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How do we manage communication, connection and relationships in a new on-line world where virtual people become more important than our family and circle of friends?

Amber McAuley explains and provides strategies for survival.

Amber acts as both the primary coordinator of all global online-learning programs as well as a facilitator of the various Mindfulness Without Borders (MWB) curricula and workshops.

She comes to MWB as a published author, public speaker and child and youth counselor.

Amber helms MWB’s Mental Health Matters free webinars for teachers and their classrooms across the globe and is the founder of Move-it for Young Minds.

Listen to a fascinating interview with Amber McAuley on The Elsabe Smit Show on 5th November 2017 at 4pm on this link: https://www.facebook.com/AskElsabeSmit/videos  

Here is a link to the recorded show on Youtube.

Published in Spiritual Development
Sunday, 10 September 2017 12:38

How to Finally End a Relationship

How do you finally end a very wrong relationship that lingers with you after everyone has left but you?

How do you forgive someone who is dead?

How do you make peace with a violent co-parent after the relationship has ended?

What if someone's actions has destroyed your life and left you physically damaged?

We sometimes have relationships that end up placing us in impossible situations, where an amicable end seems to be impossible.  

However, it is always possible to move on from the most challenging situation and find the wisdom in the experience.

Tune in to The Elsabe Smit Show on Sunday 17th September live at 4 pm GMT using this link: https://www.facebook.com/AskElsabeSmit/videos  to hear more about using herbs and lesser-known edible plants.

The show covers a range of topics related to the creation process, from becoming aware of your destiny, through shaping your thoughts and actions, to learning the wisdom from your experiences and practising forgiveness.

A link to the recorded show will be posted here after the show.  If you cannot connect on the live show, diarize the date and come back later to watch the recording on Youtube

Published in Spiritual Development
Sunday, 06 November 2016 09:41

How Do I Manage the Change of Season?

 

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Question:

I’m hoping you’ll be able to help me. Or maybe it would help that I’m writing this down and telling it to someone, I don’t know. I’m in my early 20’s, female and live in the UK.

I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. About four or five years ago, it was quite debilitating and I found it difficult to concentrate on schoolwork and ended up not attending school very much at all as getting out of bed was such a struggle for me.

Over the last few years though, I’ve found it much more manageable.

However, as we’re entering October, I’m suffering much more than I’ve ever done.
I’m constantly tired and find it too much to concentrate on tasks at work (I work full time as an administration assistant), therefore I fall behind with deadlines.

My sleep pattern is erratic, alternating between not being able to wake up and not being able to get to sleep.

I’m plagued with feelings of despair, as if the world is going to end and have regular panic attacks.  I feel tearful or cry at some point every day. I even have a nasty cold sore for the first time in about 7 years.

Aside from my struggling with SAD, I recently came out of a four-year relationship. While the break-up wasn’t acrimonious, we were living together and my ex-boyfriend has now moved out.
I’m trying to adjust to life as a single girl for the first time in four years, but I’m struggling with the fact that I now live alone.

Not only is it lonely and makes me feel somewhat overwhelmed by the thought that it’s just me taking care of myself for once, my income is now, of course, considerably less than before.  I can still get by with paying bills and the like, but I’m pinching every penny and it’s leading me to feel worthless and even more depressed.

Now work is also very stressful. Staffing is short and the workload is high and I feel as if I’m running on autopilot.

I’m becoming increasingly concerned that I’m going to burnout or break down, as my daily routine is to get up alone in my flat, head off to work in the ever increasingly darker mornings, work all day in a stressful environment – feeling tired and sluggish, go home to an empty flat, barely be bothered to cook for myself as all I’m craving is junk food that I can’t afford and head to bed early to cry myself to sleep.

I just want some advice as to whether this is just a bad case of SAD or something worse. And what can I do to help minimise my stress?

I just feel trapped and lost.

Thanks for your time.

