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April 8, 2019

John Gottman, an American psychologist well known for his relationship research, suggested that an emotional connection and a striving toward an equality of influence are key factors that predict relationship well-being.

Below are few simple suggestions to consider for...

December 12, 2018

This Year I am Celebrating Vulnerability.

One of my favorite things about Christmas 2018 is spending it with my loved ones, but especially my little ones.

Outside of the usual stress of managing their behavior through the church service :-); like all children, they light...

July 30, 2018

Many of us fall into/take on board the role of a carer, at some point during our life’s journey.

Many of us are too familiar with the experience of grief in response to health-related changes in our loved ones; whether these relate to frail age, or some other emotional...

July 24, 2018

My littlie son, who is only 3, is in some ways, my great teacher (p.s., don’t worry, I am still the boss).

He naturally engages with the world, in a way that I effort-fully remind myself to do, many times a week (P.s. I’m not saying he isn’t super hard work ;)).

Through...

June 19, 2018

Within my counseling practice, a very common concern that I come across, is devoted wives, mothers, daughters…saying something along the lines of: “I can’t switch off…,” “I can’t stop thinking about my son/daughter/husband/mother…,” “They are always on my mind.”

This is...

June 14, 2018

"If you are an adult, you are responsible for your life and well-being. No one owes you the fulfillment of your needs or wants… If you respect the principle of self-ownership, you understand that no one else owns you and that you do not own anyone else. Only on this un...

June 3, 2018

The purpose of this simple visualization is to help children understand that: feelings are a natural response to the happenings in their life and are neither positive nor negative (rather, it is their coping with them that can lead to positive or negative results); and...

May 28, 2018

A relationship dynamic that I often come across in my counseling work is one where a person finds themselves coping with another, who takes on board either less than their share of labor or those duties that feel more comfortable and don’t require as much effort; while...

May 18, 2018

Most of us are familiar with terms assertive, passive, and aggressive, as adjectives that describe the different ways in which we choose to respond to others, within various contexts and interactions.

Responding assertively means making a choice to respond in...

May 14, 2018

"A happy marriage perhaps represents the ideal of human relationship; a setting in which each partner… feels free to be what he or she…is: a relationship in which…giving and taking are equal; in which each accepts the other…"

Storr, A.

If two individuals are a part of a...

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