Dave Solazzo MSW at Integrated Counselling

In his 15+ years of experience, Dave offers a space for people to safely speak about their most tender fears, struggles and challenges. Dave has a knack for offering kind, helpful feedback and for finding practical solutions that can bring change to even the scariest situation.

With experience in many areas of counselling, Dave has researched and practiced efficient techniques to help clients see their issues with new clarity and shift their perspective. And at some point, the focus of the conversation moves from, “what went wrong”, to “what do I want to create now?”

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How to Help Kids Open Up About Anything

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/15/parenting/safe-space-kids-talk.html?referringSource=articleShare

nytimes.com Tips for creating safe spaces and developing emotional intelligence in your children.

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"Everything happens for a reason" -- and other lies I've loved

"Everything happens for a reason" — and other lies I've loved https://www.ted.com/talks/kate_bowler_everything_happens_for_a_reason_and_other_lies_i_ve_loved

One of the most beautiful talks I’ve seen.

ted.com In life's toughest moments, how do you go on living? Kate Bowler has been exploring this question ever since she was diagnosed with stage IV cancer at age 35. In a profound, heartbreaking and unexpectedly funny talk, she offers some answers -- challenging the idea that "everything happens for a reas...

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Let Go of Your Grudges. They’re Doing You No Good.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/19/smarter-living/let-go-of-your-grudges-theyre-doing-you-no-good.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

nytimes.com What does holding on to grudges really get us?

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Why ‘Find Your Passion’ Is Such Terrible Advice

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/21/smarter-living/why-find-your-passion-is-such-terrible-advice.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

nytimes.com Prepare for a hard truth: We’re pretty bad at most things when we first try them.

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How to Deal With a Jerk Without Being a Jerk

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/05/smarter-living/how-to-deal-with-a-jerk-without-being-a-jerk.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

nytimes.com It’s natural to get defensive, but that only escalates the cycle of aggression.

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Why You Procrastinate (It Has Nothing to Do With Self-Control)

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/25/smarter-living/why-you-procrastinate-it-has-nothing-to-do-with-self-control.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

nytimes.com If procrastination isn’t about laziness, then what is it about?

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Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/23/business/cell-phone-addiction.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

nytimes.com I couldn’t read a book, watch a full-length movie or sustain a long conversation. Late last year, I decided enough was enough.

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How to Help Teens Weather Their Emotional Storms

How to Help Teens Weather Their Emotional Storms https://nyti.ms/2E5jjmN?smid=nytcore-ios-share

nytimes.com A D.I.Y. snow globe full of glitter is an apt metaphor for the emotional chaos of the adolescent brain.

We we could all be aspiring to...

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The uncomplicated truth about women's sexuality

The uncomplicated truth about women's sexuality https://www.ted.com/talks/sarah_barmak_the_uncomplicated_truth_about_women_s_sexuality

ted.com Is women's sexuality actually more complicated than men's? The answer is no, says author Sarah Barmak. In an eye-opening talk, she shows how a flawed understanding of the female body has shaped our culture for centuries, debunking some age-old myths and offering a richer definition of pleasure that....

Great explanation

Sometimes being a good friend/partner/parent is just being there.

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How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain

How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain https://nyti.ms/2QT3Bii?smid=nytcore-ios-share

nytimes.com “Rationalization was much easier than recognizing the gravity of what was lost: an innocent, healthy childhood and an introduction to sexuality on my terms.”

Scary Mommy Time Out

If these babies don't brighten your day, we don't know what will. #tbt

How many times have you checked yours today?

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How to Spot and Overcome Your Hidden Weaknesses

nytimes.com We’re generally pretty awful at assessing our skills. But there’s hope.

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Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit

Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/07/health/antidepressants-withdrawal-prozac-cymbalta.html

nytimes.com Long-term use of the medications is surging in the United States, according to an analysis by The Times. One reason: withdrawal symptoms that make it difficult to stop.

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Well said, Will Smith!

Will Smith would make an excellent life coach

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10 ways to have a better conversation

ted.com When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations -- and that most of us don't converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy...

Intelligence is sexy

Brené Brown on Empathy

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What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuin...

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"If I miss this meeting, you’re dead."

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Learn how to relax! 😉

He just wants to pet his dog! This is why I am a cat person 😂 🐶

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"Good" and "bad" are incomplete stories we tell ourselves

ted.com Heather Lanier's daughter Fiona has Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, a genetic condition that results in developmental delays -- but that doesn't make her tragic, angelic or any of the other stereotypes about kids like her. In this talk about the beautiful, complicated, joyful and hard journey of raising a...

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You aren't at the mercy of your emotions -- your brain creates them

Very well done!

ted.com Can you look at someone's face and know what they're feeling? Does everyone experience happiness, sadness and anxiety the same way? What are emotions anyway? For the past 25 years, psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett has mapped facial expressions, scanned brains and analyzed hundreds of physio...

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A Japanese Technique for Overcoming Laziness

upliftconnect.com Putting an end to procrastination and laziness isn't as hard as you think, thanks to the simple Japanese practice of Kaizen.

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Reaching Out From the Sinkhole

My latest article comes from a real conversation I had with a friend of mine. It's about why we don't ask for help when we need it the most, and why we isolate ourselves in times of need. I hope you enjoy it.

davidsolazzo.com There are 5 main reasons; 5 main beliefs that prevent us from reaching out for help when we could use it the most… and helpful ways to see them. “This is too much! I feel too horrible to talk to anyone.” I get it. Sometimes it’s all just too much. We don’t like to feel some emotions intens...

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We were made for these times

grahameb.com My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations....

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A great life's lesson

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