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. …

How to feel better with mindful yoga: 6 easy techniques you can do anywhere

Over the summer I made a daily commitment to do yoga each morning in the outdoors. My goal was not to be fitter or more flexible, it was to enhance my mindfulness skills and wellbeing. I decided I needed to get more in touch with my body during mindfulness practise. I had become aware that I was mostly practising mindfulness from a …

Narcissist or Psychopath?

In recent years I’ve noticed a rise in the number of people talking about narcissists both in and outside of my clinic. Ex-partners, parents and friends are all being labelled narcissists. There are even facebook and instagram pages dedicated to recovering from relationships with narcissists. At the heart of this is usually someone who has been hurt or treated very …