Mental illness or Emotional Disorder?

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How do we define the difference between the two, and is there really a difference? We seem to label everything these days as a mental illness. The definition of a mental illness is a serious disorder in a person’s behaviour or thinking. An emotional disorder affects a person’s daily functioning. The Mayo Clinic defines mental illness as disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating […]

Have you found Real Love?

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How do we know if we have truly found Real Love? Real love is a wonderful commitment that two people make to love and cherish the other person and always make each other happy. It is different to Lust, different to Infatuation and very different to Ownership of another. We ‘choose’ that special person to share our most intimate thoughts and secrets with because they will always be there with us, always there to pick us up […]

Spend more time Being not Doing

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Imagine if you were an old person now and looked back at your life.Would you have spent more time Being not Doing… Look back at what you did, how you lived, how you responded and reacted to others and events, the effort you placed onto certain things. Would you be happy with all that or would you have done something different? Hindsight, of course, is a wonderful thing, yet I am wondering if we can start […]

Marriage Expectations

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When we are about to get married or have recently married, I ask “What Marriage Expectations do you have for your relationship?’ Most of the time I get blank stares, even asked from some couples, ‘are we supposed to have one?’ Fact is, Yes, you should. Why should you? To know what it is you want and expect and to then work towards achieving it. If we have no real expectation, how then do we move […]