Month: December 2017

2018: The Year To Beat Codependency!

It is all about choice…. yes, choice. Our own personal choice and we do have it, despite what we think sometimes.  For codependents, personal choice is often a concept that escapes them. They feel their destiny and choices are in the hands of others. WRONG! Anyone can take the steps they need to recover from…

Living With Depression All Day, Every Day

It is an overwhelming fact that depression rates are on the rise in most corners of the globe. Globally, millions of people are living with the misery of the so-called “cancer of mental health” on a daily basis. Some have had their symptoms alleviated by medication, some have sought therapy and there are many others…

PTSD Symptoms Are Not Weakness. They Are A Normal Reaction Of A Normal Person To A Terrifying Experience

Post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed psychological conditions that exist. Often disregarded by the medical profession, treated with suspicion by health care and sometimes not even recognized by the sufferers themselves, it justifies the title given to it by David Kinchin as the “Invisible Injury”. It is,…

A Thought For 2018: Live With The Choices You Make

I recently had a deep and rather philosophical conversation with a client concerning how much we can truly exercise free will in our lives. Him, going through a difficult period in his life, preferred to believe that we have limited free will and most things that happen to us were predetermined in some shape or…

What Do I See When I Look At You? The Anatomy Of A Relationship

In the time I have known you, we have had one adventure after the other.  Some planned, some forced. Due to the very nature of who we are, everything is more complicated and needs much more time to be brought to a conclusion. Bringing together two different nationalities, faiths and outlooks bring its problems. We…

A Sensitive Post Revisted

Five years ago, I wrote a post entitled ” Are All Men Potential Rapists?” looking at the subject and attitudes towards sexual assault on women. There can be no excuse for this and a true victim should never be placed in a position of responsibility. In light of the sexual assault scandals happening in Hollywood…

Depression In The Workplace: Is Your Employer Stepping Up To The Plate?

Sometimes, I am asked by corporate clients to help new managers with the challenges of their new job. Usually, just the basic management tasks can be overwhelming without the added problem of dealing with people and especially ‘difficult’ people. There are many definitions of the word ‘difficult’ from the employee who constantly resists change to…

Positive Discipline: Giving Your Child A Sense Of Autonomy

As children grow older, they like to explore and push boundaries. What they are looking for is a sense of autonomy and self-confidence, an important cog in the wheel of development. The way parents handle this is crucial for the child’s development. When children are not allowed to explore in a child proof home or are punished and…

Practice Positive Discipline: Your Child Will Thank You For It

The first weeks of a baby’s life can be difficult and tiring for the new parents. Some parents can be completely overwhelmed with this new life that is suddenly thrust upon them. During these early phases, mistakes can be made that can have an effect in the years to come.  Experts often cite the first…