Book Review: Small Things by Mel Tregonning

“Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.” Paulo Coelho, Manuscrito encontrado em Accra (Trigger Warning: Mental Health, Anxiety, Depression, Suicide) So I am usually not someoneContinue reading “Book Review: Small Things by Mel Tregonning”

Myths of Mental Health/Mental Illness

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.” Glenn Close Towards the end of May this year, I volunteered to run an online workshop with students from a private school in Mississauga. So there we were, on zoom, about 50 to 60 girls from grades 5 to 12, and teachers, sittingContinue reading “Myths of Mental Health/Mental Illness”

Being a Culturally Competent Psychotherapist

The murder of George Flyod and the surging Black Lives Matter Movement has got therapists around the world actively talking about being more culturally competent in their practice. I wish, from the depths of my heart, that this is not a just a momentary, performative decision, but a lifelong commitment to be more culturally inclusive.Continue reading “Being a Culturally Competent Psychotherapist”

Perfectionism

“At its root, perfectionism isn’t really about a deep love of being meticulous. It’s about fear. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of disappointing others. Fear of failure. Fear of success.” Michael Law As a recovering Perfectionist, I thought it would be best to start with this topic. I use the word ‘recovering’ as IContinue reading “Perfectionism”