Clear Vision Counselling
November 20th, 2016
November 20th, 2016

Shame, Blame and Disrespect and what to do about them

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Have you wondered whether your relationship is over because of something that has happened? Perhaps it could just be the beginning of a new and deeper relationship with this person.
January 5th, 2016
January 5th, 2016

How Can You Increase Your Happiness?

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Happiness Is Your Birthright
Explore how you can increase your happiness, joy, and fulfillment with the following 10 practices. On a personal note, I found these ideas to be very constructive and helpful. I hope you do as well.
June 29th, 2015
June 29th, 2015

No-Body Intensive with Byron Katie - A Review

Interesting and Valuable Workshop

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A review of Byron Katie's 5 day No-Body Intensive workshop - June 2015.
April 16th, 2015
April 16th, 2015

Unconditional Self Love - Paul Ferrini

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“You demonstrate love by giving it unconditionally to yourself.

And, as you do, you attract others into your life who are able to love you without conditions.”

Paul Ferrini

January 4th, 2015
January 4th, 2015

What about this anger?

What to do when we feel angry

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The Way Past Anger
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
~Eckhart Tolle

September 6th, 2014
September 6th, 2014

Relationship Angst - Daytime Group

Are you having difficulty in your relationship?

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Join us in a small group as we look for ways to improve your relationships with others. Learn helpful tools and techniques to help you manage conflict and difficulties in your relationships.
August 28th, 2014
August 28th, 2014

Looking Back at Leukemia

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In November 2013 I was diagnosed with a life threatening form of leukemia called Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Within a few days of this diagnosis I was in the hospital on chemotherapy. This is a short account of my experiences.
July 19th, 2014
July 19th, 2014

Weekend Quote - Kindness is a Language

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Weekend Quotes - Kindness is a Language
October 16th, 2013
October 16th, 2013

Announcing a Daytime Woman's Support Group

Please join us on Friday mornings from 9:30am - 10:30am - November 1st - December 6th 2013 -

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Are you struggling in your relationship?
Do you wonder what your purpose is?
Do you battle with weight and body image?
Do you feel alone and lost at times?
Do you have trouble managing stress?

There is another way!

September 20th, 2013
September 20th, 2013

Can our Relationship Survive an Affair?

Sometimes an affair can move a relationship into a deeper and more loving place.

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A small church in Greece on the wedding day
You may ask, what good could possibly come from an affair? The betrayal and hurt are overwhelming and you may wonder - How will I ever be able to trust him/her again?"
September 13th, 2013
September 13th, 2013

Relationship Stress - One Day workshop - Saturday, September 28th

Learn how to see the other person from a different and much more forgiving perspective.

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Would you like an opportunity to understand a current relationship you are engaged in? Would you like to feel more calm and relaxed with this person and have better communication between you? Join us in a small group atmosphere as we offer you tools to connect with the people in your life from a different and more peaceful perspective.
June 29th, 2013
June 29th, 2013

The Burden of Guilt - A German's Perspective

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I met an interesting German woman when I was travelling in Greece. I found that she was carrying an emotional burden that was much heavier  than her suitcase.
June 4th, 2013
June 4th, 2013

A Great Couple - Meeting in Italy

What makes a great relationship?

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Have you ever known a couple who are truly polite, kind and considerate of each other? What makes a relationship work in this manner?
April 24th, 2013
April 24th, 2013

Have you read " Dying to be Me?"

A review of the book - Dying to be Me by Anita Moorjani

"I believe that the greatest truths of the universe don't lie outside, in the study of the stars and the planets. The lie deep within us, in the magnificence of our heart, mind and soul. Until we understand what is within, we can't understand what is without.

I share my story here in the hope of touching your heart in some way and reminding you of your own magnificence."

Anita Moorjani - Preface

March 28th, 2013
March 28th, 2013

Listening - The Way to Connect Through Relationships

Do you ever feel completely unheard? How good of a listener are you?

