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The loveliness was there at the birth of the day
What happens to us as young girls that we don’t feel that loveliness, in every moment of every day, and learn to think we need to be eternally doing things to prove our worth, to ourselves and to everyone around us?
What to wear ... you’re not wearing that, are you?
The power of words and what holding onto hurtful abusive comments does to our sense of self and the way we think about ourselves.
Building a nest
This true story shares how the writer changed the way he worked from working to support his habits, where life had no meaning, to truly loving work.
Playing it safe with social marijuana use
I didn’t grow up with social marijuana use; I didn’t feel drawn to it and I didn’t really come across it until I started to go out to parties in my late teens. At age 17, I met my first bong at a back-yard party…
How alcohol had influenced my life
I never knew the full extent of how alcohol had influenced my life, until I made the choice to stop drinking it.
Alcohol, Self-worth, Marriage, Humanity, Depression, Connection
The corruption of true female empowerment
Women work so hard to live up to all the expectations placed on them, yet it isn’t working. What are we all missing here when it comes to the true empowerment of women?
Empowerment, Nurturing, Self-worth, Gender equality, Corruption
Women’s pictures and expectations on relationships
Do you find you have pictures and expectations around what you require from your partner, be that in a marriage or other types of relationship? What are the impacts of our pictures on our relationships and our understanding of love?
Marriage, Relationships, Expression, Self-worth, Relationship problems
Understanding anxiety and replenishing a woman's self-worth
Globally the rates of anxiety amongst women have become increasingly seen as ‘normal’. How can this situation be turned around so that women regain a sense of their self-worth and self-confidence?
What is the Science of Appreciation and how does it evolve all of our relationships?
What is the Science of Appreciation and how does it evolve all of our relationships? In this audio, Serge Benhayon takes us deeper in to the science.
Why wait? Let’s discard out-of-date and abusive attitudes about gender now!
The battle of the sexes has become a world war. Domestic violence is currently headline news, publicly exposing the horrendous abuse kept hidden behind the closed doors of our very own homes. The media is now onto it, but are we fully addressing our part in it?
Abuse, Hurt, Anti-social behaviour, Conflict, Gender equality, Feminism, Self-worth, Relationship problems
Building intimacy in your relationships
We all long for true intimacy, but how do we juggle work, family, relationships, and stay open to others? Intimacy in relationships starts with you, the willingness to investigate the depths of who you are.
Self-worth, Loneliness, Appreciation, Surrender, Love, Awareness, Couples therapy
A lost boy from the country discovers the man he truly is
Life as a kid seemed so simple. I grew up in small towns in rural Australia, where with friends I could roam the countryside until it was nearly dark, making fun out of the simplest things…
Alcohol, Family, Self-worth, Universal Medicine, Relationship problems
Overeating: are you eating until you feel sick?
Our large food portions have in fact become normal. The body will often tell a very different story to the ones our taste buds do as we indulge in every mouthful. Why are we capable of overeating even until feeling sick?
Over eating, Obesity, Fatigue, Culture, Self-worth, Healthy living
There are many myths that abound on self-care and what it is. This article reveals the most common myths and replaces them with a practical truth, forming a foundation for wellbeing.
The best diet and why we break it
We easily commit to the best diet plan, the food diary, the fitness plan to support it – and then trip ourselves up. Read here about another approach . . .
Finding a new lover
Looking for a new lover? How do you find ‘the one’, the new lover that will love you all your life?
Who’s the man?
As men do we really know ourselves; do we want to, or are we just distracting ourselves from life and who we truly are?
Awareness, Communication, Confidence, Healthy living, Self-empowerment, Self-worth
Where is the flaw
How toxic is the assumption that there is such a thing as perfection, and who actually decides what is perfect and when? The pursuit of perfection keeps us in perpetual tension and in a never-ending idea of conforming to the highest societal conceptions in order to thus receive the greatest rewards.
