Welcome Back!

I am not sure if the welcome is for me or for you, but it feels good to me to get back to this space with the new look and I hope you will like it also. This is my first blog in one month. I took time off to work on a new look…

THERAPY 4: HOW DOES THERAPY WORK?

While most of us have experienced feeling better after talking to a friend or acquaintance about a problem, how and why therapy works goes beyond such an experience as this. The relief we feel after discussing a problem with a friend can be attributed to the impact of venting, the impact of “getting something off…

The Shepherd

This year I participated in a Blue Christmas service, which is a service for people who find the holiday season difficult. I was a contributor and, because I write, I was asked to tell the Christmas story from a different perspective. I decided to tell to take the voice of a shepherd and this was…

What Do You Say?

What do you say when you would really like to convince someone to look after themselves? Many of us who are caregivers know that the holidays can be difficult for those we care for or care about. We truly do want to remind them to look after themselves, to avoid becoming worn out. Can you…

The Language of Siblings

I am on a train travelling home from Quebec City. I have been to visit my younger sister. As I get further away from her, I am watching the landscape of my youth  –  the flat plain of the St. Lawrence River lowlands – pass by. An important element of my relationship with my sister…