The birth of this blog came about through a painful relationship break up with a man I believe is a narcissist. I have had some requests from readers of my blog to say more about being in a relationship with a narcissist. Now that my grief is less acute from this shattering experience, I thought
Browsing category Depression & Anxiety
I meet so many people who say to me “I never expected my life to turn out this way”. Whether it be they thought they would be married by 30, have everything sorted by 40, dealing with broken relationships, broken hearts, suffering with wayward children, illness or an accident and so the list goes on.
A friend sent me an article the other day which really impacted me. Those restorative moments when something comes your way that is just the right thing . The author of the article is Kelly Brogan , a psychiatrist who specialises in women’s health. She speaks of how difficult it is to sit with emotional
Last night I was having dinner with a friend and talking about sadness. I was telling her how sad I often feel in our society which is obsessed with the notion of happiness. It was a lovely experience to sit with her, talk about my sadness and not experience any pressure from her to be
Many of the clients I work with talk about experiencing loneliness. Some say that the therapeutic space is the only place they feel safe enough to admit that they feel lonely. Mother Teresa once said that loneliness is the biggest poverty of the western world. She was commenting on the reality that people died in their
Last week I went to the David Bowie exhibition in Melbourne.This is an amazing exhibition of a very talented man ! One of the things he said was that at one stage of his life, he found himself to be in “emotional and spiritual trouble “. I thought this was a very apt description of