Building relationships based on true intimacy and love
What have we set as our definition of intimacy, and who is and isn’t included in those parameters?
Exercise and movement – a loving relationship with our bodies, or social compliance?
Why is it that we exercise? Are we striving for the body perfect, a target weight, attracting Mr or Mrs Right – or are we connecting with our bodies from a place of respect and care and exercising to thrive in and adore the lives we lead?
Self-worth and self-development – does it work?
The self-development industry is rich with promises of improvement, success and living the life of your dreams ... but does it really work?
Serge Benhayon – presenting true healing and breaking all the moulds
Serge Benhayon breaking all the moulds, a man of true honour and dedication, a man who offers true healing.
Acceptance, Motherhood, Self-love, Self-worth, Healthy relationships
No longer ‘holding back’ in life
Cherise Holt shares how a Reading from Serge Benhayon had a pivotal impact on her life in opening up to her full potential and the limitless possibilities changing the very way she viewed herself.
Role models In music
An exploration of the influence of role models in music. What aspects are we influenced by? How susceptible are we to these influences?
Music, Music videos, Pornography, Role models, Self-worth, Empowerment
Self-loathing and low self-esteem
Have you noticed just how much we use self loathing to reject ourselves? It seems that to have low self-esteem, low self-worth and to actively engage in self-loathing is absolutely acceptable in society, that it’s a ‘normal part of life’. How did that happen?
Self-esteem, Rejection, Appreciation, Behaviour, Relationships, Self-worth
Bringing self-worth out of hiding
My true self-worth is now out of hiding; I’ve come a long way in silencing my harsh inner critic, and I love that who I am now is so authentic and real.
My understanding of abuse
Could it be that by limiting our understanding of abuse we fail to see that we are all being abused constantly?
Therapists can avoid burnout from stress, anxiety and depression if they allow their clients to take responsibility for their own healing.
Picture imperfect – women, we have been framed
Is perfection the answer to our issues or the issue itself?
Joining the dots between maternal and infant mental health
Motherhood is a time of great change. How can women best manage their mental health for the sake of themselves and their infant?
Self-love vs self-loathing
Reconnecting to self-love is how to break the cycle of hating your body.
Celebrating my Buddha belly
Why do women hold their belly in? Letting it all hang out – letting our Buddha belly out.
Being your own valentine - real love begins with YOU!
Most of us can relate to wanting to feel special, adored or loved on Valentines Day. But what is it we are really wanting and seeking? What does Valentines Day reveal about the quality of our relationship with self, and others?
Self-love, Self-worth, Self-empowerment, Self-esteem, Valentine's Day
I love my body but do I have self-worth as a woman?
I Love my Body! Do you, and on what basis? Sharon Gavioli takes us deeper into an issue that affects all women.
Just Take the Picture - Music Video (Official) - Michael Benhayon
From the album 'Our Everlasting Love' by Michael Benhayon of Glorious Music, watch and take a picture from your heart.
Music videos, Musicians, Music, Well-being, Self-worth, Empowerment, Expression
The not so beauty industry
When we say we are inspired by or love a certain picture of a model what is it that we love or are really aspiring towards? How can we deal with the beauty industry’s not so beautiful, but ugly force?
Beauty myths, Fashion, Self-worth, Body positive, Empowerment, Body image
The road back to music and educating children
From the pressure to be top dog and prove himself as a musician to bringing music alive with children in the classroom, musician and teacher Daniel Bennier shares what shuts us down to our natural joy of music and what restores us.
Education, Musicians, Performance anxiety, University, Self-worth, Teachers
Sounds of Soul – album review
Are you seriously ready to get your groove on? Sounds of Soul – the powerful constellation of Melbourne musicians Tina Kopa and Catherine Wood – have landed with their debut album in all its funky, silky and sassy glory.
Music, Sacredness, Women's health, Empowerment, Sexiness, Self-worth
Who am I
Low self esteem and low self worth can cripple our sense of who we are. Here we ask why we accept that as normal.
