so tired despite sleeping the last 12 hours. You finally pull yourself out of […]