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Sadie, the counselling dog, loves to listen!
How often do we really listen to another person? I am talking about listening without wanting to get our own point across but simply allowing the other person to be the way they are? What would it feel like to do that? How would it feel to receive this?
February 7th, 2013
February 7th, 2013

Should we avoid difficult people?

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This is a beautiful demonstration of how we can treat people who are difficult and who we may want to ostracize because of their behaviour. Rejection is painful. It feels horrible to be intentionally left out or pushed out of a group. Most of us have had that experience at some time.

How different would it have been to have been embraced instead of rejected? How would it have felt for both the group as well as the person involved? When I help one person, I help everyone.

January 25th, 2013
January 25th, 2013

How to Say No and Mean it.

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Did you say NO?
Often we can feel as though someone is “guilting” us into agreeing to do something that we don't particularly want to do. In fact, no one ever can MAKE us feel guilty but we certainly can choose guilt when we try to get another person's approval or appreciation or love.

I often have my clients ask themselves "Is this decision coming from love or fear?" When I am coming from love, then the answer could be yes or no and I will be content because it is an honest yes or no. If it is coming from f...

December 27th, 2012
December 27th, 2012

Is Money An Emotional Issue?

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Feeling As Though You Are Out On A Financial Ledge?
Do you spend too much money buying things that are not really necessary?
Do you question why you need to spend so much?
Is excessive spending creating conflict in your marriage or family?

There is a better way.

November 21st, 2012
November 21st, 2012

Clear Vision November Newsletter

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Find out who you are and figure out what you believe in. Even if it's different from what your neighbors believe in and different from what your parents believe in. Stay true to yourself. Have your own opinion. Don't worry about what people say about you or think about you. Let the naysayers nay. They will eventually grow tired of naying.”
 Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously...I'm Kidding

November 1st, 2012
November 1st, 2012

A Bias for Trust

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A Rainbow in Peru
Entering onto a relationship with suspicion and fear can damage the relationship beyond repair. The fear actually spreads like wildfire and both people can end up afraid and not knowing how to make a positive change.

Instead, I can know that everyone is actually the same as me. We all want to be loved and supported. Perhaps I will find that by offering this up this trust I will receive it for myself.

We are always discovering what we expect to find.

October 1st, 2012
October 1st, 2012

Would you Rather Be Right or Happy?

Right or Happy .....it IS a choice!

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A Piranha´s teeth.....this is us when we want to be right.
When I want to be right about what I am believing about another, I am actually deciding against my own happiness. This can create so much tension and fear that the whole relationship can disintegrate. This would be exactly what I DO NOT want to happen. It is worth stopping and asking myself what do I want to be right about? What is so important anyway? If the answer is the person in front of you, then a more diplomatic response may be the order of the day.
September 6th, 2012
September 6th, 2012

Maybe - A Zen Buddhist Fable

Is something good or bad......Maybe.

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“Maybe,” said the farmer.

-A Zen Buddhist Fable

We are often so quick to judge a situation as bad or good. Have you ever noticed that something you thought was the worst thing that could every happen to you turned out rather well? Or that a situation you considered to be wonderful was in fact, a real nightmare?

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July 30th, 2012
July 30th, 2012

I Can Do It!

And other messages we give ourselves

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English Garden
The messages we give ourselves are ever so powerful. Choose the good ones!
July 17th, 2012
July 17th, 2012

Are You Experiencing "The Silent Treatment?"

Is The Silent Treatment an effective way to communicate?

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Is the Silent Treatment been a form of communication you are familiar with?

It can be an effective way to communicate but not a good way to connect.

If connection is of interest, there are many other options.

June 25th, 2012
June 25th, 2012

The Window From Which We Look

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Our perception of what we see determines how we feel and the judgments we hold. Very often, our perception is wrong. I invite you to read this little story to better understand this concept.

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