Getting to the Root of Compulsive Overspending

“Ok. don’t panic. Don’t panic. It’s only a VISA bill. It’s a piece of paper; I know exactly how much this VISA bill will be…. It’ll be about … $200. Three hundred, maybe. Yes, maybe $300. Three-fifty, max… …Instead of doing what I normally do – look at the minimum payment required and ignore the total completely – I find myself staring straight at the … Continue reading Getting to the Root of Compulsive Overspending

On Technology and its Effect on Human Complexity

David Brooks, author of The Social Animal (a great read on love character and achievement) wrote the New York Times how technology-driven losses in attention span are interfering with our ability to become deep and complex people. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/10/opinion/david-brooks-building-attention-span.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad Continue reading On Technology and its Effect on Human Complexity

NOVEMBER IS GRATITUDE MONTH

A few years ago, after attending Evolution of Psychotherapy in California and meeting Martin Seligman, founder of Positive Psychology,  I started incorporating a gratitude practice into my end of day routine.  Each night, the last thing I do is to share with my spouse 3 things I am grateful for.  He does the same thing in return. The 3 things do not have to be … Continue reading NOVEMBER IS GRATITUDE MONTH

Position Statement of the Psychologists Association of Alberta

The following Position Statements have been formally adopted by the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta. Albertans have a right to work in psychologically healthy workplaces Mental and behavioural health publicly funded services must reach parity with funding for physical health publicly funded services based on the burden of disease. All Albertans, regardless of income, should have access to psychological services Mental health counsellors and psychotherapists should … Continue reading Position Statement of the Psychologists Association of Alberta