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Empathy is having the ability to understand and share another person’s feelings.  Sometimes there is nothing more meaningful than when you get the sense that your partner ‘gets it’ – not just understands the facts of your situation with their head, but really attunes to...

You’ve probably heard of the Five Love Languages – a notion developed by Dr. Gary Chapman which explains why even if you and your partner speak the same language, you might have different ways that you each like to communicate your love.  There’s Words of...

Ever notice you or your partner’s mind wandering away during sexual activities?  Maybe you have a lot on your plate and there’s a million things occupying your mind.  Maybe there’s a few insecurities about your body, sexual performance, or whether your partner is enjoying themselves,...

Today is Australia’s national R U OK? Day – a day organised by the R U OK? non-profit suicide organisation to remind and encourage us to have conversations about suicide. Do you know how to detect the signs of suicide?  Here’s some of clues that might...

Do you trust everything your brain tells you?  Or are you open to weighing up the validity of your thoughts?  Can you play around with the “truths” your mind comes up with? Learning to challenge your own thoughts leads to more flexible thinking styles which is...

Depression is a complex disease.  The reasons behind its development often include a mix of biological risk factors like whether there has been depression in your family (your ‘genetic predisposition’)1-2, psychological factors including how flexible your cognitive (thinking) style is3 or whether you’re more subject...

Thoughts and feelings – sometimes we can’t live with ‘em, and we definitely can’t live without ‘em.  So, when a particularly gripping thought or feeling just won’t leave you alone, here’s a quick mindfulness technique to help overcome its stronghold on you and your wellbeing. Recognise:...

Whether you’re gay, straight, male, female, or anywhere in between, all of us go through some form of identity development where we investigate what it means to really be me.  This process is confronting at the best of times… Remember all those haircuts and outfits?...

Have you ever felt like when you and your partner talk to each other, you end up feeling further apart than you did at the start?  Do you get the sense that they don’t really ‘get it’ and neither do you? Conversation is meant to connect...

“The hills are aliiiiiive, with the sound of muuuuusic….”  Harrah!  Yipee!  You found each other!  And now you’ve decided to consciously couple, whether that’s by marriage or a commitment ceremony or something else.  So, what does that actually mean?  What is it that you’ve committed...