A diet of treats and rewards
Why do we crave treats and rewards; what do they do for us? Is it possible to imagine living life without them?
A lesson in equality – Serge Benhayon
I remember embarking into the world, learning what it was to be a woman. From very young, the enforced role model of the housewife brewed up a fury inside of me and so I rebelled and became the tough sportswoman. What does it mean to hold myself as a woman, to walk as a woman?
‘All that glitters’ … design trends, latest fashion and our self-worth
Is it possible that we are actually caught in this culture or cycle of having the latest and the greatest, the newest and the fastest, the hottest & the sexiest and it’s not actually what we truly want – or who we truly are?
Stephanie Stevenson – what a glorious transformation!
Stephanie became overweight and a yo-yo dieter because she was always comparing herself to others and not feeling good about her body. Things changed when she came across Universal Medicine ...
Self-esteem, Weight-loss, Self-worth, Over eating, Confidence, Body image
Self-nurturing women’s true inner beauty through self-connection
Definitions of beauty are commonly associated with appearances. But what if the true marker of women’s beauty and self-worth could be re-defined through the building of a deep inner-connection with ourselves?
Beauty myths, Body positive, Self-worth, Nurturing, Body image
Extreme weight training: The moment I realised I'd gone too far
These audios focus on bulking up and bodybuilding as a result of the pressures that men experience in today’s society with trying to fit the image of how having a muscular, well defined body makes them a man and is the way to attract a partner.
From sex worker to a return to sacredness
At the age of 17 I found myself inside a brothel. You may be surprised to know that this was not due to a dramatic story of childhood abuse or neglect . . . I was simply lost . . .
Sex, Self-worth, Alcohol, Eating disorder, Empowerment, Sacredness, Shift work
10 key truths about giving birth
'10 Key truths about giving birth' offers a new approach in how women can support themselves to prepare for birth that is not determined by a certain outcome or marker of a woman’s worth.
Have we been searching for love and intimacy in our relationships in all the wrong ways?
The Gentle Breath Meditation® – How it has supported me to feel again
Karen shares how her experience with the Gentle Breath Meditation® has allowed her to feel at ease within herself and in life.
Nobody is born Dr Evil so what happens?
Who are you really ~ Dr Evil or Dr Gorgeous? Find out more in our June 2018 Audio of the Month
Is the 'Breast is Best' message impacting our attachment to breastfeeding?
Is the ‘Breast is Best’ message and well thought image one that conveniently overlays our attachment to breastfeeding? This article invites us to consider what’s underneath our motivation to breastfeed at all costs, and how open we are towards admitting this.
Serge Benhayon TV – Domestic violence: a modern plague
In this revealing interview Serge Benhayon sets the bar for decency way above what we have made ‘normal’ in this current climate of abuse and the modern plague of domestic violence.
Self-worth, Abuse, Anti-social behaviour, Gender equality, Emotions, Love, Relationship problems
Trying to fit into the body image of the world just didn't work!
In this audio Matt Paul shares how being underweight as a man can attract the same discrimination as being overweight, and how weight is a factor in determining the ideal male body.
Motherhood 101: an all-encompassing mothering
Is the quality of our mothering of others influenced by the quality of our mothering of ourselves? Debasing the notions that mothering yourself is selfish and asking for help is an indication of failure.
How I quit smoking and found me
Today I am in my early 60’s and I have been smoke and alcohol free for seven years now, but the battle to quit smoking took me 16 years.
Addiction, Drugs, Emotions, Self-worth, Lifestyle, Healthy living
Sexiness in the older woman – not related to age, sex or good looks!
When I was young I had lots of energy, I had an enormous social life and I was very interested in having a lot of sex. Then I got ‘older’.
Ashamed of being fat?
Ashamed of being fat or failing at dieting may stop you from losing weight. Failing at dieting is not something to be ashamed about. Honouring yourself can be a new way to look at weight loss.
