Divorce and separation

Love youself before loving others

Love youself before loving others

It is almost a cliché but there is still an absolute nugget of gold in the statement that you need to love yourself before you can fully love another. For a long time now, there has been a co-dependent aspect to the mainstream understanding of relationships. The lyrics from the most popular chart songs from

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Letting go of shame

Letting go of shame

Shame is one of the hardest and most toxic of human emotions. It is centred in the belief that there is something wrong with you and carries thoughts such as ‘I’m bad’ or ‘I hate myself’. Because of its inherent behaviour of self-attack, it can be very difficult to seek help and support. Shame is

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Stress busting tips

Stress busting tips

S-T-R-E-S-S…is something that is unavoidable in the 21st century, but what we do have a bit more control over is how we respond to the signs of it when we spot them. It can be tempting to turn to alcohol, or sugary foods as a way of stemming the difficult feelings that stress involves. These

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Gotta have faith

Gotta have faith

Faith is one of those classic abstract nouns, something that is impossible to see, touch, smell or taste. Rather than being something concrete and tangible, it’s a personal choice to view life in a certain way and live accordingly to that perspective. Life is Worthwhile Many of us resist the idea of simply believing that

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Lessons to learn from a failed relationship

Lessons to learn from a failed relationship

When a relationship fails it’s natural to dwell on the reasons behind the break down. You may find yourself wondering what you did wrong, what you could have done differently and be angry at the time and energy you feel you have wasted. While valid and totally understandable, these downbeat emotions keep you locked in

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insomnia

Insomnia

Insomnia can drive you potty, leaving you feeling cranky and unable to face the day. However, it is not an uncommon complaint, with an estimated 33% of people in the UK suffering from episodes. What is Insomnia? Insomnia means not getting enough sleep to feel refreshed in the morning, even though you’ve had plenty of

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