Do you have the experience of not being understood by your partner?  We can all relate to these moments. Either in passing, without awareness that our partner doesn’t understand us. Or through continued invalidation of our experience. What do you do in those moments when you partner doesn’t understand you? I received this question: “My […]

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May 29, 2020

The Experience of Not Being Understood by Your Partner

Last week, I shared a post on IG  that got some attention – because it’s a common experience for many! (Side note, I hope you will learn over time – the stuff that shows up in your relationship? You are not alone in it! People just don’t like to talk about this stuff.). The strategy […]

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May 22, 2020

Why doesn’t my partner return to hard conversations? It’s not what you think.

Can you relate to being the one in the relationship that shuts down and walks away? If you are – good news. You aren’t the only one who does this. So many women do this during difficult conversations with their partners. But here’s the bad news. Walking away is like sending a threatening message to […]

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May 22, 2020

Instead of shutting down in your relationship, try this

So here we are at Episode 12 – and its Season One Finale! All of the best shows have their finale around episode 12, right? We are heading into the summer! And I can feel the excitement and energy beginning to come alive. With our longer winters here in Ottawa, we thrive in these warmer […]

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May 27, 2019

Episode 12: My 3 R’s for Optimizing your Wellness this Summer

I recently posted that your anxiety does not define you (see post here).  I received so many comments about how relieving this message was! Anxiety. So many of us experience anxiety – an emotion that is normal and part of the human experience. Despite it being a normal emotion, many clients show up in the […]

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May 13, 2019

Episode 11: You are not your anxiety with Dr. Julie Groveman

Your body – physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing – is like a car. You need to refuel it. You need to bring it in for an oil change. And you need to care for it – in all stages of life! And I KNOW motherhood and those early postpartum days are so so challenging. And […]

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May 6, 2019

Episode 10: Postpartum Nutrition and Body Weight with Dietitian Melissa Mitri

It was a normal Tuesday morning and we were on the way to work. My son would not stop whining. And I reached my limit. Well no. Let me rephrase. I was trying to regulate my internal storm of the morning, but I failed. See that right there? I am so quick to say I […]

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April 29, 2019

Episode 9: Slay Shame – 5 Ways for Dealing with Shame in your Life

Money. Women don’t like to talk about it. And there are often so many emotional barriers to talking about and addressing issues related to money. Enter financial therapist and social worker, Lindsay Bryan-Podvin. Lindsay is a practicing financial therapist in Michigan. As the first financial therapist in Michigan, she combines financial literacy with the emotional and […]

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April 15, 2019

Episode 8 – Mind Your Money with Lindsay Bryan-Podvin

Before I gave birth, I couldn’t tell you about my pelvic floor – period. And I can definitely say that no one talked to me about my pelvic floor after the birth of my two children. Yet, as I learned when I sneezed and peed, this is a foundational piece to a woman’s health! For […]

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April 8, 2019

Episode 7 – Get to Know Your Pelvic Floor: An Episode for All Women with Andrea Plitz

Defensiveness. It is the response to protect the self from a PERCEIVED ATTACK (at times, it might indeed be a criticism). It is quick. It is often automatic. But it doesn’t resolve our conflict, nor does it bring us closer to our friends, partners, or other key people in our life. This episode focuses on […]

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April 1, 2019

Episode 6: How to Respond to Defensiveness in your Relationship

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