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It's Over: How to End a Relationship and Feel Good About Yourself

This book provides an alternative view on why we have relationships, and how to benefit from ending a relationship leaving you in control of your

"Sensible, practical advice that prepares the reader for the next stage of their relationship journey. Fascinating, and compelling advice offered, and definitely on the button from an incredible individual. Highly recommended." Fraser J. Hay

Elsabe Smit's Book It's Over: How to End a Relationship and Feel Good About Yourself will:

  • Help you understand the purpose of your relationship.
  • Explain how your partner thinks.
  • Define true Love and why it is so elusive.
  • Find your motive for staying in a destructive relationship
  • Provide a step by step solution for ending the relationship.
  • Take away your guilt and resentment.
  • Help you discover the value in any relationship - even a bad one.
  • Stop those nightmares and sleepless nights.
  • Explain why it is OK for your relationship to end.
  • Discover why you have stayed in a destructive relationship until now.
  • Explain the true meaning of gratitude.
  • Discover how gratitude releases you from your relationship.
  • Give you a vision of your future.
  • Show you how to find the strength to move on.
  • Teach you to Love the face in your mirror again.

 Written by international renowned pyschic, coach and athor Elsabe Smit, this unique book will prepare you for the next stage in your own personal journey allowing you to take control and live the life you want.

Take action now. Scroll down and find the link for the audio book from your favourite supplier.

Published in Audio Books

If a friend does not respect your boundaries, they are not a friend.

Click on this link to listen to the podcast.

 

Published in Spiritual Development
Sunday, 01 November 2015 14:18

I Share My Marriage With A Parasite

 

Question:

 

I am 19 and have gone through a number of changes recently.  Within a year I graduated from high school, got my first home and got married. 

 

 

A few months ago my husband’s best friend moved in with us – only for a few weeks, but then the weeks turned into months.  Initially it worked out fine, but now things are getting totally out of hand.

 

We have a big TV in our house.  Recently this man decided to buy a projector, put it in the middle of the lounge floor, and put up a white sheet in the middle of my house.  He did not ask for permission, and when I asked him to take the stuff out of the way, he just ignored me.

 

He also bought an additional TV so that he and my husband could play games together, each using their own TV.  I just got ignored in all of this, as if I don’t exist.

 

My husband works day shifts and his friend works nights.  This friend decides when the air conditioning should be switched on during the day, and he takes control of the TV all day because he does not like my choice of shows.

 

Before this man moved in with us, we coped financially, but now we often overspend because just the food he eats cost more than the minimal rent he pays.

 

Our bills for internet use, phone and electricity have gone up.  He claims that he cannot pay more rent, but he spends cash on computer games, brand-new state-of-the-art TV sets and other gadgets that are taking over my house. 

 

I like to keep things neat and tidy, but it is impossible with this man making a mess all day and never cleaning up after himself.

 

My husband and I have started to argue about things that we in the past had no problems with. 

 

Is it wrong to feel the way I do?

 

 

Published in Love and Relationships
Saturday, 15 August 2015 15:43

Sexual Abuse - Podcast

How you use your own sexuality is your choice.  How you use the sexuality of others is abuse.

Click on this link to listen to the podcast.

Published in Love and Relationships
Sunday, 26 July 2015 15:28

Sexual Abuse

 

Question:

 

Do you think that sexuality is a source of abuse in our society?

 



Published in Love and Relationships
Sunday, 19 April 2015 15:41

Should I Stay Or Go? - Podcast

Some stagnated relationships are just a phase, while others are due to fear of letting go.

Click on this link to listen to the podcast.

To read more about dealing with relationship issues:

Click here if you are in the UK.

Click here if you are outside the UK.

Published in Love and Relationships
Sunday, 19 April 2015 14:39

Sexuality and Betrayal - Podcast

Where people jump from one sexual relationship to another, the subscript often relates to a life script of betrayal and rejection.

Click on this link to listen to the podcast.

To read more about dealing with relationship issues:

Click here if you are in the UK.

Click here if you are outside the UK.

 

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