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Practical Support – A Resource List

Practical Support – A Resource List

In preparing for a talk I gave, I was tasked with pulling together some resources to help out many who are vulnerable and impacted by COVID-19. Many who never had to access resources before, are now needing to do so. Here at Optimum Joy, it’s important for us to...
The Power of Letting People In

The Power of Letting People In

I’m not sure about you, but more often than not, I get all worked up when I need to share something vulnerable with someone. With vulnerability, there is often a level of fear.  My default is to create a story of how everything will pan out before it all...
All or Nothing

All or Nothing

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog on something called “Personalization”, which is just one type of cognitive distortion that we all fall into at some point. Personalization is the most common cognitive distortion that I tend to notice with clients in the therapy room,...
What is Depression and How to Cope with it

What is Depression and How to Cope with it

Many individuals may experience depression at some point in their lives. While depression is common, about one in ten individuals may experience moderate to severe symptoms of it. Depending on the severity level of depression, it can significantly impact one’s...
Procrastination: Now or Later?

Procrastination: Now or Later?

Ever notice that when you have a deadline to complete a task or make a decision, you somehow remember all those other things you have been meaning to do? You decide that now is the time to reorganize your bookshelf or delete junk email. Or that you should read that...