relationships

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.

Fear of the Unknown & How to Overcome It

Fear of the Unknown & How to Overcome It

I’ve struggled with fear for a really long time. It manifests itself in different forms each day. In this blog post I want to address the fear of the unknown. And the subsequent resistance to facing the unknown that we have, paralysed by this fear. We give fear the keys to our fate so that we can feel comfortable and safe. But what if we looked it straight in the face instead? What if we kicked the door down and took control back from fear?

An Intro to the Mother-Daughter Relationship

An Intro to the Mother-Daughter Relationship

In this particular article, as I talk about mother-daughter relationships, I write addressing the group of women whose painful childhood relationships and experiences with their mothers have gone on to warp their adulthood in ways they may not recognise.

An Intro to the Father-Daughter Relationship

An Intro to the Father-Daughter Relationship

The importance of a father’s role in our lives is not as widely discussed and invites a lot of different conversations, so I’m going to continue unpacking it bit by bit, starting by focusing on the relationship between Fathers & Daughters.

Are They Right For Me & is Love Worth the Risk?

Are They Right For Me & is Love Worth the Risk?

Does a right man/woman exist?
Is there a right or wrong friend/colleague/partner?
Is there a right or wrong love?
When do I know it’s the right time to take the risk of loving?

Will this love make me happy again?

Types of Damaging Fathers and How They Influence Who We Are

Types of Damaging Fathers and How They Influence Who We Are

Types of unavailable fathers and how the father figure impacts who we become and the choices we make.

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. 

How Birth Order Impacts Our Children

How Birth Order Impacts Our Children

Parents will often come and tell me that they feel as though they’d raised their second child the same as the first, but then ask, “so why are they so different from one another?”.

How Boundaries (or lack thereof) Directly Affect Your Health

How Boundaries (or lack thereof) Directly Affect Your Health

“It wasn’t until I started becoming aware of some of my repetitive sabotaging behaviours that my health and wellbeing started becoming less of a burden. This was the beginning of my deeper understanding of the link between mind and body.”

The Difference Between Counselling & Coaching

The Difference Between Counselling & Coaching

How do you know whether Coaching or Counselling is better suited for you? What are the myths surrounding the two that you need to know about?

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. 

Vindictiveness: A Holiday Special

Vindictiveness: A Holiday Special

We can be true to ourselves and still do our best to act responsibly by choosing not to hurt others and ourselves by surrendering power to our vindictive side, which is a part of our humanness. We do this by nurturing and remaining faithful and connected to our light.

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’.

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