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Feminine energy – liberate your potential

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Over the centuries, and still today, we’ve tended to see personal energy as having two forms. Masculine energy, which is often centre-stage, relates to the outer world. It’s about organising, planning and managing. It’s logical, it’s literal. Feminine energy, by contrast, is linked to the inner world – to feelings, to emotions, to the heart, to the very essence of what women traditionally are. Of course, we have to be…

Relationships: do your romantic setbacks have anything in common?

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You can’t have a healthy relationship unless you know what one is. It’s often said that everything dates back to our childhood. To find the key to relationships, look at your relationships with your parents. At any rate, that is a deeply-held belief of Anne-France Huret, a psychologist who specialises in couple and family therapy. As a therapist, she takes the view that the romantic setbacks we encounter are not…

KEEP ST VALENTINE’S DAY HEALTHY!

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The philosophy here at Nu O’Clock is to give a boost to health in all its forms. And with Valentine’s Day nearly here, we’ve put together a suitably romantic package for you. Romantic – but lite Strawberry and chocolate duo Low in calories, and as aphrodisiac as you could want, chocolate-coated strawberries have become THE essential romantic dessert. A little square of happiness Do you fancy a snack that will…

Self-esteem, a source of emotional independence

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Anne-France Huret, a psychologist who specialises in family and couple therapy, has some words of advice on making the transition from emotional dependence on the object of your affections (the intense “us” experienced at the start) to emotional independence; the “me / myself / I” which is more fulfilling in the long term. It’s a process with several stages, but working on your self-esteem is the most important of these….

A relationship breaks up … how do you put yourself back together?

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According to Anne-France Huret, a psychologist specialising in couple and family therapy, the process of building yourself up again after a break-up has several stages. Here’s the advice of our psychologist about coping successfully with everything from the emotional shock to putting yourself back together. The emotional shock We experience every separation, however foreseeable it may have been, as a shock because it turns our daily lives upside down. This…

Getting over breaking up: I will survive!

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An intense love turns bad, a relationship which could potentially have worked falls apart, your partner decides to leave you …. whatever the reason for your broken heart, it’s never an easy thing. The expression is depressing enough in itself! You think you’re never going to get over it, and you get yourself into all sorts of states – depression, despair, isolation, flight, etc. People react in many different ways,…

Being alone – you can get through it!

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When solitude hurts… It’s well known that “man is by nature a social animal”. This famous maxim is attributed to Aristotle, who seems to have been blind to a huge chunk of reality, because today more and more people complain of loneliness and try to escape it. They have developed defence mechanisms to guarantee that they’re always in company – multiple romances, total submission to a partner, living with their…

Jealousy is not an incurable condition

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Put your hand up, everybody who has never been jealous! At one time or another, each of us has felt jealous of a work colleague, a friend, a brother or a sister, but it’s in romantic relationships that jealousy can build up until it’s obsessive. How can we be sure that the woman or man with whom we share the most intimate moments of our existence really loves us, body…

Meet Natalie Edwards: The Freedom Expert

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Natalie Edwards is a Women’s Personal Development Coach, writer, speaker, and certified Forrest Yoga & iRest Meditation teacher. Originally from Britain, Natalie works one-on-one with her clients to lift them out of a pit of confusion and self-doubt into to a higher plane of confidence and freedom. Natalie helps them to design, build, and live lives that are completely on their own terms. I had the chance to connect with…