What do you think? Is this right?

On Sunday 1st April the Straits Times (the main English-language daily broadsheet newspaper in Singapore) run an article titled "Sexual wellness items are now being sold openly on supermarket and pharmacy shelves and online grocery stores ...

Apr 4

Categories: Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy

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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 ...

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Older People Want and Enjoy It Too

The two articles published by the BBC this week (see below) are a good reminder of yet another dialogue we are not having, sex in the latter years of life.Let's remember that we have the potential to be sexual until the end of our days. Needs change with age and we can do more to educate people ...

Feb 15

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy

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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 / ...

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How youth suffer because of the lack of sexual education!

 

Oct 11

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Couple Counseling, ...

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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, ...

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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, ...

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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

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Can you talk 'sex' with your doctor?

Thank you for reading my post.I base my posts on real case studies and I regularly write about relationship, leadership and sexuality questions. If you would like to read my future posts, please join us here.If you would like me to help you answer ...

Jan 26

Categories: Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy

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Ask Me Anything Series: Reignite Our Passion

The second most voted question in our Ask Me Anything series has been answered (see our question board here).If you are wondering what this is all about, visit the post where I launched the

Jan 4

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy

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Let Us Grow Our Voice

Yesterday I watched a film for the fourth time, 'I Am' by Tom Shadyac. If you've not seen it I thoroughly recommend it.Towards the end of the film you can hear Tom narrating the following sentence, "…and yes, the moving trains today are still hunger, human rights, war and ...

Dec 26

Categories: Marital Counseling, Men's Issues, Pre-Marital Counseling, ...

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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 ...

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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

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Where Do Babies Come From? Talking to Your Children About Sex.

I will never forget this.I was in my early teens and we were visiting my auntie. It was after lunch, when my auntie was talking with the other adults at the table about talking sex with children.

Nov 23

Categories: Parenting, Relationships & Marriage, Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy

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Penile Pearls, Infection Or Not Infection? That Is The Question!

To all men… and your partners, this is for you.About 10 to 25% of men globally are affected by a totally normal condition that often causes great distress.The one thing I keep fighting through my work, silence, usually causes the distress.The condition goes by the scientific names of ...

Nov 15

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy

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Blog Writer:

Dr Oberdan Marianetti

Dr Oberdan Marianetti is the founder of Essence Coaching, and the creator of the Essence® model. As a qualified Psychologist and Sexologist, Oberdan has successfully helped individuals and couples revive the excitement in their relationships and sex life. He has a keen desire to help people reconnect with their true selves - their Essence® - and form meaningful connection with others. Whether through private consultations or public workshops, Oberdan is committed to helping each individual rediscover the power and beauty of their own sexuality in an open, safe and non-judgemental environment. With the experience accumulated from private practice, he brings new perspectives on intimacy and sexuality through highly engaging and informative presentations and workshops on sexuality, sex and relationships." His work has been published by the British Psychological Society and Oxford University Press; he is a regular speaker and has developed his own Leadership model (Essence Leadership), which was featured in sector-specific publications and in TED.

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