Rapid Fire Questions 

If you’re a fan of Brene Brown’s ‘Unlocking Us’ podcast on Spotify, you’ll be familiar with her Rapid Fire Questions that she asks of her podcast guests.  The questions allow you to get to know each guest a little from a personal standpoint.

I thought it might be fun to ask our Counsellors some Rapid Fire Questions (some are similar to Brene’s plus I’ve added a few questions of my own).  This will give you some insight and help you to get to know our Team.


Carol Metcalfe

Penney Murphy & Associates Counselling
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Carol Metcalfe

B.A., M.S.W., R.S.W.

Carol Metcalfe has a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work.
She is a Registered Social Worker.

Carol works with adults, couples, youth 13 yrs – 18 yrs old, and families. 

Carol is an extremely talented Counsellor has a broad and impressive range of expertise. 

Read Carol’s Bio here


    Here are Carol’s answers to our Rapid Fire Questions

       1.  What is Your ‘Go To’ Stress Management Technique that you
           couldn’t live without?
           I actually have two that I use depending on the situation.

          My first is Mindfulness meditation and I use the CALM
          app. It has a good variety of meditations for any stressful
          situation. I find mindful breathing most useful.

          The second is exercise. I lift weights 4 times per week.
          Exercise is also a form of meditation for me as I must focus
          on what I am doing. It also helps to relieve stress in a
          physical way, plus is good for body and mind.

          My motto:  When you feel like quitting…remember why you started.

      2.  The Best Advice You Ever Got:
           Do what you love. This of course, is associated with my
           career path. It’s imperative to love your job! It doesn’t
           matter how much money you make if you don’t.

           Life in general:  Be grateful in your life. 

      3.  What is something that people often get wrong about you?
           I am an introvert. I love solitude.  I can spend days alone
           and not become bored. 

      4.  What’s the last show you binged and loved? 
           Dexter!! Hands down!

      5.  What is a lesson that you keep having to learn over and
           over again?

           Never stop engaging in self-care! Especially in busy,
           stressful times!  I have learned to write down what I am
           doing (wellness routine) to ensure that if I ever slip, I get
           back on track.

      6.  What’s your Favorite Meal: 
           Lasagna and Caesar salad!

      7.  A Concert You’ll never forget:
          The first time I saw Michael Buble! I love the crooner era!
          I make a point of seeing him whenever he is in Saskatoon.

      8.  What’s on your nightstand right now?
           My gratitude journal and my current read: The Great
           Alone by Kristin Hannah.

      9.  Give us a snapshot of an ordinary moment in your life
          that brings you great joy:

          Returning home after my work day, being greeted by my
          two Pugs, Baxter and Bess. Their faces and tail wags never
          fail to make me smile. I feed them, make a cup of tea and
          enjoy cuddles on the couch every day. Unconditional love.

     10. What is one thing you’re deeply grateful for right now?

          My health. I do not take it for granted.

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