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Intimacy

Intimacy is the practice of mutual authenticity – read this a week back and reflected on it deeply because it was so powerful.Every relationship that stands the test of time is built on authenticity be it a partner, a friend or even a parent-child equation.Being authentic is the foundation for a lasting, intimate relationship. Taking …

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Emotional Security

All relationships are built on the foundation of emotional safety—part of this foundation includes the knowledge that your partner/friend has your best interests in mind, and that you’ll remain a priority to one another even when there are unexpected twists and turns or challenges . Emotional security acts as a safety net, a buffer that …

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Emotional Neglect

Emotional neglect as parents and partners:Emotional Neglect refers to a person’s failure to respond adequately to another’s emotional needs. Emotional neglect is a parent’s failure to act. It’s a failure to notice, attend to, or respond appropriately to a child’s feelings. Emotional neglect is not something that happens, but something that fails to happen. This makes …

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Body image and Adolescence

Each day in counselling I meet adolescents with severe body image issues constantly being shamed by friends, family and teachers. It’s almost a given to shame someone based on their appearance. Media including advertisements and comedy shows cash in completely on this and also feed the “ideal body types” that no one can reach naturally. …

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Decisions and Changes

Morning reflections…….At the time of making a decision or a choice we evaluate the best options and go with what seems right for us then. But many times things and people change after the decision leaving us questioning the decision and doubting ourselves. Some of us who are more prone to being self critical also …

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Scaling mountains

What challenge do you face today? Are you carrying the mountain you were meant to scale? How many people have you lost as you find yourself? Were the ones you lost really worth all that you invested in them? In the most painful moments of your life, does the attitude and behaviour of those you …

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Resistance Triggers

Life is often just many random moments that we try to put together in a chronological sequence. This reminds us that change is constant and inevitable and yet many of us cannot accept, understand or deal with change.Following are a few of the more common strategies we use to avoid change.* We say we want …

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Gadget Deaddiction

Addiction to various offerings of the internet be it games, social media, meaningless videos designed to entertain and numb you or stalking profiles of people has happened for various significant reasons. Unless we get to the cause we may never really change all that much. 1. The internet came in like a natural disaster. There …

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