Nicole is an on-screen relationship and mental health expert as well as a psychological consultant for TV shows.

How to Spend (and Enjoy) the Summer by Yourself, According to Experts

June 26, 2020

We begin the summer with so many unanswered questions in terms of how the rest of the season will unfold. While it’s clear that summer will be different this year, how will … Read more

How to help your children build resilience

June 9, 2020

It can be a stressful world for children and teens. Helping them build resilience can reduce this stress and anxiety – and support good mental health. Life can be stressful, … Read more

Virtual therapy: How to find the online mental health care provider that’s right for you

May 2, 2020

Many of us are experiencing stress, worry and other emotional challenges right now as a result of COVID-19. If you’re considering seeking out a mental health care provider, the good … Read more

We’re in the Middle of a Pandemic, So Why Is My Ex Sliding Into My DMs?

March 26, 2020

Relationship expert Nicole McCance on how to handle an ex trying to get emotionally close during physical distancing ICYMI, it’s 2020 and the “you up” text from your ex has … Read more

Helpful advice for how to work from home — together

March 25, 2020

Wondering how to fairly share common spaces with roommates while working from home? Get your kids to behave while you’re on a conference call? Not make your partner cringe with … Read more

Where’s The Line Between Impressing Someone And Being Yourself?

March 14, 2020

Originally published on Swipe Life March 12, 2020. Article written by McKenzie Schwark When it comes to dressing to impress for a first date, personal stylist Susie Hasler says it’s important not … Read more

What your dishwashing habits say about you, according to a psychologist

March 14, 2020

Originally published by Daily Hive, March 11, 2020 We’ve all been there — moving in with a new roommate (or even more troubling, a partner) and discovering that their idea … Read more

Pop-up puppy park at various Toronto office towers brings warmth to mid-January blues

January 21, 2020

“Cuddling a puppy gets us out of our head and for a moment we get a reprieve,” said McCance. “It just allows us to be in the moment.”

Burnout is real and here’s how to handle it, according to experts

January 7, 2020

RJ Skinner · CBC Life
We’ve all felt it, even if we didn’t know exactly what it was. Your work/life balance becomes totally out of whack, you find your to-do list is barely completed (if at all) and you get the sensation that you’re mentally and physically “hanging on by a thread”. You may have described your state as “burnout”, but you didn’t have “burnout”, you were more likely just really tired, right? Wrong. Burnout has increasingly become a more distinct and dire concept and now, thanks to the World Health Organization (WHO), it’s considered a legitimate syndrome.

The Cost of Breaking Up

December 20, 2019

“The decision [to move in together] is made now more from our heads than our hearts,” says  McCance. “I think back in the day moving in meant that you were probably already married and it was after a long time of dating and you’re just really excited to start a life together and potentially start a family. The goal was a bit more romantic and a bigger deal,” she says. But now, we’re moving in because it makes sense—or actually, we’re maybe moving in because we have no choice.”


November 27, 2019

Losing your spouse to football season may not be a bad thing. While he’s busy, you can focus on your preferences. Whether you’re into a day off by yourself at … Read more

Letting Go Of Items From Past Relationships Is Really Hard, But Worth It

August 2, 2019

Letting Go Of Items From Past Relationships Is Really Hard, But Worth It