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The Mid-Life Crisis: What It Is & How to Survive It


Picture a slightly greying man in a baseball cap and sunglasses, behind the wheel of a convertible sports car with the top down. On the passenger side sits a blonde half his age. Now imagine a woman staring out the window, losing interest in seemingly everything in life, wondering what became of her marriage and…

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Personality Disorders in Greater Detail (Part 2 of 2)


In our previous article, Part One on Personality Disorders, we gave an overview of personality disorders, then focused on one of the more common ones: Borderline Personality Disorder. This article will cover some of the other personality disorders, specifically: Narcissistic Personality Disorder Avoidant Personality Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Before diving into those specific conditions,…

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Personality Disorders: Borderline and Beyond (Part 1 of 2)


What are personality disorders? Are these just ‘faults’ or ‘flaws’ in someone’s personality? And, if personality is something that’s largely formed by the time we’re adults, does this mean that personality disorders can’t be treated? You may have heard of borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or many others in the category.…

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Nous Sommes Donc Fiers d’offrir des Services de Counselling en Français / CCCG Offers Multilingual Services


(English follows below) La santé mentale peut être source de bien des défis, même sans y ajouter les frustrations d’une communication entravée par des facteurs linguistiques. Chez Capital Choice Counselling, nous sommes très conscients de ces défis, et c’est pour nous une priorité de compter parmi nos conseillères et conseillers des personnes qui maîtrisent les…

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We are Wired for Love: Happy Valentine’s Day


Each of us, as individual people, lovers, and parents, are wired for love! This article will summarize two excellent books that are a must read for people who want to become better lovers: Martin Rovers, Healing the Wounds in Couple Relationships (Kindle Books), and Stan Tatkin, Wired for Love. When we work hard to understand…

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A New Year’s Resolution for Better Mental Health


New year’s resolutions. We’ve all made them. We’ve all broken them. Sometimes we wonder, “why do I even bother?” Understand that, like many things in life that don’t often pan out, new year’s resolutions are made with the best intentions. But good intentions aren’t enough. In fact, intentions alone, without a plan that’s followed through…

Couple combats low moods in winter with exercise

Combating Time Change and Less Daylight in the Fall & Winter


It happens every year. Twice a year in fact. Once going forward, and once going backward. Just an hour, one hour out of 168 in the week. And yet that hour can have a tremendous impact. It’s more than the hour, of course, more than the sudden shift in time, but also a gradual shift…

Man in need of counselling can't control anger towards technology

Anger: How to Recognize It, and How to Make it Work for You


How is anger sabotaging your life? Is there anything positive or helpful about anger? And how can you work through anger to live a better life? We’ve all experienced anger at one point or another. Among the anger-prone, some people show it more overtly, while others let anger fester under the surface. Others, meanwhile, seem…