Changing your life
Changing your life usually means trying to achieve an ideal however if we stop and connect with who we truly are, we may find that instead of changing or striving, we can simply BE who we already are from within.
Self-worth, Self-esteem, Connection, Losing weight, Tenderness, Body image
What Is a healthy BMI? Does our ‘ideal weight’ mess with our heads?
Ideal weight has been guided by the BMI scale but it may not be the best measure for healthy weight. What if we could change the way we view ideal weight?
Low self-esteem is a product of having a picture as to how we should be, and believing that we do not meet those requirements. What if you can build a new relationship with self-esteem?
How we feel about our body image is influenced by TV, magazines, clothes. What if we can learn to build a true relationship with body image and embrace our true weight?
Our ideas of ideal weight may have been imposed by the BMI scale or by the images we are surrounded by. What if we could change the way we see ideal weight and find our true weight?
What does a seer see?
What if the job of a seer was to be wrong? What if the purpose of prophecy is to prevent a further calamity or harm?
Claiming women’s rights and female empowerment – What’s absolute honesty, responsibility and self-worth got to do with it?
Could absolute honesty, responsibility and self-worth be the key ingredients to the flourishing of women’s rights?
Penelope Scheenhouwer – reflecting on her journey
Penelope Scheenhouwer’s inspiring story of how she changed her ideal about her body image and came to her true size.
Self-worth, Fitness, Ill health, Sickness, Healthy living, Body image
My experience of abuse and self-abuse
One woman’s journey from abuse and self-abuse to re-connection with her essence.
Every job has purpose
Having had many jobs, Mariette has found that every job has a purpose. Every job matters in life.
Recalibrating women’s rights and female empowerment through love
Imagine if we regularly produced a health and wellbeing report on society. Would we see progress in terms of achieving greater gender balance and improvement in women’s rights and empowerment – or do we need to broaden the way we look at these subjects before we experience true change?
What is ill-health?
In this short October 2020 audio of the Month, Natalie Benhayon questions what we are comparing ourselves with to say we do not have ill-health?
Suicide in Healthcare – a personal problem or systemic failure?
One look at the suicide statistics for doctors reveals that something is seriously amiss in the state of being of our healthcare providers.
Medicine, Stress, Self-worth, Ill health, Sickness, Exhaustion, Burnout
Female leaders and the importance of a woman’s importance
Inspired much by female leaders? What’s stopping us – pay gap aside – from realising the importance of a woman’s own importance and her worth in the workplace?
Gender equality, Leadership, Self-worth, Women in leadership, Career, Empowerment
A woman’s worth at work
Job interviews, salary negotiations, pay, promotion, women taking up leadership positions – when it comes to all this, how come so many women in the workplace suffer external disadvantage hinged by internal lack of self-worth?
My experience of the Esoteric Breast Massage
Beverley shares her experience with the Esoteric Breast Massage modality, moving though any judgment and questioning of the modality to experiencing a treatment that has deeply supported her return to a truer expression of the woman that she is.
Comparison: the unspoken side of being pregnant, giving birth and mothering
Being pregnant, giving birth and mothering are usually much anticipated and regarded as special parts of many women’s lives. But rather than enjoying this period, women are often left feeling unsettled and unfulfilled, yet find it hard to work out why.
I am beauty-full just for being me – a message from the author
This book is designed to offer young people the option to live in a way that does not subscribe to the false ideals and beliefs that have us searching for beauty outside of ourselves.
Whoops is one of my favourite words – a message from the author
This book presents a power-full message that has the potential to change the future wellbeing of everyone who embraces the message and lives it.
Behaviour, Communication, Self-worth, Mental health, Anxiety
Being a woman is more than being a mother
All this influenced the way I saw myself as a woman, and I identified with being a mother as an intrinsic part of what it meant to be a woman.
Acceptance, Appreciation, Connection, Essence, Sacredness, Self-worth
Drinking alcohol & my lack of self-worth
I can remember my last hangover like it was yesterday… My last hangover felt exactly the same as my first hangover, yet I drank consistently for 19 years.
