Love and Relationships

How to make sure no one ever hurts your feelings again

By Alison | November 29, 2018

Sounds impossible right? So would it surprise you if I said it is actually impossible for anyone to EVER hurt your feelings? Let me give you an example, and then I will explain. Imagine a scenario where two people are arguing. One stood on one side of the room, one stood on the other. Both…

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The Itty Bitty Shitty Committee

By Alison | October 9, 2018

Happy World Mental Health Day! How mentally healthy are you? What is your bounce-back rate, aka resilience like, when faced with a set-back? Do you lose sleep at night over-thinking, going over the same problems trying to fix them at 3am in the morning? Do you have anxiety as you are about to go into…

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How to rid yourself of toxic people FOREVER

By Alison | August 8, 2018

I hate to break this to you folks, but I could actually rename this article “How to rid yourself of Unicorns forever” because in the same way as Unicorns don’t exist…….neither do toxic people! I know from some Facebook research that people believe they exist, (toxic people, not Unicorns)…so here is my version of reality…

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A letter to my daughter

By Alison | May 16, 2018

Relationships- People come and people go Things come and things go Nothing is permanent Everything is temporary When we try to hold on to things we will always end up hurting There will be let down and disappointment Saying “my” boyfriend and “my” girlfriend We are trying to own someone and we never can Know…

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Radical Forgiveness

By Alison | May 29, 2016

One of the greatest causes of unhappiness in our life is the thinking we believe when we are blaming another for what they have done to hurt or inconvenience us in some way. When life has not gone how we felt that it should. There is a believing of them/life against us and in that we feel a…

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Miracles do happen

By Alison | April 24, 2016

I am writing this week’s column in a very different head space to the last. I had a happening in my life this week that has changed my life forever and I offer you this story as a beacon of hope, especially if things are not looking as you would like them too right now. You see, we never,…

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Thoughts about love ~ Part 3

By Alison | February 28, 2016

Love without conditions If you are trying to find the “perfect” version of love outside of yourself, you will be continually frustrated and your experience will always fall short. How much time do you spend being present in your relationship or is the mind wandering off finding fault with it, wishing that it looked as…

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Thoughts about love ~ Part 2

By Alison | February 21, 2016

Mind reading and expectation- Insecure thinking is a trickster. It tells us we have to look a certain way to be loved. It tells us we need to be a type of person to be loved. It encourages us to read magazine articles on how to be “The type of woman men can’t resist” or…

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Peace on Earth and the 100th Monkey

By Alison | December 5, 2015

The 100th Monkey A story about social change. By Ken Keyes Jr. The Japanese monkey, Macaca Fuscata, had been observed in the wild for a period of over 30 years. In 1952, on the island of Koshima, scientists were providing monkeys with sweet potatoes dropped in the sand. The monkey liked the taste of the…

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The Inside Out Understanding – The Nature of Human Experience

By Alison | February 4, 2015

There are times in our lives when we receive an up-grade in our understanding of how life works that changes everything. I know many of my clients have experienced that moment when the switch was flicked and the light bulb went on. After this I often hear people say ” If only I had known…

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