Face your emotions, face yourself

April 8, 2020

We didn't see it coming. The past few weeks came as a shock and I think we are only now starting to get our heads around what just happened. Our first reaction was shock and disbelief. A lot of us went into denial, refusing to...

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Dealing with the pandemic

March 31, 2020

No doubt you've been affected by the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The past few weeks have been an absolute roller coaster and perhaps one of the most difficult things we faced early on was the uncertainty of what was going to happen. As a result we...

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Is mindfulness dangerous?

February 24, 2020

Mindfulness has become increasingly popular in the past few years as a technique to release stress and anxiety and find some kind of inner peace. Like everything that is popular, it naturally exposes itself to criticism and misunderstandings. I've recently come across an intriguing article...

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Why your partner is not perfect for you

January 27, 2020

I keep coming across people who struggle in their personal relationships. They often complain about their partner, family members or close ones, and what I find curious is that most of the complaints all have one thing in common: they're all about why the other...

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How to stop being a people-pleaser

November 25, 2019

Being a people-pleaser is one of the most common traits I've observed around me, whether it's with my close ones, my colleagues or my clients. So many of us have learnt somehow to become a people-pleaser and we're not even conscious that's what we're doing...

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The difference between needs and expectations

July 22, 2019

We hear a lot that the secret for happiness in relationships is to not have any expectations. From Paulo Coelho who tells us in The Alchemist: “When someone sees the same people every day, as had happened with him at the seminary, they wind up...

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Who’s hurting you?

December 10, 2018

How can we improve our communication with others? When I witness my clients' issues with their loved ones, I am always baffled as to why so many people experience problems in their relationships. Whether it's with family, spouse or co-workers, how come we struggle so...

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The difference between pain and suffering

October 16, 2018

One of the most important thing I have learnt from Eckhart Tollé was that as human beings, we are somehow conditioned to believe that life should be easy and go smoothly. That challenges shouldn't be happening, and when they are, it means we are unlucky or...

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How to forgive?

September 17, 2018

I hope my previous article on forgiveness last month was useful to you! The second realisation I wanted to share with you today was about the next step into our forgiveness journey. Once we have healed and honoured our own pain, then how do we forgive those...

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Why is it hard to forgive?

August 20, 2018

I have been thinking a lot about forgiveness recently. You might be aware that most self-development, therapeutic and spiritual teachers offer forgiveness as the ultimate stage of healing. Louise Hay is certainly one of the most fervent advocate of this work and her personal journey...

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