conflict, challenging conversations, confrontation

Are you dealing with conflict or need to confront someone?

Are you struggling with conflict? OR Are you experiencing a difficult situation and need to challenge someone?   Try a gentle approach when opening the conversation.   Whether you are struggling with conflict or needing to challenge someone, approaching the … Read More

counselling, coaching, self-care, tough love, grief and loss, stress relief. trusted friend, honest conversation

Seeking to rediscover yourself? Read this candid conversation with a therapy client whose experience helped her to do just that.

Have you ever wondered what other people are going through when they decide to seek therapy? What point they reach before finally taking the plunge and reaching out? How do they decide who to ask for support? What’s it like … Read More

mindful, mindfulness, stress management, mental health, well-being

Mindful March: A special guest post on simplifying mindfulness practice

Hi, my name is Debbie.  Together with Bree, I’ve developed the idea of having a month of Mindfulness tasks similar to the monthly fitness challenges we’ve all seen online. First, a little background I want to firstly qualify I’m not … Read More

domestic violence, relationship counselling

Domestic Violence: How to know an abusive relationship

Do you know domestic violence when you see it? How to know if you’re in or witnessing an abusive relationship. Let me paint you a picture – I warn you, it’s not a pretty one… You have an acquaintance at … Read More

Social media leaving you feeling guilty or inspired to change?

Are you inspired by your social media feeds? Consider all your social media feeds for just a minute… you know the ones: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, etc., etc. Do your feeds often inspire you to act?  I mean really “take … Read More

change, new year resolution, embrace uncertainty, find balance, self-determination

You are ‘change ready’ when you embrace uncertainty, know your true priorities, and you create balance within chaos.

Well it’s a new year, and it seems only natural that the general topic of conversation is change and resolutions.  So I thought it timely to share with you a story about myself.  Something on the topic of change from a … Read More

Are you battling with the decision to move a loved one into care? Try these 9 tips to help you cope.

Transitioning loved ones into care Supporting a loved one through the transition to a care facility is an incredibly difficult task.  Whether it’s your parent, relative, in-law or friend, it is a time when all are grieving for the many … Read More

Are you feeling controlled by anxiety and panic? Try these 3 quick tips to activate relief

Are you having trouble coping with day to day activities? Are you feeling controlled by anxiety and panic?   If you feel like you are merely scraping by each day, barely holding it together, hanging on by your fingernails, then … Read More

Need to conquer stress? Strengthen your self-awareness by practicing mindfulness

Anything you can do to reduce stress will go a long way towards improving your health. Stress is known to contribute to a variety of physical and mental health problems.  And not being sufficiently self-aware to allow for appropriate management of our … Read More

Reconnect with your potential using these 5 tips to rebuild self-esteem

So what is self-esteem? Essentially self-esteem is the way we think and feel about ourselves.  It is ‘self-evaluation’ if you like, and as a form of evaluation this means it can be positive or negative.  And because it is us … Read More