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 ]

It’s Not Just a Phase: Indicators That You May Deal with Adult Adhd

ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is thought to be biological and most often genetic; its development takes place very early. Adults with ADHD may exhibit the same symptoms they had as children, and although hyperactivity often diminishes by adulthood, inattentiveness and impulsivity may persist. About 50 per cent of adults with ADHD also suffer from an anxiety disorder. In the fast-paced world...[ read more ]

7 Tips for Getting Through a Breakup

Breakups are not easy. No breakup is ever smooth, but some breakups can make you feel like you've been punched in the stomach. Moreover, during those times, it can become sincerely challenging to see a way forward. Maybe your friends and family don't seem to understand why you are struggling so much, but you have every right to your feelings...[ read more ]

Narcissism in Relationship Part 2

Public Confrontation The narcissist’s first response when feeling wronged is to confront, attack, blame and criticise. This ‘Tit-for-tat’ style of communications is typical. There are few filters on thoughts, and the narcissist will not hesitate to make a scene in a public setting. It can feel like you are watching a toddler throwing a tantrum, but this involves an adult, and so...[ read more ]

Narcissism in Relationship Part 1

If you feel that you are always walking on eggshells, fearful of being chastised, or on the receiving end of ongoing criticism, you may be in a relationship with a narcissist. Narcissism is a term that refers to a type of survival personality style and is often a response to childhood trauma, abuse and neglect. Narcissism is a spectrum disorder....[ read more ]

“Am I An Addict?” 5 Signs You Should Seek Help

When we speak about addiction, we tend to think of drugs and alcohol. However, many seemingly benign activities can become an addiction for some people. For some, watching porn is an activity done once in a while for fun, while others watch for hours every day alone. Some people shop only when they need something; others spend more than they...[ read more ]

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