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Divorce & Celebs: How their parents’ divorce affected them

Divorce & Celebs: How their parents’ divorce affected them

Nicole Richie: “When my dad divorced my mom, it was kind of like him leaving me also.”       Isla Fisher: “You can’t underestimate how traumatic divorce is for the children. When your parents divorce, it makes you grow up fast. I’d urge parents to strongly consider working things out. I’d work things out […]

25th May 2015 | By More
Symptoms of a Nervous Breakdown

Symptoms of a Nervous Breakdown

The signs and symptoms of your ‘nervous breakdown’ are an indication that you have reached your limit, not that you’re going mad! You’re just at breaking point – completely ‘stressed out’ and at the ‘end of your tether’. There’s a limit to us all and there’s a limit to how much you can cope with too. […]

22nd May 2015 | By More
What to Do When You’re Feeling Angry with Someone

What to Do When You’re Feeling Angry with Someone

“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” ~Chinese proverb It’s inevitable that we’ll feel angry—and many times, with people we know well and love. We all will. We’ll all have lots of misunderstandings and annoyances, and lots of opportunities to practice responding to anger calmly […]

18th May 2015 | By More
Divorce Rituals – an example

Divorce Rituals – an example

You can do this on your own, but if the partner you are separating from is willing and a fair divorce is your mutual goal, then share this ceremony. It will lay down wonderful loving foundations for your future. Ceremony: You will need a candle (white or violet colour), a bowl of water, sandalwood incense […]

15th May 2015 | By More
Divorce Transition Rituals

Divorce Transition Rituals

Marking the divorce transition with rituals Divorce is a major life transition, though as yet, one without a ritual to mark and support the passage and to orient the community to the family’s transition. The legal process is the only current social context for this important and personal transition. We need to create a more […]

14th May 2015 | By More
Your Anxiety Is Killing Your Appetite

Your Anxiety Is Killing Your Appetite

“It is an unpleasant feeling; I want to get rid of it!”— These are often the only words people can express when asked to describe their anxiety. However, anxiety is an emotion that occurs very frequently and it may strongly affect eating behavior. It is not the same as fear, which is an appropriate response […]

14th May 2015 | By More
Blending Families

Blending Families

Here are five common myths about blending families, that keep families apart: Don’t be their Mom, be their friend – It was about a few months in when a friends of my significant other muttered this very statement. It was followed up by “He already has aunts, grandma and me, he doesn’t need anyone else.” […]

12th May 2015 | By More
Mother’s Day Tips for Divorced Fathers

Mother’s Day Tips for Divorced Fathers

If you are one of those sceptics, arguing that it is just another money-making gimmick, take a moment to read and reflect on these notes. Read Father’s Day Tips for Divorced Moms On mother’s day, we have the opportunity for an annual show of honour and appreciation for mothers – not only your own mother, […]

8th May 2015 | By More
Forgiveness

Forgiveness

As he was about to climb yet another dune, his heart whispered, “Be aware of the place where you are brought to tears. That’s where I am, and that’s where your treasure is.” ~ pg. 168 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho We all breathe together! All of life breathes together! The air I breathe out, […]

6th May 2015 | By More
Happy (Divorced) Mother’s Day

Happy (Divorced) Mother’s Day

Once a year, we have the opportunity to honour our Mothers and show our appreciation for everything that they mean to us. It is also an opportunity to teach our children to consider the relationships they have with the women who gave birth to them and the roles that their mothers play in their lives.

6th May 2015 | By More