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.

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?

Why Can’t My Partner (Friend, Child, Colleague…) Cope With Small Obstacles?

There are people who, when a problem is presented to them, can’t seem to cope with it right away. There are times when I can adapt to issues really quickly (at work). This is a story of when I couldn’t, why that was and what I needed at the time. I know I’m not alone in this, so perhaps it can be helpful to you too.

What To Do When You’re Feeling Overly Emotional – 3 Steps to (Some) Calm

Have you ever had one of those days (or hours) where it felt like everything was too much? You couldn’t cope with simple adversities like a stubbed toe or a broken glass? I had such an emotional day yesterday and, for the first time, felt like I handled it okay. Here is how.

I Want to Push my Partner Away – Now What? (5 Steps to Deal)

Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t be around your partner in that moment? Like you wanted to leave? Or push them away? Yes, it’s completely normal. And no, it’s not a lot of fun. Here are some tried and tested tips I’ve built up over the years.

How Disappointment Shows Your Hidden Hopes and Expectations

Why do we sometimes feel disappointed when we don’t expect it? What’s behind that sudden emotional reaction? I just received some news which I thought I was prepared for, and yet, it hit me harder than I thought…

The Choice: Who Do I Want to Be in This Moment?

When you’re confronted with a difficult moment, it calls on you to show who you really want to be. You show this, through your response. Not the one your emotions force you to make, but the deliberate one you decide on for yourself.