17 03, 2019

Top 5 most read blog posts on relationships, childhood neglect and trauma

By |2019-03-17T21:56:52+00:00March 17th, 2019|0 Comments

For this month’s post, I wanted to bring together the five most read posts on my website in the past year in case someone hasn’t seen them yet. I started blogging about three years ago. My aim was to be able to give through my writing hope for healing and [...]

12 02, 2019

Emotional flexibility vs. rigidity – How childhood emotional neglect or trauma can make it difficult for you to adapt to sudden changes

By |2019-02-12T23:02:44+00:00February 12th, 2019|0 Comments

What happens when your plan is messed up by sudden, unexpected events? You make plans and are either looking forward to something or are relying on things to be working and then something happens and your plans are changed. Such as: You have Christmas planned with the family and friends, [...]

27 11, 2018

What is the meaning of shame in your life?

By |2018-12-09T21:50:00+00:00November 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Lucy* often doubts herself and questions her decisions in life. She is struggling with anxiety and low mood. Often, she finds herself blushing when the attention is directed at her and she wants to hide away. Life feels difficult as Lucy tries to be a “good girl” and do what [...]

20 03, 2018

16 Cognitive errors impacting your well-being and relationships

By |2019-03-04T16:21:21+00:00March 20th, 2018|0 Comments

How often do you try to guess what someone else is thinking whether it is your partner, a friend or a work colleague or boss and then potentially act based on what you thought they said or meant? Perhaps you find it difficult to see any good things in [...]

21 02, 2018

“I have to be….” – What is Your perfectionism covering?

By |2019-03-04T16:23:56+00:00February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Laura* often feels stressed out and tries to be the perfect employee, a partner, and a mother. She is the one who puts 110% effort into everything and always thinks of others. She feels ashamed if she is not able to achieve her standards. She feels that her world [...]

19 01, 2018

Why is it difficult for me to make changes in my life?

By |2018-01-19T10:48:21+00:00January 19th, 2018|0 Comments

It is that time of the year again, many of us want to make changes in our lives: in relationships, lifestyle (diet, exercise, & relaxation), work, and/or our relationship with ourselves.  Many of us make promises to ourselves to change our behaviours and life but often soon stop doing [...]

6 12, 2017

How to survive the festive season with a dysfunctional family

By |2017-12-11T14:00:12+00:00December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The holiday season can bring out the best and worst in us and in our family members as potentially a lot of time is spent together and there often are expectations for the celebrations. We may have a wish to have a wonderful festive season like in the Hollywood films [...]

28 07, 2017

Healing the mother wound – Part 2: 10 Steps to healing from emotional absence

By |2019-02-25T16:37:38+00:00July 28th, 2017|6 Comments

The greatest pain of all – the mother wound, the emotional absence of your mother in your early years. The first part of this 2-part series looked at what the mother wound means and how it can impact your well-being as an adult. The mother wound can be defined as [...]

10 07, 2017

Healing the mother wound – Part 1: Understanding the mother wound, good enough mothering and the impact of the mother wound as an adult

By |2019-03-09T15:59:59+00:00July 10th, 2017|4 Comments

Perhaps the most painful of all feelings is the awareness that your mother was not there for you emotionally as a child, this creates the mother wound. She might have been physically present but emotionally absent. Perhaps she was (is) very critical and she was telling [...]

12 06, 2017

How do our early relationships impact adult well-being & relationships?

By |2017-06-12T23:01:47+00:00June 12th, 2017|0 Comments

From the day we are born, we start to form relationships with people in our world and these early relationships guide our later relationships even in adulthood. The aim of this blog post is to explain how these early relationships often impact our intimate relationships in adulthood: what type [...]