A Positive Outlook during this difficult period of time

The outbreak of COVID-19 is causing a lot of mental distress to people over the world. We are flooded by more news each day (including fake ones) and it can be overwhelming, leading to feelings of exhaustion on multiple levels. They can include constant stress and anxiety brought about by feelings ...

Apr 7

Categories: Family Problems, Happiness, Workplace Issues

Written By:
Irena Constantin

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The problems with isolation

Human babies need caregivers because they are born helpless.  This first bond between caregiver and baby develops our attachment system, which is linked to our nervous system. We learn as babies and then toddlers how to get our needs met through others.  As we grow into teenagers, we look ...

Apr 1

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Depression, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Art therapy for teens: Moving beyond hideouts and holdouts

Adolescence is a time of transformation that can often feel isolating or confusing. With the pressures of growing up, there is sometimes little time available to work through this period of transition. It might be worthwhile for the young person to have a space that he or she could recognise as ...

Mar 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Social Anxiety / Phobia

Written By:
Stephen Radley

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What is Mentalisation Based Therapy?

At one time or another, most of us may take things the wrong way. Whether at work, with our friends or loved ones, we could find ourselves misinterpreting where others are coming from, especially when the stakes feel high.   

Mar 26

Categories: Addictions, Borderline Personality Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress ...

Written By:
Stephen Radley

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How can I calm down my child?

 The beauty of children is that they seem to be living in the moment.  They really feel their feelings and go all-in with the present.  The downside to this can be immense emotions ...

Mar 25

Categories: Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Parenting

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Surviving after a miscarriage

“When I came home from the hospital, and everyone quickly jumped up and gave me their chair, I was like I don’t need that. Don’t treat me as if I have a new born. I don’t have a new born,” Zehra reminisced.

Mar 18

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Miscarriage, Relationships & Marriage

Written By:
Ahmer Zuberi

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Sexuality – The Last Frontier of Being an Expressed Adult?

Mar 15

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Self-Confidence, Self-Love, Sexual ...

Written By:
Dr. Martha Tara Lee

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Handling Scars from a Mastectomy

I am thinking about why some women embrace their scars from a mastectomy (removal of the whole breast) and others hate theirs.

Mar 14

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Self-Confidence, Self-Love

Written By:
Dr. Martha Tara Lee

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Asian Interpretation of The 5 Love Languages

Based on bestseller The Five Love Languages, I think Asians parents should do more of the below:

Mar 13

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Love

Written By:
Dr. Martha Tara Lee

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Love Even Though It Will End Anyway

When I was younger, I didn’t like endings – play time, be a movie, book, drama series (30+ episodes). I would cry at the end of TV shows because it was so good and I enjoyed it so much – why did it have to end? Later as I grew older and understood that everything had to have an ...

Mar 12

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Love, ...

Written By:
Dr. Martha Tara Lee

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O My Heart!

I know whatAll these can happen even as my heart remains within my body.. and not a word is spoken.

Mar 11

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Love

Written By:
Dr. Martha Tara Lee

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Dating after a painful breakup or divorce

 When Cherise met Thomas, she thought that she had finally met the man of her dreams.  He was intelligent and charming.  After dating for three years, they decided to marry.  It seemed as if everything was going smoothly until two years later after their first child was ...

Mar 11

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Relationships & Marriage, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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What Long-term Relationships are Really About

Many years ago, I became good friends (and still am) with an older male friend. He was very tolerate of my childish ways and I couldn’t comprehend the depth and width of his heart and patience until I met his wife.

Mar 10

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Love

Written By:
Dr. Martha Tara Lee

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Soulmate Relationships Aren’t All Meant to be Happily Ever AfterThis

Recalling from years ago… my marriage was on the rocks.

Mar 9

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Love

Written By:
Dr. Martha Tara Lee

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