&#@ Valentine's Day

                               
Not too long ago I had a friend in school. As Valentine’s Day approached, we agreed that it was a loathsome, over-commercialized holiday.  I gave her a little book that was called I Hate Valentine’s Day, and a few years later sent her a card with the somewhat stronger title of...

Tranquility in the Waiting Room

How lucky am I? This is my second guest blogger in a week. Liz Zdunich writes on finding time for yourself!
 
 
 
 Liz Zdunich Bio:
Liz is a yogini, teacher and coach, GROOVE facilitator and ambassador, nutrition and wellness specialist, blogger, business owner/operator and above all, a wife and mumma of 2. For more inspiration follow her blog,
 
  
 

 Tranquility in the Waiting Room

We have all fallen victim to it...the “I don't have enough time” syndrome. Life gets busy. Family responsibilities call out to you. Work commitments multiply. Self-care takes the back seat. However,

Transitioning at 53 - Not for the Faint of Heart

 In my last blog, Transitions Ahead, I told you about a friend who is planning a female to male (FTM) transition. James G. has kindly agreed to write about his experiences, so here is his first guest blog. Thank you James!

 
 

Transitions Ahead

                               

 

Does it seem that we’re hard-wired to resist change? I’m sure you can think of a time you had to rethink your position on an important matter. Or perhaps it was just a matter of accepting that, in spite of your incredible appetite, your favourite

Coach or Counsellor?

 
 
 
 
 
The field of life coaching has been growing since its introduction about 20 years ago.
The other day I came across an article outlining the differences between coaching and counselling. The author’s definition of

The Space Around Emotions

  

 
Have you ever heard something that totally changed the way you look at things? Many years ago I took an art class. When I walked in I saw a ladder-backed chair placed high up on a table. The students were

Broken Trust

                     
How can we encourage and maintain respect and trust in a relationship? And, if the worst has already happened, that is, the trust has been broken, how can we regain it? The answers to these questions are one and the same: consistency, kindness, authenticity, and time.
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Include!

 
 Think of some emotions that you are uncomfortable expressing…what are they? Are they the so-called positive emotions, like happy, contented, peaceful, or excited?  Are you less likely to verbalize the so-called negative ones like anger, fear, sadness or disappointment?
Many people find it difficult to articulate what they are feeling, and may spend time actively avoiding emotions. Watching TV, listening to music, playing video games, spending time on the computer,

That Sinking Feeling

 
Life is like stepping onto a boat which is about to sail out to sea and sink.
~Shunryu Suzuki Roshi.
At first glance this might seem like a rather bleak statement!
If our boat is about to sink, what is the point? It doesn’t feel as if

Birth from Death

 
I love watching movies. Last week I had the opportunity to watch the documentary Marion Woodman: Dancing in the Flames. Canadian author, lecturer, and Jungian therapist, Marion Woodman has written extensively on feminine psychology. One of the themes from the movie was that of the intertwining of

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