• • est. 2008 • •

open post »

Featured Post

• • • • •

Have you ever gone for a run after not running for a long time?  Or tried lifting weights after not doing so for months (or even years)?  Could you do long division right now without a calculator?  All of these things take practice and if we haven’t done them for a while, and when we […]

open post »

categories:

Mental Health

You know how when you go to the dentist, you brush your teeth REALLY hard the morning of the appointment, as if in doing so, you can hide the months of neglect from the hygienist so that maybe this time, you won’t get the usual lecture/ condescending speech about how you really need to floss […]

open post »

categories:

Assessment

“Nobody knows anything” is a well-known quote from Hollywood screenwriter William Golding(who gave us the charming The Princess Bride and the decidedly less charming Marathon Man,which gave dentistry a bad name for a generation). In making this rather obvious claim,Goldman hit a nerve (dentistry pun intended!) in Hollywood and, I would argue, provided apiece of […]

open post »

categories:

Mental Health

Is it wrong that I am just now getting around to posting on Mental Health Month?  I mean, it’s May 5th (Happy Cinco de Mayo AND Revenge of the Fifth!), so it’s been Mental Health Month for 5 days already and I am just now getting to writing a post for the occasion.   If I […]

open post »

categories:

Mental Health

We’ve all heard it before.  Forgot to lock the door when you left the house?  Neglected to put an appointment in the family calendar?  Gotten lost en route to a new place?  “OMG, I’m having an ADHD moment” Have a well-organized sock drawer?  “I’m SO OCD!” Had a rough experience at school and a teacher […]

open post »

categories:

Mental Health

Dr. Brent Macdonald, R. Psych. (AB, NS, NT, PE) Lead Psychologist, Macdonald Psychology Group, Complexlearners.com Imagine that you are doing your job, minding your own business, just doing your thing and a higher up, perhaps a manager or supervisor, wanders by, watches you for a few minutes and then says “Well, you seem to mostly […]

open post »

categories:

Mental Health

We’ve spent a LOT of time dealing with uncertainty over the past months, but one certainty coming up is the holiday season. The holidays will look different for 2020, but some things we can expect to remain largely the same, and one thing in particular that is almost always a certainty over the holidays is […]

open post »

categories:

Mental Health

I’ll lead with this – I’m a white, English-speaking, Christian, straight, middle-aged, middle-class, professional, average height, average weight male with no visible disabilities.  I’m about as privileged as they come.  I’m in a second marriage (the first one ended decades ago and I often think of it as a “starter kit” marriage – met at […]

open post »

categories:

Uncategorized

Men’s Health Week is an opportunity to recognize that men have unique health concerns, and mental wellness is often an area that is either overlooked or minimized – men are more likely to be told to “suck it up” and that their mental health issues are “all in their head” – but in a dismissive […]

open post »

categories:

Mental Health

You know the expression “Well, at least we’re all in the same boat”?  Of course you do – it’s a statement of solidarity and togetherness.  But it’s a bit of a myth, isn’t it?  We are all on our own journeys on our own little boats.  What saves us is that we are all, for […]

open post »

categories:

Mental Health

Copyright Macdonald Psychology Group 2021

Back To Top