Is regret a warning light?

Happy New Year everyone, and thank you for the ongoing support!!!I noticed a pattern that continues to show up in conversations with my clients and I want to offer it as an opportunity for reflection and growth.We probably all have some regrets, tiny or huge that they may be, they tend to be ...

Jan 4

Categories: Anxiety, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Meditation into the Unknown

This script can be used word for word or can be improvised.  Feel free to add your own meditation practices into this for your own personalised experience. Feel free to sit with each pause or line for as long or as little as you need.A Meditation Into the UnknownBreathe, breathe in and out. Calm your mind, calm your body through your breath.

Jun 21

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Meditation, Mindfulness ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Can you press the pause button on life?

 Some of the messages in this video resonate so strongly that it is difficult to stick with it and watch the whole 5 minutes.Do you have the courage to watch it all?

Jun 20

Categories: Addictions, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Self Doubt and the Impostor Syndrome

“I’m a fraud! After being a CEO of this food company and earning millions, I don’t think it’s my talent. I’m just lucky. I didn’t do it,” said Paul during one of our teary-eyed sessions.

Jun 4

Categories: Emotional Abuse, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Mindfulness

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Some Suggestions for Tiger Parents

This article will address a typically Asian phenomenon, 'tiger parenting', however, it is my experience that people from the West are subjected to similar parenting approaches, albeit under different guises. I think there are valuable lessons for any parent to gain, regardless of their ...

Feb 27

Categories: Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Child and/or ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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3 Things That Are Wrong With New Year Resolutions

It's the end of January and, as it may be the case for many of us, the New Year Resolutions we so keenly committed to 30 days ago, may have already become a memory of the past.Perhaps you signed up for a new fitness ...

Feb 4

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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OK To be NOT OK!

No! Why should we be OK when we're NOT?Let the world keep telling you about the Beauty there is to be OK with the problems, issues and heartbreaks you have had to go through, but, DON'T fall into the trap of believing it. Be hurt. Be sad. Be broken. Cry. Cry often if you may. Be ok to be ...

Jul 30

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

Written By:
EduPsych

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Be light as a swift, not as a feather

I recently heard this sentence, "Be light as a swift, not as a feather".It's simplicity struck me for the images and meaning it elicited in my mind.In my corporate life and now as a counsellor I have spoken to many people who feel like a falling feather or a floating leaf, inexorably ...

May 30

Categories: Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Mindfulness, ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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How to stop your parents from ruining your relationship

A while back I was catching up with a friend I hadn’t seen for a while. We were meant to have a quick coffee and ended up spending a half-day together talking and talking.   I learnt that her relationship was not doing so well and that her mother in law was partly responsible for it. I ...

Mar 24

Categories: Codependency / Dependency, Couple Counseling, Emotional Intelligence, ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Essence, the sailor and the port

It takes courage to sit still for a moment and look within... really look within.

Feb 14

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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“It’s too late when we die”

“It’s too late when we die”, this amazingly powerful reminder by Mike & The Mechanics seems to be topical to our modern, crazy, unnecessarily busy lives.Maybe you are the corporate employee who spends 10-12-14 hours at day in the office.

Dec 21

Categories: Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Relationships ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Reflections On Being Perfect

It’s so easy to look in the mirror and think, rightly or wrongly, that we are a failure.We are constantly judging ourselves by the standards that others have placed upon us. Wealth, body image, house location, children’s school, holiday destinations or clothing are only a few of the ...

Dec 6

Categories: Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Mindfulness

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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4 Ways To Strengthen Your Mother-Daughter Relationship

Image Credits: pixabay.com (CC0 Public Domain)How do I begin to define the mother-daughter relationship? I for one think that it's very dynamic and complex.Its dynamism is due to the natural progression of life. Mothers start out as primary caregivers and role models for their young ...

Feb 26

Categories: Family Problems, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Parenting, ...

Written By:
Miss Psychobabble

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Urban Pilgrimage : 3 Reasons to Get Out of the City and Reconnect ...

For years now I have been taking myself on a little urban pilgrimages within the green pockets that line the city. As always, while I am out  there I am in so much awe of how just a small dose of conscious engagement with the natural world can be so uplifting for the mind and body. Sometimes - ...

Nov 4

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Mindfulness, Self-Care / ...

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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5 Little Known Ways to Be Happy

Looking for tips on how to be happy may seem tacky at first. But on second thought, why should it be? Many people in the world are actually living in bliss; so we know that happiness is not a myth. For something worth having as the elusive H, it’s best to have up-to-date ...

Oct 31

Categories: Adult psychological development, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

Written By:
Kay Vardeleon

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