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Prince charming vs true love
Romance and true Love are two very different things. True Love is not something to be found ‘out there’ with an idealistic Prince Charming, but comes from within through the deep care and love of ourselves first.
Beyond Valentine’s Day
Scratch beneath the surface of Valentine's Day and there is a desert of broken hearts and smashed lives – is this love?
The Ring – Part 1: Our fascination with weddings and rings
This four part series explores our expensive and cruel fascination with rings, weddings and the pressure, status and emotional security behind the sparkle.
What is true love?
What if true love is actually the opposite of what we think it is?
Popular romance and true intimacy in a relationship
How popularized romantic beliefs and ideals work against true intimacy. Ideals and beliefs are mental constructs, true intimacy is in and felt through your body.
True Love and Tea
Madeleine shares her story of what can happen when we stop playing ‘the dating game’ and choose to simply be ourselves.
Fairy-Tales - why a romantic relationship is so hard to find
Seeking true love from a romantic relationship – a Fairy-Tale romance - is a game of pretend. Has our perception of relationships been corrupted by romantic fiction? Read this article on how we have been duped
The Ring – Part 2: Ideals, profits and pressure
This second article in a 4 part series, The Ring, explores the volatile monetary and emotional value of engagement rings and the sticky obligation and manufactured need behind them.
The Ring – Part 3: Wedding proposal fantasies
This third article in a 4 part series, The Ring, explores the fantasies that feed our ideals of the perfect proposal and the prize of a more-expensive-the-better engagement ring at the expense of true intimacy and connection.
The Ring – Part 4: Surrender, responsibility and love
This final article in a 4 part series, The Ring, asks if beyond commercial and emotional interests, does the ring have a true place in a marriage proposal and the rituals of commitment and marriage?
Is it normal to be bored in a relationship?
How do we keep love alive? Getting bored in a relationship is something many people experience. So why do we find ourselves empty and needing to ‘re-fill’ so regularly?
Love is ...
Have you ever been posed the question, ‘what is love?’ It’s an age-old question and one that is still consistently and frequently asked. So why is it we are still asking and how is it that we don’t know?