Arranged Marriage: How to get a good sex life

Are you in an arranged marriage? Did you spend 6 to 12 months getting to know one another, usually on line with only a few brief meetings and now you are finding the person to be very different than you thought. Did you think that sex would be easy and just happen after marriage but that isn't ...

Apr 25

Categories: Adult psychological development, Couple Counseling, Emotional ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Three Little Children

There are many different ways to explain the complexities of the human psyche. None will ever do it full justice. Some are outright incomprehensible to the average Joe Bloggs and only reserved for the few trained experts; these are useful to the clinician or researcher, but seldom to a person ...

Mar 29

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

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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The surrogation of human companionship

The state of modern society: Pets are now a quick fix for the lack of a human best friend in your life.We have become ever more dependant on animals for companionship. A concept that used to only be reserved for human connections- Relationships with friends and family. Yet the modern world is challenging the ideals of what traditionally used to be ...

Feb 11

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Social Isolation, Values ...

Written By:
Sherilynn

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Drawing Maps

As we walk about our daily lives we get to draw a map of the world we see. Our parents, our life experiences and the people we encounter along the way, each shaping a unique version of this map.At some point we meet someone important and they too come equipped with a unique map of the territory ...

Feb 8

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

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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The Power of Equanimity

The end of year is a time when many of us pause to take stock of the time passed and to assess how to best move forward with the time remaining.What an important opportunity to ponder on equanimity!Two monks are silently walking back to their monastery after a heavy day of rain. Along the path, ...

Dec 31

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Using image for Self-reflection

How are you doing?How do you feel about this situation?How do you feel about him/her?What makes you choose this and not that?How often do we hear these questions? And how easy for you to respond to these questions?At times, we feel stuck, block, unclear or unsure about how we feel about something ...

Oct 11

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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The Pressures of External Demands

We live hectic lives!I imagine that most of you would agree with the above statement. Few are the people in today’s world, who found a way to balance the perennial demands calling for attention.The sheer volume of tasks and responsibilities we must attend to is enormous. In my experience it ...

Sep 30

Categories: Health Psychology, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Unnecessary Judgment and Blame

 I realised that most of us constantly judge and blame ourselves for some things that actually warrant no judgment or blame.I often go through the following short script when I notice that a client is beating themselves up unnecessarily.Me: Hold on a second! Do you know I am Italian?Client: ...

Sep 1

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

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Videogames are just like life!

It’s not uncommon to feel like life is a never-ending set of twists and turns, often unexpected, always somewhat challenging. Over the years I used the analogy of videogames to address this concept and many of its derivatives. I don’t know if life is like videogames or videogames are ...

Jul 30

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Feel happier by clearly distinguishing between 'change' and 'outcomes'

You may recall the video we sent a couple of weeks ago. If you have not seen it, I would thoroughly recommend you watch it. It is my experience ...

Jul 1

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

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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You Are Both the Gardener and the Plant

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Jan 26

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

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Being single during COVID

Riley was feeling troubled about her current work situation.  Because of COVID-19, she had to work longer hours ...

Jan 8

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

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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The Opportunity in Struggle

Life is unpredictable, which can be both scary and exciting. Due to this unpredictability, we might find ourselves in situations we don’t want to be in, and we might struggle to find the way out.Take, for example, the case of Mary. Mary left the United States to move to Hong Kong because her ...

Jan 30

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

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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A new self-development programme shows significant improvements in ...

I have some exciting news following a small research project that I conducted over the last few months.I present the article in a scientific format for ease of reference, and it includes some technical information, but it is definitely written for any reader.

Dec 13

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

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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The art of psychological flexibility

Max has a constant desire to be in control.  When he is not in control, he does not feel safe.  Because of this need to be in control, Max can be quite rigid.  This rigidity has taken a toll on his relationships, both personally and professionally. Others have become angry ...

Nov 13

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

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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