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How To Go to Counselling Part II: How to tell if your counsellor is a good fit

In the first post about how to go to counselling, I went over some ways to prepare and make space for counselling. One of the biggest predictors of successful outcomes in counselling is actually the relationship between you and your counsellor.  A lot of this comes down to being a “good fit.” But what does that really mean and how can you tell if it’s the case?

PERIOD PRIDE Part II: Follicular Fun Phase

In our last post, we discussed all the benefits of periods in general. Now Naturopathic Doctor Joanna Rosenfeld is going to explain what’s happening in our bodies for the first 1/2 of our cycle…

What’s Happening:

The next stage of your menstrual cycle is your follicular phase, which actually starts at day 1 of your period. At the beginning of the follicular phase, your brain releases a hormone called FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), which stimulates your ovaries to produce about 5-20 follicles.

PERIOD PRIDE: The Physical and Mental Health Effects (and Benefits) of Periods

People who menstruate have been discriminated against and shamed for centuries; which is ludicrous because, not only is menstruation a normal biological process, it is also a major reason the human race exists.

At Peak Resilience, we not only understand the effects of people’s menstrual cycles on their mental health,  we also acknowledge the politics of menstruation. That is, women and people who menstruate can experience conscious or unconscious shame about their cycles, pain, lack of appropriate medical care due to medical gender bias, and they can still be stigmatized for something that is totally natural (and necessary).

Brené Brown Facilitator Training: A Snapshot of my Experience

For the last few years, I have talked a lot about Brené Brown. I mean A LOT.

But to be fair, everyone seems to know who she is. For example, while getting my tattoo work on, I’m telling my tattooist about a training I’m going to in Houston. I ask, “do you know Brené Brown?” Without skipping a beat, he says, “is that the lady who talked about vulnerability on a Ted Talk?”. To be fair, he’s pretty much a therapist but the point is: Brené has become a household name…

Starting 2019 with More Calm and Clarity

Hopefully over the next few weeks, you will be able to carve out some quiet time and some time with great people you love. If you’re a late night New Years Eve partier or you celebrate East-Coast-New-Years-on-the-West-Coast and hit the sack at 9:15 (it’s glorious I’m telling you), here are some tips that can help you feel like you’re taking the reins for 2019.

10 Ways to Survive after Dr. Blasey Ford’s Testimony.

Many women have expressed that they feel like it’s difficult to merely exist right now- because we’re being bombarded by stories of sexual assault and harassment on an almost daily basis.

Instead of going into how horrific this all is for a zillion reasons, I’ve decided to create a list of ideas on how to exist right now.