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Photo by Huy Phan on Unsplash Have you ever read a book that helped you understand so much more about why your relationships failed? This was the case when I checked out “Attached” by Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel S.F. Heller. Levine and Heller offer a simplified, scientific explanation of adult attachment and dating styles and how that it […]

Couples, Dating, General

January 27, 2020

Adult Attachment and Dating Styles

With so many apps available in the app store, knowing where to start, which reviews to trust and what is actually recommended by real mental health professionals can be confusing. Read Ashley’s review of mental health apps.

Anxiety, Couples, Depression, General, Resources, Stress Reduction

November 20, 2019

Mental Health Apps That Are Therapist Approved

mental health apps

The Seven Principles Workshop for couples is a two-day marriage workshop based on the internationally acclaimed research of Dr. John Gottman as presented in his New York Times bestselling book—The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. This educational workshop has been offered across the United States, Canada and internationally, and has strengthened the relationships of […]


February 5, 2019

Gottman Seven Principles Workshop

Gottman Seven Principles Workshop

This article is a special feature written by Paul Sweatman, a divorce mediator practice in the Vancouver-area. Paul offers clients an alternative to using a lawyer for the entire process, creating a space for dignity and respect. We’re happy to feature Paul’s article and recommend his services to our clients going through a divorce. I once traveled […]

Couples, Divorce

September 25, 2017

Marriage as a Flight: A Divorce Mediator’s Perspective

Marriage as a Flight - divorce mediation

Counselling for infidelity, otherwise known as cheating, is surprisingly not uncommon. A commonality among all instances of infidelity in a relationship, is the lack of trust the injured partner feels for their offending partner. When a relationship fractures due to infidelity, there are steps that must occur for healthy recovery. Most times, infidelity occurs in part by dissatisfaction […]


May 8, 2017

Can a Relationship Survive Cheating? How Partners Can Rebuild Trust in a Fractured Relationship

Spring is the time for fresh starts and renewal, so what better time to focus on your relationship? Winter months sometimes lead to repetitive and monotonous routines, that can leave a relationship feeling stale. This month, we challenge you to spring clean your romantic relationship with our relationship renewal challenge, with intentional actions each day […]

Couples, Dating

April 3, 2017

30 Day Relationship Renewal Challenge

30 Day Relationship Renewal Challenge

It isn’t much of a surprise that contemporary North American relationships are not what they use to be 50 years ago. In the past few decades, there have been notable changes in relationships; more specifically trends in marriage. Here are the top 5 marriage trends: #1 Rates of Marriage is Declining In general, the number […]

Counselling, Couples

March 27, 2017

Top 5 Recent Marriage Trends

Marriage has changed over the decades. Where are the marriage trends headed?

Is cupid’s arrow aimed at you and your partner this February? Looking for fresh date ideas? Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and often stirs an assortment of opinions and emotions. As a therapist, I try to see past the consumer pressures of Saint Valentine’s controversial holiday. I aim to help my clients to focus on […]


February 13, 2017

4 Date Ideas for a Better Relationship with Your Partner

Date Ideas

We all have our guilty pleasures, mine being watching every episode of The Bachelor (or Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, or Bachelor in Paradise) that has ever aired. ABC and The Bachelor franchise have created a reality television show that entertains me on multiple levels – from the intense rose ceremonies and two-on-one dates, to the competitive […]

Couples, In the Media

January 31, 2017

What ‘The Bachelor’ Can Teach Us About Finding Lasting Love

The Bachelor: Nick Vaill and Kaitlyn Bristowe's breakup during the final rose ceremony

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