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  • Time to Say Goodbye

    In her ground-breaking book On Death and Dying, the Swiss-American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross claims that “people in mourning have to come to grips with death before they can live again”, and dealing with a break-up is no different.
    The feelings we have after a break-up, and the emotional rollercoaster we find ourselves on, feels a lot…

  • Moment of Truth

    It all started with a queasiness in the stomach.
    We had just sat down for dinner and were deciding what to order when a hand reached over and touched my leg. It was an all-too familiar hand, an all-too familiar touch, yet somehow such an innocent gesture of warmth and kindness felt criminal and made me…

  • The best ‘My Therapist’ memes

    Unless you’re living under a meme-rock, you’ve probably seen the latest trend of folks sharing some amusing interactions between themselves & their “therapists”. We love how interactions in the therapy room (however embellished) are hitting the mainstream and shaking up the stigma of getting help and seeing a therapist.

    Here are a few that made us…

  • The People Pleaser’s Problem

    Are you the friend, partner, family member or colleague who’s constantly available? The one who never says no and is there for every heartache or phone call? You tell yourself you’re not a real friend if you can’t be there all the time or that you’re a terrible partner if you just need some time…

  • Get Out of Your Own Way

    We’re Our Biggest Bullshitters
    Let’s cut right to it: sometimes, you get in your own way. You may know what you want in life but never really found the right time, right money or fill-in-your-own-excuse-here. It’s called self-sabotaging and often, we do this because as much as we want to get ahead in life, we’re shit-scared of change.
    This week, we’re exploring the…

  • How to have those tough conversations

    So I assume everyone’s heard of the honeymoon period right? That period when you first get into a relationship and everything is amazing. You’re over the moon for your partner, you get butterflies in your stomach every time you see them, everything’s perfect and you just can’t seem to find anything to fault. That is,…

  • The Practise of Letting Go

    Letting go is a process. It is sometimes painful, sometimes effortless but should be continuous. In this piece, we’re not talking about burning everything that once belonged to your ex, sending angry text messages, having a big cry or dancing the pain away (though the last bit sounds fun).

    We’re talking about facing up to the…

  • Introducing #JOMO – the Joy Of Missing Out

    Everyone’s going to that party tonight but you’re feeling knackered. You’ve had a long week of meetings, messages you haven’t replied to, laundry that’s piling up and let’s be honest, you really can’t be bothered having to yell over music and listen to Susan talk about her latest detox… but if you told your mates,…

  • Back to Basics: What is Mindfulness?

    Mindfulness originated in Eastern philosophy (largely in Buddhism, Taoism and Yoga) and has literally been around for thousands of years. More recently in the past 40 years or so, it has seeped its way into Western research and psychological practice due to its truckload of benefits. Mindfulness is ‘the state of being attentive to, and…