The Great Codependency Hoax- Are We ALL Codependent?

You have probably not only heard of the term ‘codependency’ by now, but you’ve likely even used it offhandedly at some point. “I’m just in a bad mood, stop being so codependent”. “I am so codependent on coffee I can’t live without my morning cup”. But how many of us know what the term really means? What …All content on The Great Codependency Hoax- Are [Read Entire Story]

7 Surprising Signs You Suffer Fear of Intimacy

Fear of Intimacy. Do you suffer from it? Read these 7 surprising signs to find out. Learn why you are afraid of intimacy and how to overcome your fear.All content on 7 Surprising Signs You Suffer Fear of Intimacy belongs to Harley Therapy – Psychotherapy & Counselling Counselling Articles [Read Entire Story]

Can Couples Therapy Save Your Relationship?

Couples therapy- it’s an interesting subject. Therapy in itself is an intriguing endeavour, and when you add two people to the room, it becomes a very interesting mix. Does couples therapy work? Does it save relationships? To get a flavour of what can be expected from a couples therapy session, from how it works logistically …All content on Can Couples Therapy Save Your Relationship? belongs to Harley Therapy – Psychotherapy & Counselling Counselling Articles [Read Entire Story]

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)- What Is It?

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), often called Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, is a recognised psychotherapy that grows secure relationships.All content on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)- What Is It? belongs to Harley Therapy – Psychotherapy & Counselling Counselling Articles [Read Entire Story]

Could You Be Co-Dependent? What Exactly is Co-Dependency?

Co-dependency can occur in many different situations; here we look briefly at what it means to be co-dependent and what we can do to overcome it.All content on Could You Be Co-Dependent? What Exactly is Co-Dependency? belongs to Harley Therapy – Psychotherapy & Counselling Counselling Articles [Read Entire Story]

5 Tips for Getting the Girl of Your Dreams the Right Way

Love makes us all do crazy things. Sometimes we accomplish magnificent, inspiring feats, but, in certain cases, well-intentioned, or desperate, acts may lead to a visit with a local lawyer in San Marcos and possible jail-time. Since most people don’t want to end up going to jail while in pursuit of a girl, here is … [Read Entire Story]

Difficult Conversations- 10 Ways to Manage Them

Difficult Conversations- 10 Tips to Make Them Easier. Do you have trouble navigating Difficult Conversations?All content on Difficult Conversations- 10 Ways to Manage Them belongs to Harley Therapy – Psychotherapy & Counselling Counselling Articles [Read Entire Story]

Developing Conscious Relationships

I know that I haven't talked too much about relationships on this blog. Part of it has to do with the fact that most of us know so little about ourselves that that area must be the focus of our attention before we worry about what type of external relationships we want in our lives. The internal relationship with ourselves–how we live and treat ourselves–must be repaired first if we want to be able to genuinely and sincerely bring consciousness and love into our … [Read Entire Story]

Have You Found True Happiness?

You have probably achieved many things in your life and hopefully those achievements have given you a sense of satisfaction. But let me ask you this, are you happy? The reason I ask is because for many people true happiness is an elusive pursuit. Even though they are able to achieve success in many areas, for some reason it still doesn’t lead to the happiness they were expecting. Have you ever wondered why? We’ve been taught that a good education, meaningful career, nice home and family are … [Read Entire Story]

Sprinkle Some Spice into Married Life! 5 Fun Ideas for New Couples

The honeymoon stage in marriage quickly ends, and responsibilities, and routines, can often take priority where romance once led in the relationship. By incorporating fun and creative ideas into the marriage, it can be easy to fall in love all over again and enjoy companionship at a heightened level. Prioritize Date Nights Just as an … [Read Entire Story]

Six Simple Ways to Improve Any Relationship

Relationships require nurturing. Whether it’s a friendship, relative or a spouse, all three of these types of relationships will inevitably hit some bumps in the road. Knowing how to overcome conflict and fully appreciate what the other person offers provides a stable foundation for any important relationship to flourish. Following a few simple and informal … [Read Entire Story]

Quotes of Wisdom: Jiddu Krishnamurti on Self-Knowledge

Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It’s the mirror of your consciousness: this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joys and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from Related posts: Quotes of Wisdom: Howard Zinn on Civil Obedience Quotes of Wisdom: Roger Walsh On The Human Crisis Quotes of Wisdom: Inspirational Words towards Self-Knowledge Quote of [Read Entire Story]

Looking Back–5/25/2013

Looking back on my life, I see many things I wish I hadn’t done and some bad habits I wish I hadn’t started. The main things I regret is are those that caused pain or unhappiness to others, even though the majority of those times I hurt others were unintentional , there were a few I did with the intent to cause harm. I regret them all, even my worst… [Read Entire Story]

How to Resolve Conflicts and Restore Peace

It seems that many of us will either do too little or do too much in response to a conflict. We will either try to avoid people who are upset with us which will only cause tensions to strengthen with time or we may become too confrontational and end up in a personal battle that doesn’t lead anywhere beneficial. Wouldn’t it be better to find ways to resolve conflicts and restore peace? I think we can all agree that life is challenging enough without getting involved … [Read Entire Story]

Attachment Theory: So Is It All My Parents Fault?

Bowlby’s Attachment Theory holds that infants need to develop a relationship with at least one primary caregiver for social and emotional development to occur. We examine attachment theory and it’s place in therapy. All content on Attachment Theory: So Is It All My Parents Fault? belongs to Harley Therapy – Psychotherapy & Counselling Counselling Articles [Read Entire Story]

Self forgiveness, why is it so important

Self forgiveness, why is it so important to forgive yourself? Well if you can not find forgiveness for yourself in your heart how are you to forgive others or to accept the forgiveness God has for you? Besides those facts, you will have to feel the guilt and/or shame of your mistake which will keep you distracted from … [Read Entire Story]

How to Forgive and Forget

When you have been hurt by people, whether intentionally or unintentionally, it may take you  awhile to forgive that person who hurt you. It may even take longer to forget about what has been done to you. Sometimes it’s even easier to  carry the grudge and bitterness against those people than it is to begin to forgive. According to research, forgiveness may have even more benefits for the person giving forgiveness than it is for the person receiving it. There are studies that show that people who have offered forgiveness to the people who have done them wrong enjoy a better immune system, lower blood pressure, and even the disappearance of headaches. You also rid yourself of all the … [Read Entire Story]

Meet His 5 Needs and Transform Your Relationship

Are you ever mystified by the way men behave? In your own relationship experience, does your man’s behavior ever leave you feeling completely puzzled and perhaps more than a little frustrated? If there have been times when you’ve concluded that he is just plain weird or irrational, well, you were probably right. Would you like to know what is actually behind his puzzling behavior? It’s not a lack of love! While men like to think that they are ruled by logic, there are definitely times when logic goes out the window and powerful unseen forces take over. And just because we are not aware of these underlying forces, or we choose to ignore them, that doesn’t change reality. The truth is, some of our behaviors… [Read Entire Story]

I write to Inspire, I write to Express

I write to inspire, inspire myself as much as those who are kind enough to read my posts. I write to express the thoughts and the heart God gave me and to remind myself where my blessings come from. I write with the hope that someone may find my words useful is some way and to help me discover who I truly am within. I write because I love to write and to write is my way of showing love to myself and others. I am far from perfect and so are most of my ideas expressed in most of my posts. I claim no authority nor do I proclaim to be anything but an average man. Thank you all for reading, liking, commenting and … [Read Entire Story]