Parents Separating– Telling the Children Part 1

Telling your children that you are separating can be the one thing many of us dread. You may fear your children's reactions. Verbalising it may also make it more real for you. Every child and every family is different, so it is essential to take the time to think about your children and your family situation before starting this process....[ read more ]

What Causes Insomnia? 15 Key Culprits

If you are someone who spends most of the night tossing and turning, checking the time on the clock, you are not alone. According to some recent statistics, close to 20% of Brits suffer from some sleep disorder. Symptoms of Insomnia Those trouble with insomnia experience difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or getting back to sleep when they wake up...[ read more ]

Narcissism in Relationship Part 3

This is the last part of the blog post on Narcissism in a relationship. The following are tendencies or qualities that Narcissistic often act out in their most intimate relationships. Refusal to admit mistakes or take responsibility for actions. The narcissist has many layers of defences that have been developed over an extended period to protect them from hurt and...[ read more ]

Are the “5 Stages of Grief” Real?

Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance: these are the very well-known five stages of grief, as postulated by Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book On Death and Dying. At the time of the book’s publication, very little instruction was given in medical school on the subject of death and dying, which was what motivated Kübler-Ross to share her...[ read more ]

4 Tips for Controlling a Stutter

Just about everyone has experienced a moment in their lives they stammered nervously or struggled to get their thoughts out. Approximately four times as many men as women stutter, encompassing 70 million people worldwide, or about 1% of the world's population. Stuttering (or stammering) is a communication disorder that can cause frustration, fear, embarrassment and anxiety. If you stutter, you...[ read more ]

Things It Would Be Helpful Your Loved Ones Knew About Dealing with a Cancer Diagnosis

From working with many clients and dealing with the aftermath of a cancer diagnosis myself, I would like to share some things that many dealing with such devastation would like others to know. Cancer is not something you can overcome with sheer will. It is not a battle. So, dying from cancer doesn't mean someone didn't fight hard enough or...[ read more ]

5 Tips to Help You Heal from a Breakup after You Have Been Betrayed

Feeling betrayed can make it harder to move on after a breakup. Going through a divorce or a breakup stirs some complicated feelings for the majority of us. There are several reasons why people divorce or end a relationship, and based on them you may have a harder or easier time moving on. There is a big difference between divorcing...[ read more ]

Dresses & Ties: How to Come to Terms with Crossdressing Desires

Societies like to make the complex simple. They insist on taking grey situations and ideas and making them black or white. In this way, people and situations can be more easily controlled and predicted, and the "normal" order can reign supreme. Except, that isn’t realistic. We all know that human beings are very complex creatures and that life isn’t black or...[ read more ]

Navigating LGBTQ Parenthood with your spouse/partner.

The phrase “traditional family” no longer relates to a heterosexual couple with two-point-five kids. Today’s families are diverse, with many LGBTQ couples forming family units through adoption, foster care, artificial insemination and other means. The official government estimate is that in the UK in 2013 there were around 20,000 dependent children living in same-sex couple families. Though it is, in...[ read more ]

Stepping Back from the Edge: How to Deal with Anger in the Moment

Anger is a natural and healthy emotion that everyone feels from time to time. However, when you find yourself being caught off guard with unexpected anger or feeling anger at a time when you can't express it, it can be difficult to cope with. So, what can you do when you find yourself feeling anger unexpectedly? Below are some strategies...[ read more ]



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