Signs of a Narcissistic Father

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Growing up with a narcissistic father can be a challenging and emotionally taxing experience. The kind of relationship you have with your father is often the blueprint for how you have future relationships with men. When this relationship is fragmented, it can negatively impact your perception of relationships. It can be difficult to trust or […]

Can You Change Your Attachment Style?

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Our attachment style is based on our early relationships that we form as infants with our caregivers, which sets the blueprint for our relationships into adulthood.

Introducing the Inner Critic

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Our inner critic is usually that overly harsh internal voice that makes us feel like we’re getting it wrong, we don’t fit in, what we’ve just said sounds stupid. If you’ve ever stopped to listen to your internal dialogue, you’re probably aware that not all of the thoughts we have about ourselves are very kind. If you’ve ever heard your internal voice telling you that you were stupid for making a mistake, or that you shouldn’t do something, then you’ll be familiar with the inner critic.

What Beyoncè can teach you about Boundaries

Arguably, Beyoncé is one of the greatest entertainers of our time (although who wants to really argue this point) and although her performing ability is pretty amazing, that’s not what I’m referring to.
Recently in Harper’s Bazaar magazine Beyonce was asked: how do you process celebrity culture and protect your inner self?
Her response was golden.

Boundaries at Christmas


Anytime is a good time to think about boundaries but boundaries at Christmas might just be what helps you to get through the feeling of impending doom.
There is something about being confined to a small space with your family. With no escape to the shops, and alcohol at the ready, it’s a common occurrence for family festivities to turn into a full on family argument. Eastenders didn’t get their explosie Christmas episodes from nothing.