How to Spot a Bully

Shelly Qaultieri

Bullying has become an increasingly prevalent topic in schools, homes, online, and in the workplace because this behaviour greatly affects the target. Victims of bullying behaviour feel unsafe in their workplace or school, and their mental health is impacted. A 2013 study published in the journal of Psychological Science found that “bullies, victims, and bully-victims are at risk for negative short … Read More

Strategies for Difficult Conversations

Shelly Qaultieri

Have you ever had a difficult conversation? You know the ones I’m talking about – you’ve run through it in your head a thousand times over, but it still doesn’t go as planned, or it’s sprung on you by your partner when you’re least expecting it! The thing with difficult conversations is that we have all had them, and they … Read More

Don’t Let Burnout Get the Best of You!

Shelly Qaultieri

Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands (Smith, Segal, Robinson, & Segal, 2018).[1] I was recently working with a group of highly motivated and successful executives. They worked in a fast-paced, growing, and ever-changing agency with the determination … Read More

Mindfulness at Work and Play

Shelly Qaultieri

mindfulness, mindfulness at work, self-care, meditation, mental health, mental illness, counselling, therapy

What are some ways people practice mindfulness? Thinking about this blog post, I began speaking to friends and family about mindfulness and asking how they bring a mindful practice into their day or life. This is something I try to work on daily. However, I quickly came to realize that people continue to have questions and misunderstandings about mindfulness. My … Read More