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When there is so much fear, it’s time to spread the love.

When there is so much fear, it’s time to spread the love.

The coronavirus has brought massive change to the world. Fear and worry often go hand in hand with any significant change, especially when impacts to human health and the global economy are as far-reaching as they have been to date. This is why it is now more...

Is your child triggering you, or are you triggering them?

Is your child triggering you, or are you triggering them?

Parenting should be a joyful experience for both parent and child, yet it can often feel like a battle. Sometimes they misbehave and so you try to talk to them about it. They then argue back and the next thing you know, you’re in the midst of an argument they caused....

One day they will decide whether I belong on their team.

One day they will decide whether I belong on their team.

I was born into a family comprising of a father, mother and younger brother. My father was a reserved, analytical man and my mother was very driven, with a classic rescuer personality. My brother was the easy going, blonde-haired boy with a big smile on his face....

The cameras are watching you.

The cameras are watching you.

Yesterday morning, my middle daughter and I were listening to the radio while I was driving her to school. The radio hosts were talking about how they get their kids to behave in the lead up to Christmas. One caller said she had told her children Santa was watching...

How a parent responds to their child’s bullying speaks volumes.

How a parent responds to their child’s bullying speaks volumes.

I know many people whose children have been bullied at school. It’s always saddening to hear their stories of hurt and friendship betrayal. Bullying is damaging both for the child at the receiving end, and for the child who has been labelled the bully. When bullying...

When success is a failure.

When success is a failure.

An Australian TV personality had a daughter. Being successful herself, she had high expectations of her daughter and had pushed her hard to succeed. Her daughter had excelled at school, winning numerous awards and becoming an accomplished violinist. Upon completion of...

Lost your purpose in life? This hack will make life exciting.

Lost your purpose in life? This hack will make life exciting.

I’ve met many people who feel lost and empty.  Sometimes their despair is triggered by a change in circumstances; women who identified themselves as 'mum' suddenly discover their children have become more independent; employees who find themselves redundant;...

Can’t forgive but know you need to?

Can’t forgive but know you need to?

Relationships are tough. Even the best relationships have their hurdles and sometimes your partner has done or said something so hurtful, you can’t see a way to forgive. Yet you know for your own health and wellbeing, you must. In my darkest days, I would sit on my...

When your friends are not around to love you…

When your friends are not around to love you…

We all hit rough patches at times: it’s life. Some people manage to pick themselves up and get back on track fast, while others just can't seem to get through it, and so suffer for a long time. When you’re down and struggling to get back up, you need your team around...

What happens when you believe in miracles.

What happens when you believe in miracles.

My orchid flowered the other day. It was a miracle and I'll tell you why.   I’d received it as a gift many months ago when it was in full bloom and I cared for it until the flowers faded and fell to the ground. In the past I would have thrown the plant out believing...

Are you tired of convincing everyone you’re happy?

Are you tired of convincing everyone you’re happy?

A client of mine was in a state of anxiety about not being happy yet. “I’m doing everything I’m supposed to” she said. She was going to yoga, catching up with friends, having massages to nurture herself. She was eating well and endeavouring to sleep eight hours each...

Think if you try harder he’ll be interested in you?

Think if you try harder he’ll be interested in you?

I admit it, I’m a die-hard of The Bachelor show. If you’ve been watching The Bachelor this season, you’ll be aware it has already been full of cringe-worthy moments, more than I can stomach. I feel so sorry for these beautiful women who are falling over one another in...

Rich relationship, poor relationship.

Rich relationship, poor relationship.

I’ve had both kinds of relationships now and each one taught me three valuable things about myself that I would have never learned, had I not been willing to go through the pain. My poor relationship was devoid of real connection. It was a bond formed out of an...

I’ve been betrayed. Will I ever trust again?

I’ve been betrayed. Will I ever trust again?

When you’ve been betrayed, you know it’s like being stabbed in the stomach and having the blade churn through your insides.  The feeling is horrific.

Discovery of infidelities, lies, or hidden addictions can tear a family apart and leave you reeling.

Recovery from the trauma of betrayal is definitely quite a process, but the idea is that in the longer term you’re supposed to not only recover, you’re supposed to shine even brighter than ever before.

I know we had a bad relationship, but I want him back.

I know we had a bad relationship, but I want him back.

I was recently chatting with a friend of mine who had left her tumultuous marriage a few months ago.  Initially she felt strong in her decision to end the relationship, but as time went on she began to feel lonely and had started to reminisce about all the good times.

She told me she knew she shouldn’t go back but still, she could feel herself being drawn towards him again. Her memories of the good times were having a powerful amnesiac effect on all the bad times.

Is dealing with your ex a constant battle?

Is dealing with your ex a constant battle?

I once worked with a woman who was in a constant power struggle with her ex-partner. His attempts to manipulate and control her through their child wore her down, and I witnessed her anxiety levels rise every time his messages flooded her phone. Her body would tense as she sent off a barrage of angry texts in response.

It was a never-ending cycle of madness. Both people angry, each blaming the other.

Help women find their power on International Women’s Day

Help women find their power on International Women’s Day

On this international Women’s Day we who have found our strength must stand and support those who have not yet found theirs.

A new era is dawning, a movement is gathering momentum.  The world is beginning to recognise the power in women and the era of secrets and violence behind closed doors is coming to an end.

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