Inspiring Connections provides psychological services and resources that promote well-being through both personal and professional development.

The heart and the Bottle (A book by Oliver Jeffers)

Author, Oliver Jeffers, wisely begins the book, The Heart and the Bottle, with the line, “Once there was a girl much like any other…”. I say wisely because the line highlights that the experiences the girl has and the ways she copes (even the journey around that) are common, understandable, and relatable rather than uncommon or something that makes no sense. Read more ›

in Compassion,Self-Compassion,Working with Emotion

Begin where you are and go from there

When people express feeling unsure how to proceed with working on something they are desiring to work on in their lives, and when my input about this conundrum is solicited, one of the responses I sometimes give is akin to this: to proceed, begin where you are and go from thereMore →

CBC Documentary, “Transforming Gender,” and Related Videos

I wanted to help spread the word about an excellent documentary CBC first aired about a year ago, during the fall of 2015. It’s called, Transforming Gender, and features transgendered individuals talking about some of their experiences. The film is available to watch online to those currently residing in Canada.  More →

“Compassion: An Introduction” — 2016 Video by The International Center for Compassionate Organizations

At this link you can watch a video on compassion that was produced, recently released, and generously shared by The International Center for Compassionate Organizations. For those who have participated in compassion-focused therapy sessions (e.g., via the mindful compassion group therapy program), some of the lines early on in the video will sound very familiar—I hope! More →