Dealing with Jealousy in a Relationship

September 30, 2011

At first, it seems fairly innocuous. You’ve just started dating. You love each other’s company. You want to spend every moment together. It’s mutual. It’s normal. You feel so special, because your new guy wants to spend all of his time with you. Then it starts. Relationship Jealousy: The Red Flags You notice that he […]


Does He Love Me? Self-Esteem & Relationships

June 4, 2011

Congratulations! You’ve met the “perfect” guy. You have heaps of chemistry, but there’s a small caveat: he’s been “hurt in the past” and “isn’t ready for a relationship just yet” so you’re “taking things slow” and giving him plenty of “space” to “help him work through his feelings” without “pressure.” Oh! Oh! Let me guess…your […]


Jealousy in Friendships

May 6, 2011

Have you ever experienced a friendship that inexplicably changed when something great happened in your life? You got a better job. You came into a windfall. You begin dating someone who is smarter, richer, or more romantic partner than their partner. You got into the university they really wanted to get into. You had a […]


Assertion and Popularity

April 28, 2011

I recently met a young hippie Brazilian woman whom I admired. It wasn’t because she had a luscious mane of thick, curly hair with volume I could only dream about (even with five bottles of super-hold mousse and an industrial-strength hairdryer). It wasn’t because she had fabulous abs and muscle tone to die for. It […]


Love and Connection 101

October 26, 2010

Weird stuff happens whenever I feel disconnected from other people. Technology especially has an amazingly regular habit of malfunctioning. My Internet connection gets flaky. My mobile phone falls off the network and flat-out refuses to receive messages for days at a time. Saying I feel disconnected from other people is really just a synonym for […]


Am I Good Enough?

February 6, 2010

Today I was reading the reflections of fellow personal development blogger Karen Bell when the following sentence stopped me dead in my tracks: All of a sudden I realised that one of the main reasons I’m attracted to personal development is a subconscious fear of not being “good enough” just as I am…I noticed the […]


Do Your Family and Friends Support Changes in Your Life?

April 12, 2009

Have you ever made an enormous change in your life? How did your family and friends react? Did they support you, or did they try to knock you off the path you wanted to follow? You can’t underestimate the importance of a good support network in your life. When you want to change your life […]


Meeting New People Without Your Partner

April 5, 2009

One thing I used to find particularly difficult after coming out of serious, long term relationships was the awkwardness of being single at parties, dinners, and other social occasions. A partner by your side for social occasions is comforting when you hardly know anyone else in the room. You always have one another to communicate […]


Admit It When You Screw Up! – How to Say I’m Sorry

March 15, 2009

Nobody is perfect. I know I’m not! There are times that we get so wrapped up in our own lives that we neglect and upset the people close to us without intending to. I’m going to tell you about a recent example from my own life where I screwed up in one of my friendships, […]


Vipassana Meditation Course – My Experience

March 8, 2009

I’ve finally returned from my Vipassana meditation course, and have had a chance to settle back into normal life. It was definitely one of the hardest things I have ever done, but also one of the most beneficial. I had a few reasons for wanting to take some time out and do a meditation course. […]