Love

The Connection Between Unconditional Love and Self-Confidence

The Connection Between Unconditional Love and Self-Confidence

I’ve worked with several clients on confidence (or lack thereof). After many years of learning what the real meaning of confidence is, I recognise myself as an expert in this specific aspect.

Confidence is not as simple as it seems. There are many complexities and a spectrum of meanings within the definition of confidence. It involves attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that often aren’t innate gifts and need to be nurtured, practiced and/or acquired.

Divorce, an Act of Authenticity or Escapism?

Divorce, an Act of Authenticity or Escapism?

There was a time when married couples would stay together for life. Despite a lack of happiness in the relationship, often rooted in unhealthy co-dependency between two partners, marriage wasn’t easily dissolved. People would choose to stay ‘glued’ together in the name of a commitment they made many years before. Often because it was financially more comfortable. Other times because they lacked the courage to take a leap of faith and enter the unknown. And more times than not, because they were used to conforming to the expectations of a hypocritical society.

The Purpose of Addictive Relationships

The Purpose of Addictive Relationships

Through my own studies and life experience over the years, I came to realise that we can be compulsive and addicted to any kind of relationship, even one with a friend or colleague. The most detrimental reality is that often we don’t or can’t recognise it and can live a life going through toxic relationship cycles until we die.

The Stages of Love

The Stages of Love

What happens when we move passed the ‘honeymoon phase’ of a relationship, often during the first year of living together. 

Authentic Love vs. Inauthentic Love

Authentic Love vs. Inauthentic Love

98% of the Earth’s population is not self-actualised, according to Abraham Maslow. They therefore, act out from a space of unconditional or ‘inauthentic love’ for themselves and others. I believe that, no matter how much self-empowerment work I put myself through, becoming a self-actualised or authentic human being is a never ending process.

How to Fix Broken Trust in a Relationship

How to Fix Broken Trust in a Relationship

TRUST: the bedrock of any relationship

Trust is the cornerstone of a healthy and deeply satisfying relationship. In a trusting relationship, partners, friends or colleagues are honest with each other. 

Why Am I Addicted to Toxic Relationships?

Why Am I Addicted to Toxic Relationships?

In our lives we come across and engage in various types of relationships: romantic, professional, familial, casual and many more. Relationships can be many things... but always fall under the categories of healthy or toxic. 

Adult Love and Childish Love

Adult Love and Childish Love

Loving and being Loved is a basic necessity in life. There are many ways to and be loved but I believe if you strip all these ways bare (be it romantic, friends, family etc), you will find that it comes down to two main kinds of love: 'Adult' love and 'Childish' love.

Real Love: A Mature Adult in a Mature Relationship

Real Love: A Mature Adult in a Mature Relationship

How do we define what a 'mature adult' in a mature relationship is?


What Does 'Giving & Receiving' Mean In A Couple?

Observing my own marriage and listening to the stories of many in my profession, I came to realise that the major cause for marriages to breakdown is the lack of balance between ‘giving‘ and ‘ receiving’.

The Power of the Heart: Part I

If, at any time in our lives, we open our hearts, we fall in love. If at any moment of our existence, the heart closes, our love crashes.

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