Archive: April, 2012

Stress relief goes beyond the yoga mat

(by Stephanie Ip, 24 Hours)   The West Coast is known for being laid back and carefree, but in spite of being a yoga mecca we are apparently becoming more stressed.   According to recent Statistics Canada data, around850,000 British Columbians reported experiencing “quite a lot” of stress, a number that has been growing since […]


OWN solidifies summer schedule

In addition to launching six new series, Winfrey will profile the “How I Met Your Mother” start during a visit with his family, where she’ll meet his fraternal twin children. The Oprah Winfrey Network announced its official summer lineup on Friday, including six new series and new episodes of Oprah’s Next Chapter and Our America […]


Speakers, trade show, inspiration in Coquitlam June 1

(Staff Writer, The Tri-City News)   A women’s event aimed at helping women live happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives came to Mandi Sellers in a dream. Now she’s making it a reality.   She’s created Glow: A Women’s Evening of Change and Celebration, on June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Executive Inn Hotel […]


OWN announces 2012 summer TV line-up

(by Jessica Grabert, Television Blend)   OWN has been keeping fairly quiet ever since the network put into effect a restructuring plan that left 30 of its employees without a position, and left Oprah afterward proclaiming the institution of the cable network may have been a mistake. Nonetheless, the struggling network keeps pressing forward, hoping […]


Million Dollar Neighbourhood makes its US debut, June 9, 2012

The Oprah Winfrey Network in the United States will debut Million Dollar Neighbourhood on June 9, 2012.    In the debt-ridden town of Aldergrove, the community is teaming up for a challenge that could change their fortune forever by attempting to increase their net worth by $1 million in three months.   To watch […]


My daughter wants to take a year off before university – what should I do?

The question:   My daughter gets excellent grades and wants to be a doctor. She’s been accepted for pre-med at several schools with full scholarship. But now she’s talking about taking a year off before university. I think she’s scared that things won’t be as easy for her as in high school, but I’m worried […]


Dr. Samra discusses the Canucks’ loss on OMNI News

Dr. Samra discusses embracing the “loser mentality” tonight on OMNI News. Fans’ hopes were crushed with the hometown loss of the Canucks to the LA Kings on April 22 and now they are out of the run for this year’s Stanley Cup. With hopes high coming off the regular season, Canucks fans are heartbroken.


Press release: Glow – A Women’s Evening of Change and Celebration – Dr. Samra the emcee

A Women’s Evening of Change and Celebration: Dr. Joti Samra, well-known organizational and media psychologist, Oprah Winfrey Network TV host and The Bachelor Canada psychologist, will be the emcee for Glow. Dr. Joti Samra is a woman who has it all together. Intelligent, savvy, beautiful and vivacious, the Vancouver native is making a name for […]


Dr. Samra presents to mental health professionals for Burnaby Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Dr. Samra presents at the Burnaby Continuing Education Committee 2012: Management of Suicidality at Burnaby Hospital on April 20, 2012 to psychiatrists, family physicians, mental health and substance use therapists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and other allied health professionals.  


Dr. Samra discusses this week’s The Globe and Mail column on Montreal’s CJAD Radio

Dr. Samra discusses how to meet people, especially if you are shy or nervous, on The Aaron Rand Show. The interview is based on her weekly The Globe and Mail column – the column this week being “Everyone Seems More Outgoing – How Can I Meet People?” To read this column, click here.


Everyone seems more outgoing – how can I meet people?

The question:   I have a hard time meeting new people. Everyone else seems so outgoing, posting personal items on Facebook and chatting up strangers in bars. How do get myself out there and noticed?   The answer:   Meeting new people can be a challenge at the best of times, and it just gets […]


Dr. Samra interviewed on Global BC about LA vs. Vancouver – Game 4

Dr. Samra interviewed by Global BC’s Brian Coxford about the Canucks going into Game 4 tonight in LA.


Dr. Samra the dinner speaker at HBT’s AGM Dinner on April 18, 2012

Dr. Samra is the dinner speaker at Healthcare Benefit Trust’s AGM Dinner on Wednesday, April 18 at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club. She will discuss mental health in the workplace. HBT is a not-for-profit health and welfare trust that administers group health and welfare benefits on behalf of participating employers for nearly 100,000 […]


Fickle Canucks fans too let down to cheer: psychologist

(with Penny Daflos, CTV)   While some hockey fans are already jumping off the Canucks’ bandwagon after Friday’s disheartening defeat, a psychologist suggests this move is a self-defence mechanism after last year’s disappointment.   Clinical psychologist Dr. Joti Samra says negative energy from both the 2011 Stanley Cup loss and its riotous aftermath are still […]


Dr. Samra discusses Canucks and fan energy on Global BC

Dr. Samra discusses Canucks and the muted fan energy around the first round of Stanley Cup playoffs with Global BC’s Jennifer Palma.  


Hockey fans take on their friends in cyberspace

(with Joanne Abshire, News1130)   The Canucks will try to redeem themselves tonight against the LA Kings. It’s only Game 2, but emotions are already running high among friends and foes of the Canucks, thanks to rampant trash talk on social media sites. When it comes to supporting their team, fans sometimes seem to take […]


Dr. Samra interviewed about sports superstitions on CTV Morning Live

Dr. Samra joins host Aamer Haleem on CTV Morning Live to discuss sports superstitions and rituals as the Canucks play the LA Kings on Friday the 13th for Game 2 of the playoffs.                      

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