Coming out of hiding
Eleanor shares how hiding away from the world is possible but is definitely not a true way of living. While she was hiding, she missed out on life and the world missed out on her.
Anxiety, Money, Self-worth, Teachers, Work life balance, Universal Medicine
When will women be ok with their weight? When is enough, enough?
When will women start accepting their bodies and cut the self-loathing and weight issues? When will we understand that true beauty comes from how we feel inside?
Self-esteem, Diets, Weight, Self-worth, Body awareness, Body image, Weight-loss
Care, relationships and postgraduate students: no ‘one size fits all’.
Education can be a cold and lonely place. Competing for higher marks relationships take a poor last place, leaving students feeling downbeat when they don’t achieve what their peers ‘achieve’.
Competition and self-esteem: Turning the tide on competition and comparison in schools
Here Judy Felix looks at competition and comparison, the extent to which it has become part our lives, the impact on self esteem and relationships and asks: could there be another way for us to live and be educated?
School stress: The real test at school
Does a successful week at school mean coming top of the class? Maybe there is a greater feat for kids, even more difficult to achieve – how to stay yourself with everyday school stress! Do we accept school stress as ‘the norm'?
The beauty of being single
Women are legally free to be single, but this freedom has yet to dispel underlying assumptions imposed upon single women
Internet dating, Loneliness, Single, Relationships, Self-worth
Who are the true female role models?
Are we swept along by our role models, or have we stopped to consider what makes a role model in the first place?
What mothers teach daughters
Many daughters have learnt to define themselves and their worth by keeping busy, doing something and feeling guilty if they don’t. But is this really something for mothers to pass on to daughters?
Does a lack of self-worth in women result in the abuse of men?
We’ve heard a lot about men abusing women, but ladies – how does our lack of self-worth abuse men?
Abuse, Self-worth, Relationships, Healthy relationships, Empowerment
‘Treat them mean keep them keen’ – why do mean guys get the girls?
Why do women discount tender, gentle men in favour of tough, cool, mean and unreachable ones when it comes to relationships?
Abuse, Healthy relationships, Intimacy, Self-worth, Relationships
The ramifications of rape and sexual assault: a first-hand account
“1 in 5 women will experience sexual assault at some time in their lives …” A first hand powerful account of the very real ramifications rape and sexual assault and what released her from the hurt.
Gay men or straight men – Is there a difference?
Find out the answer when we break down what it is to be a man, get past all the protections, all the ideals and the beliefs, and get to the very core within all men. You may be surprised at what you find.
Tenderness, Gay, Culture, Acceptance, Self-worth, Role models, Hardness, Empowerment, Brotherhood
Talking about suicide is a great start. Let's explore further.
Suicide is no longer the taboo topic it once was, and the problem of suicide, particularly amongst men, is now widely acknowledged, with a public campaign in full swing to encourage men to speak up. This is a great start, but what is really going on?
Awareness, Connection, Depression, Relationships, Self-worth, Tension
Game changer – how to overcome the fear of rejection
In the game of rejection, who are the players, what are their objectives, what is the ultimate outcome and what if there was nothing to fear? Here we explore the rules of engagement, why the game is played and how we might overcome our fear.
Acceptance, Appreciation, Bullying, Confidence, Rejection, Relationships, Self-worth
Finding motivation to lose weight
Is most advice on how to get motivated to lose weight actually setting us up for failure from the outset? This article exposes the ‘get motivated’ pitfalls and presents a positive way forward.
Competitive sport and men
Sport and competition go hand in hand in today’s society and men feel obligated to participate at all levels: do men really need to be a winner to feel validated as a true man? Five men discuss their experiences in sport and competition.
Post Natal Depression - A Health Stop
Post natal depression is nature’s way of stopping you from continuing a way of living that does not confirm and boost who you are.
