Monthly Archives: August 2014


I feel “guilty”!

By | 2017-12-23T23:26:11+00:00 August 26th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Many of us, including myself, have played the role of "pleaser" in order to be loved and accepted. We may be familiar with being guilt-prone and with living with the voice of "shoulds." The following paragraph is excerpted from Wikipedia's description of Guilt (emotion): {Alice Miller claims that "many people suffer all their lives from this [...]

Which part of the tree are you hanging onto?

By | 2017-12-23T08:46:14+00:00 August 13th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

If we were holding on to a tree for safety, we wouldn't be at the top of the tree - succumbing to winds, rains, and storms. Similarly, living in our head can be dangerous - like the "monkey mind" where we never feel settled and balanced. Instead, it would be wise to hang on to the [...]

Caring behaviours to nurture your relationship as a couple

By | 2017-12-23T23:26:11+00:00 August 3rd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

When a couple's relationship is stressed, often there is a reduction in caring behaviours -- verbal or non-verbal expressions of interest, respect, concern, and affection. Both partners are likely waiting for good feelings to return before acting positively towards each other. An effective way to jump start the relationship is to consciously increase the rate of [...]