February 2018

Feb 27, 2018
Eight years ago, when I graduated from high school, I never -- not in my WILDEST of dreams -- could have guessed where I would end up today, as I write this personal and intimate blog post for Anxiety Canada. It's funny how life works sometimes, isn't it? One day you can be so confident about your life path, and then the next moment, you realize just how little you know about yourself and where you want to go next. That's what today's blog post is about -- that extremely jarring period in my life when I dealt with the realization that, put simply, my life just wasn't working. And I hope that by sharing this, I can encourage others to come forward with their own narratives and help people feel just a bit less alone. It is my sincere intent to inject a little more honesty and reality into this world of curated social media feeds and start a conversation about the struggles and trials required to achieve what the world typically deems as "successful." I was a very different person eight...
Feb 14, 2018
Watching the Olympics never ceases to inspire me. Since I’m a psychologist, not an athlete, I might notice different things than the average sports enthusiast. Although the physicality of the athletes obviously impresses me, it is their mental strength and resilience that I wish to reflect upon in this blog post. One thing I love about the Olympics is watching people fall. I’m not talking about a fall where an athlete gets injured – I don’t like that kind of fall. But I like the “normal” falls. I love seeing the best of the best fall down and get back up again. I love seeing the best of the best fall and still win a gold medal. It is so inspiring, and it’s an excellent reminder to us all. It’s easy to get stuck thinking the world will end if we “fall” – if we fail, if we get rejected, if we lose. If we think that way, we will generally feel anxious about falling. Since feeling anxious is uncomfortable and unpleasant, we may go out of our way to avoid falling. The only problem is that...