#MOL2018

Yesterday we sent our respective eldest children off on the trip of a lifetime. One where they’ll learn about their heritage and identity, come face to face with a tragic and unfathomable history, and also celebrate strength and perseverance. It’s…

We only see from the outside

An incredibly talented and successful designer who was a household name. A gifted story teller, chef and tv personality. This week the world lost two remarkable human beings who made an indelible mark on the world. Looking from the outside,…

What the future holds

Someone once told me that you really only notice how quickly time passes once you have children. Today, on the day that my first born is graduating high school, I can tell you that no truer words have ever been…

Own it

Normally on Wednesdays I see my psychologist. Today I saw my psychiatrist. People often ask me what the difference is or get confused between the two. Here’s the distinction – a psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the…

#InspireHope

Every time someone emerges from the silence to share their mental illness story, we move one step closer to a world where there is no more stigma. And that’s amazing. But we need to take it a step further. We…

You are important

If you asked my friends and family to describe me, the words confident and strong would no doubt be on the list. I’m not afraid to speak my mind and I thrive on taking chances and stepping outside of my…

Lisa Brookman and Liz Wiener: Wise Women Canada

Meet our founders

  Q & A With Wise Women Canada Founders, Lisa Brookman and Liz Wiener Q: What is Wise Women Canada? A: Wise Women Canada is the initiative of best friends, psychotherapist Lisa Brookman and educator Liz Wiener. With a passion for…

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Unconditional Love

I am a 38-year old woman, married with two beautiful daughters, and a house in the suburbs. I am certain that we share some common interests and hobbies. I might be your neighbour, best friend, acquaintance, relative, or a complete…

When Anxiety Affects Your Parenting

Anxiety can exacerbate even the simplest of parenting tasks and steal the gratification we should be receiving. But it is possible to gain control over your anxiety and create a healthy family dynamic. First posted on Best Health Here are…

Montreal Women’s Empowerment Conference

Women’s Growth & Wellness Conference On April 7th, 2017, get ready to feel inspired, empowered, and armed with the tools to rock your life. Combining their passion and dedication to empowering women, Erica Diamond (WomenOnTheFence.com), Lisa Brookman and Liz Wiener…

My Partner’s Depressed: What Can I Do to Help?

Reader’s Digest, Best Health – Elizabeth Wiener and Lisa Brookman The clinical psychologist says… In my practice, I work with people who struggle with depression. It’s not unusual for clients to feel apprehensive about beginning therapy, which is a reasonable…

The Sandwich Generation

Meet Maria Licoudis; RN and Care Manager at Home Care Assistance. Her story is all too familiar; too much to get done and not enough hours in a day. Maria leads a very busy life. She is mom to her…

Imagine

Imagine… you get a call one day offering you the chance to win a $100,000. It’s a new reality show that takes ordinary people and asks them to do extraordinary things. All that you have to do is walk across…

Life Takes Guts

For many people living with Crohn’s disease, life can involve urgent trips to the bathroom as well as pain. For some, Crohn’s can even be deadly. Living with a chronic disease like this can be difficult and isolating. In severe…

#RaiseYourWiseHand: Destigmatizing Mental Illness

Wise Women Canada was started by psychotherapist Lisa Brookman and educator Elizabeth Wiener. It focuses on women’s issues – particularly women’s mental health. They are currently promoting the movement #RaiseYourWiseHand around World Mental Health day on October 10th. By using the hashtag, they’re hoping we can…

Fit Vs. Fiction

“Alone I lived inside my head, never wanting to leave my bed On the outside so strong and tough, but inside never good enough I spent each moment wrapped in fear, afraid of looking in the mirror What power it…