Relationships depend on mutual respect. The value of family life, marriage of loving and stable relationships in bringing up children is central to relationships. Rights and responsibilities underpin relationships for self and others. Commitment to safety and wellbeing is important to consider in forming a familial relationship. Gender equality has to be considered but outside…

For well over 25 years research has been done of the effectiveness of different types of therapy and counseling. This includes both theories of counseling (i.e. cognitive-behavioral, psycho-dynamic) and therapeutic modalities (i.e. individual, family).  Research has consistently shown the effectiveness, broadly speaking, of behavioral, cognitive-behavior and psycho-dynamic theories of counseling, especially in the individual and…

Be Curious. Get to know your friend, it takes time to learn about another person. Don’t be so quick to assume or jump to conclusions. Avoid Attacking or Judging others.  Listen and  Validate. Friends want to be heard and understood by you. Listen to what the other person is saying. Use those empathy skills to…

When you’re ready and set to crush your “enemies” with scathing words or random acts of revenge… …the words of the Dalai Lama flash into your mind: “The purpose of your existence is to seek happiness.” You’re not here to seek supremacy, or revenge, or the state of being right. You’re here… …to find inner…