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?

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.

10 Things I Love About Myself (That I’m Not Supposed To)

We get taught an awful lot, implicitly and sometimes explicitly, about what we’re supposed to love and hate about ourselves. Until we decide we no longer buy it. Until we decide we can just love it all!

Co-Parenting After Divorce: 8 Key Lessons I’ve Learned

When I got married and had children, I never planned for what would happen in case we got divorced. It was never part of the schedule. But after 3 years of co-parenting after divorce, I’ve learned some important lessons that I want to share, hoping you will never need them!

Parenting in a Joined Family: 4 Challenges Stepparents Might Face (and Tips to Deal!)

I used to have 2 children, but find my family now enriched by 3 more amazing kids. Being a stepparent comes with a few of its own challenges, but when you learn to work around those, you find your life enriched in ways you couldn’t have imagined beforehand.

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.