Resilient boys: how relationships, participation and belonging help boys stay mentally well

As originally published on: http://www.yourboysandmine.com.au/resilient-boys-relationships-participation-belonging-helps-boys-stay-mentally-well/ Raising children is challenging. They test us to our limits at time. Underneath any complaints about the gruelling nature of parenting, parents love their children and want them to live happy and long lives. Parents can offer much in the early parenting years to help promote good emotional wellbeing. There are some factors that are …

How to value second marriage like it’s your first

As originally published on Digital Romance A second marriage is an opportunity. A meeting of hearts and minds of two people that have known heartbreak. You don’t get to second marriage without experiencing the pain of a relationship demise either through break-up or death. Either way you know what it’s like at a visceral level to lose love. Sometimes people …

Podcast: Women, motherhood and stress

To listen to my podcast with the delightful Dr Kumari Valentine  of Otago Access Radio, New Zealand click the link below Podcast: women, motherhood and stress      

Finding a new path when you’re attached to the old and scared of failing.

This post was originally published on the Tiny Buddha “All endings are just beginnings. We just don’t know it yet.” ~Mitch Albom The difficulty of finding, let alone staying on a path was brought to mind recently when I got lost in a maze at a children’s amusement park. Seriously lost. In the end I scrambled under the maze to …

Why Self-Compassion? – Blog Swap Series

Today’s blog is by Andrea Martin, a clinical psychologist in Westmount, Montreal, Quebec, at Connecte Montreal Psychology Group. The team at Connecte loves writing about ways to boost our mental health and bring psychology into our everyday lives. For more helpful tips, check out Connecte’s blogs, podcast, follow @connectepsychology on Instagram or @ConnecteMTL on Twitter, or like us on Facebook. A couple …

Podcast: Communicating with children and teens

To listen to my podcast interview with Tracy Burton, former ABC journalist and high school teacher, click the sound cloud link below Communicating with children and teenagers   Best wishes Nadene

How to heal and recover after ending a friendship

As originally published on http://havingtime.com/how-to-heal-and-recover-after-ending-a-friendship/ Some friendships end with a bang. Others dwindle away over time. Some we pine for and some end with a sense of relief. Over the last 12 months, a friendship of mine came to a halt. It was a decision that I made after a series of unpleasant encounters over many years. I held on …

Expert tips on how to improve your sex life

As originally published on http://havingtime.com/how-to-improve-your-sex-life/   In my clinic, I often see people seeking help for lack of sexual intimacy in their relationship. Both men and woman present with this problem and there is often concern about what is normal. People want to know “how much sex is normal in a long term relationship?” Often they have read the statistic …

When the bottom drops out of your world: how to keep living after loss

There are many experiences of loss in life. Loss of pets, friendships that end and even end of era type experiences can be experienced as a loss. None of this compares to the actual bottom dropping out of your world kind of loss that comes with losing someone you love deeply and dearly. It physically hurts and can be very devastating. …