How Can We Help Our Children Feel Safe?

My son has a really hard time finding safety in the outside world. If he could choose, he’d be with me or his father 24/7. But since we’re limited beings, and the world is inherently unsafe, we need to find other ways to help our children feel safe.

Dealing With Your (Self-)Destructive Tendencies

Over time, I’ve come to recognise some of the signs that precede depression. Last week I noticed myself feeling angry, a lot, for seemingly no reason. My therapy session yesterday helped uncover a bit of what was underneath.

Same Event, Different Experience: How to Deal with Unexpected Emotions

My daughter looked forward to school starting again for days, my son dreaded it for weeks. How do you deal with people responding so differently to a situation than you would? If you can’t really understand why they feel the way they feel?

The Empathy Response – Why? How? When?

What is the one response that works on an angry friend, a scared child and a grieving family member? It’s empathy. It’s one of the most valuable skills we can acquire and the impact on our personal and professional relationships is amazing. Why not give it a try?

Are You Aware of What Winds You Up? (And Can You Get Back Down?)

We are all faced with stressors in our everyday lives, but what stresses out one person might not stress out someone else. The same rule applies to all of us, though: what goes up must come down. But how?

Healty Relationship Practices: Taking it Slow

If you look at movies or tv-shows these days, it seems that most first dates end between the sheets. If it’s true love, that is. But traditionally, building a relationships goes a lot slower, and there are good reasons why.

Healthy Relationship Practices: How to Avoid the Big Fights

Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of a huge fight wondering ‘How did we get here? What is this even really about?’
They seem to come out of nowhere, but there are usually some tell-tale signs letting you know what’s coming. Here’s how to avoid these nuclear relationship-bombs and to deal with conflict more constructively.