Paula Lorimer

Notes from the Couch

A psychologist and the founder of a local mind-body centre that promotes health and wellness, Paula Lorimer is passionate about helping individuals gain a better understanding of themselves.

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Back to school is an exciting time filled with the anticipation of starting a new grade, meeting new teachers and classmates, and reuniting with old friends. These transitions can be stressful for parents and students of all ages. However, they are typically more difficult for students with …

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Summer is almost here and I started my late spring to-do list: convert a barrel into a rain barrel, stain the fence, put up gutters along the garage wall, and plant the garden. I look forward to the completion of these tasks and opening the garden as I then get to enjoy for the summer.

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In recent years burnout has become a common occurrence. In a world of high technology with all its benefits, the expectation of constant availability and instant responses — with budget cuts and increased demands on our limited resources, time and energy, and our own personal expectations to…

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Do you find yourself chronically running late, disorganized, restless, getting easily distracted, having many ideas and easily getting started on but rarely completing projects? While you might be stressed or having 'that kind of day', it might also be a sign of adult ADHD, or Attention Defi…

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Do you find it’s hard to say ‘no’ or get angry when you end up doing things you don’t really want to? Do you find yourself overcommitted in both your work and social life by saying ‘yes’ to too many things? Why is it so hard to say ‘no’?