Archive: July, 2011

Animal hoarding: Dr. Samra on CBC Morning Edition

Dr. Samra interviewed by CBC’s Rick Cluff on the Morning Edition about the psychological behind animal hoarding.

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More than 60 animals found in Abbotsford, BC home

(by Vivian Luk, The Globe and Mail)   A putrid stench, rust-like stuff running down the front stairs and swarming flies alerted neighbours that something was wrong in a house where a 65-year-old woman lived. Some had an inkling about what was going on inside, but no one called the police.   It wasn’t until […]

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I just got fired. Can I start over at 39?

The question: I have been a career woman for over two decades, but I’ve recently been fired (I deserved it, and the industry knows it – no one will hire me now.) I’ve had thoughts of picking up and moving across the world – I’ve got no roots in Canada – but is that just […]

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Amy Winehouse – living in the public spotlight on CFAX 1070

Dr. Samra interviewed by CFAX 1070’s Dave Dickson about the stresses of being a celebrity and the recent overdose of British singing sensation, Amy Winehouse.

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New OWN Canada Show, “The Million Dollar Neighbourhood”, set to begin filming in August

New OWN Canada Show, “The Million Dollar Neighbourhood”, set to begin filming in August (by Patricia, the daily OWN, July 24, 2011)   NEW SHOW coming to OWN…the only question is will it just be OWN Canada?   The Million Dollar Neighbourhood is not your average reality show! Now…back in April I mentioned OWN would […]

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OWN eyes Aldergrove

OWN eyes Aldergrove (by Elaine O’Connor, The Province, July 22, 2011)   Who wants to be a millionaire?   A group of Aldergrove families will have a chance to build their net worth on the Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada.   A Vancouver production company is casting for a new reality television series called The […]

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Is my boyfriend committed? How do I know?

The question: I am a 30-year-old successful female, dating a guy who doesn’t seem to be too serious about us. I don’t want to waste more time on casual relationships, but I don’t want to come off sounding like I am desperate or crazy. My question is how do you assess whether a guy is […]

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Aldergrove set to be part of Oprah Network’s Million Dollar Neighbourhood show

Aldergrove set to be part of Oprah Network’s Million Dollar Neighbourhood show (by Elaine O’Connor, The Province, July 21, 2011)   Who wants to be a millionaire?   A group of Aldergrove families will have a chance to build their net worth on the Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada.   A Vancouver production company is […]

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Oprah’s “Million Dollar Neighbourhood” Show in the Works

Oprah’s “Million Dollar Neighbourhood” Show in the Works (by RuthlessBlogs Collaboration, July 21, 2011)   First came Oprah’s “Million Dollar Wedding,” a competition between six couples eager to win a wedding of their dreams. Now, a group of families in Aldergrove, British Columbia are getting their shot at a million bucks in the OWN Network’s […]

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Lollipops? Dr. Samra weighs in

Dr. Samra interviewed about a City Councillor that gives out lollipops to people who are difficult to subdue or are causing public nuisance  – on Global with host Rumina Days.

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Dr. Samra interviewed about burial statistics in BC

Dr. Samra interviewed by Yuliya Talmazan from Global News online about the statistics on cremation and burials in BC. The provincial statistics show a twenty year trend towards cremation, yet by in large, burials are more popular in urban settings. Dr. Samra provides perspective on this phenomena.

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Aldergrove show a reality: Filming starts next month on a reality show that will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network Canada

Aldergrove show a reality: Filming starts next month on a reality show that will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network Canada (by Heather Colpitts, Langley Advance, July 20, 2011) The show, The Million Dollar Neighbourhood, is a social experiment reality series where the show’s creators challenge a West Coast community to work together to increase […]

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Seasonal affective disorder – in the summer?

Dr. Samra interviewed by CBC’s Robert Doane and Carolina de Ryke about seasonal affective disorder and whether people can experience it in the summer.

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‘Million dollar’ filming comes to Aldergrove

‘Million dollar’ filming comes to Aldergrove (by Kurt Langmann, Aldergrove Star, July 19, 2011) Force Four Entertainment have announced that Million Dollar Neighbourhood has been approved by the Oprah Winfrey Network Canada and will begin production in early August running through the end of October. This groundbreaking series will follow the residents of Aldergrove in […]

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Dreary weather and its impact on mood: interview in The Vancouver Sun

Dr. Samra interviewed in The Vancouver Sun about the unseasonable dreary weather and its impact on everyone’s mood.

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Dr. Samra on Global TV on seasonal affective disorder

Dr. Samra interviewed by Global TV’s Catherine Pope on seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression that occurs at certain times of the year, particularly in the winter, or a long period of dull weather.

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Dr. Samra on hoarding: CTV

Dr. Samra interviewed by Global TV’s Ted Field about the psychological effects of hoarding and why it happens.

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Impact of weather on mood: Dr. Samra

Dr. Samra interviewed by CBC’s Mike Forsythe on “The Almanac” about the dreary summer weather and the effect it can have on our mood.

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My kids learned I had an affair and won’t speak to me. What can I do?

The question: After 30 years of marriage, I ended things with my husband. I wasn’t in love and it wasn’t fair. He disclosed to our teenage kids (17 and 19) that I had an affair 20 years ago – and now they won’t talk to me. I am and continue to be a good mother. […]

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Does seasonal affective disorder exist in the summer?

Dr. Samra interviewed by CTV’s Shannon Paterson on depression and dreary summer weather – can you be depressed due to the weather in the summer?

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