Archive: June, 2012

My friend always wants to bring her dog along – can I say no?

The question:   My friend treats her dog more like a child than a pet. When I invite her over, she’s always angling to bring the dog along. I don’t always want it around, and she doesn’t stay behind to clean up the dog hair – how do I say no?   The answer:   […]


Corus entertainment inc.: Bowmanville, Ontario selected as the next Million Dollar Neighbourhood on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada)

Financial Expert Preet Banerjee Announced as Host of Season 2   Corus Entertainment’s OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) announced today that after searching communities across the country, Bowmanville, Ontario has been chosen as the next Million Dollar Neighbourhood. Financial expert and winner of The Ultimate W Expert Challenge, Preet Banerjee will host the 10×60 series, […]


How do I deal with my widowed father’s new partner?

The question:   My mother passed away a few years ago. Now my father’s dating. I’m very happy for him, but I’m not sure how to behave. I feel silly as I’m an adult. Do we act like we’re all one family, or is it okay to keep some distance?   The answer:   Dealing […]


How do I rein in my obsessive thoughts?

The question:   I find that when something’s bothering me (such as something my brother-in-law says or slacker behaviour by a co-worker) I get really fixated on it and keep turning it over and over in my head. How do I move my mind off it and stop obsessing?   The answer:   Spending more […]


Is it normal to feel so low after giving birth?

The question:   I recently had my second child – shouldn’t this be a happy time for a mother? But I feel lost. It’s like I’m not living my own life any more. Is that normal? What should I do?   The answer:   Having a baby can be one of the happiest moments in […]


Dr. Samra interviewed on CBC about how to speak to children about recent body part mailings

Dr. Samra interviewed on CBC tonight at 6pm by Maria Weisgarber about how to speak to your child about the recent hand and foot mail outs from the gruesome murder of a Chinese national in Montreal at the end of May.


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Antidepressant Skills at Work: Dealing with Mood Problems in the Workplace