Relationship puzzle #1: Men and women feel things differently

April 30th, 2016

Men and women feel things differently. Isn’t that the truth you might be thinking.

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Mindful Relationship Practice – Part 6: Walking a mile in your partner’s moccasins

April 14th, 2016

Mindful relationships presuppose the existence of a sense of empathy between the partners. This empathy – feeling with – your partner is vital if you are to have a meaningful relationship. We all know that people are unique and different – yet we all assume, at times, that our partners feel the same way about […]

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Mindful Relationship Practice – Part 5: Laughing out loud together

March 31st, 2016

When was the last time you consciously remember having a good laugh with your partner? Sharing humour can strengthen your connection to one another. Laughing has been found to bring feelings of joy and connection. It’s good to laugh – the exercise is beneficial to your body and soul. Reflect on when was the last […]

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Mindful Relationship Practice – Part 4: Acknowledging every gift

March 16th, 2016

How often have you consciously considered the everyday gifts in your life? More importantly, how often have you acknowledged the giver of these gifts? Every little gift that you receive – both actual and symbolic – should be mindfully considered and acknowledged. Sometimes we’re so immersed in our everyday lives that we don’t take a […]

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Mindful Relationship Practice – Part 3: Turn off your autopilot

February 28th, 2016

If you want to commit to mindful living and becoming more conscious about the quality of your relationship, then turning off your autopilot is a good first step. Many couples find that their constant daily routine can turn them into robots. They find that they operate on autopilot, without much thought to what’s really going […]

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Mindful Relationship Practice – Part 2: Working Together

February 15th, 2016

Relationships need to allow people to be separate as well as work together. It’s healthy if you can find a balance of separateness and togetherness in your relationship.

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Mindful Relationship Practice – Part 1: Affectionate listening

January 28th, 2016

Have you noticed how often your attention is elsewhere when your partner is speaking? You might find that your own thoughts or rehearsed responses are crowding out their voice.

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Stress and Breathing 101

January 8th, 2016

Everyone’s heard of it. Stress. It’s all around us. It’s part of everyone’s life. Stress is the application of some force or pressure to something.

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How do you recognise depression and anxiety in others?

October 28th, 2015

It’s mostly the case that people with depression don’t often rush to tell someone what’s going on in their heads.

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Self-esteem and you: Part Two – Six ways of nurturing yourself

October 14th, 2015

In Part One, you learned about breaking out of the failure cycle and moving into a positive cycle of valuing yourself and your skills.

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