Category: Blog

Avoidance – It’s a slippery slope

Avoiding life. . . we all do it. I can honestly tell a person what my go to strategies are when things start to seem overwhelming. When the pressure gets high. When the stress builds. Some people play video games. Others go out on the town drink their face off and sleep off the product …

My Philosophy

Mental Maintenance is about taking care of that thing we call the brain between our ears. Taking care of our brain is like maintaining a vehicle. If it doesn’t receive the appropriate fuel, regular tune ups, maintenance, oil changes and get regular trips to warm up the engine things start to break down. At first …

How superheroes can help you manage stress

I recently attended the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science conference in Montreal and attended a workshop on Superheroes. I learned about how identifying with our own personal superhero can help us to view ourselves in a balanced way.  Yes I am a bit of a nerd. I love science, nature, science fiction, mechanical things and …

My own journey to finding ACT and why I believe in it

Somehow Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) found me in a google search. From there I stumbled upon Russ Harris videos on Youtube and then I listened to many podcasts to learn more about it. The interesting part was as I was doing all of this the worlds and exercises I was learning about were having …