Motherhood, Pregnancy, Depression, Birth, Self-love, Self-worth
Withdrawal and ghosting
The chatter in our heads is often such a strong driving force and so familiar we think it’s us guiding us, but is it really our truth? Where are these thoughts coming from?
Self-care is not selfish
A powerful article written by a Registered Nurse and mum that turns the belief that self-care is selfish on its head.
The beauty and true anatomy of the clitoris – what it beholds is far beyond female sexual pleasure
The clitoris. It’s not what you think! You will be amazed at the beauty and true anatomy of this organ and what it beholds far beyond female sexual pleasure.
Human body, Sacredness, Self-worth, Sexiness, Women's health
The song of man
Can a man change his tune from songs of self-rejection to a more truly self-loving melody? Worth exploring…
Body Shape – curves from Heaven
We are born with natural curves, shapes and angles, so why do we think we are fat when we are not? This article asks what is beneath our pictures of feeling fat or of not accepting our body shape or weight.
What is intimacy?
Intimacy can be much easier than we think. This article introduces a new understanding of intimacy and how we can develop it in all our relationships.
Self-worth, Appreciation, Connection, Essence, Healthy relationships
Comparison – Is it the pot calling the kettle black?
Why is it that we often compare ourselves with others, and instead of appreciating the way they are living we judge our self and beat ourselves up about our bad choices and past mistakes? Dissecting the phrase “The Pot calling the Kettle black” is a great analogy into how, in our Alpha male attitude, we can so easily do this.
I once met a man
Joseph reflects on the way he has observed men living and how that has inspired him to reclaim the tender man that he always knew himself to be. By not judging these men, but instead realising his part in the relationship, he offers us a path back to being the true man we have always been.
Work, mothering and female empowerment part 2 – getting to the truth of it
The pictures we hold around mothering, attaining a work-life balance and the quest for workplace gender equality rarely match the reality of women’s lives. Is there more to understanding true female empowerment than what we have been led to believe?
Empowerment, Motherhood, Self-worth, Work life balance, Essence
A mirror’s reflection
I realised that sitting for up to an hour in front of myself while at the hairdresser created a feeling of unease and real discomfort. I simply could not face my own reflection.
Self-care takes care of itself
Self-care is the everyday activities done differently, by me and from me and from the inside out rather than bringing something to me from the outside in
From dent to tend
I am tired of the self-denting thoughts of shame and regret; they are exhausting and kind of pointless. Next time I ‘dent the table’, I can see it differently—as a lesson to learn from, that’s it, so simple.
Is it really self-care?
Self-care is usually viewed as an opportunity to pamper or console ourselves every now and then, but why aren’t the effects lasting?
Body awareness, Connection, Self-love, Self-worth, Well-being
The merry-go-round of a perfect life
If only I had this, looked that way, got a new car, had a bigger home and better job – then my life would be perfect...
The self-neglect in self-care
Self-care is NOT just personal care or the pampering you see as the ‘fluff’ promoted in many women’s magazines.
If my self-care is on point, why don’t I feel great?
So, you’ve got your self-care routine nailed, but you feel exhausted, anxious, out of sorts, reactive or your relationship is not on track. Perhaps something is missing...
What does the new phenomenon of big false eyelashes reveal about young women and their body image?
Good girl or nice girl
There are good girls and there are nice girls: are you going to be a good girl, or are you going to be a nice girl?
We don’t understand settlement
In our Audio of the Month for June 2022 Serge Benhayon presents how there is a simple way to find settlement in our body and what gets in the way.
‘Mirror mirror on the wall’….
The impact of comparison on body image is not given the consideration it warrants. Let’s go there with this article.
Women, what is it that we really loathe when we loathe our body?
What are we really loathing when we think we loathe our body?
Grand Designs Part 2 – From the stars
Is our body shape and life experience pure chance and coincidence? Read one man’s experience of returning to see the grand design that we are all a part of.
How harmless is our practice as a mental health professional?
As a mental health professional we have a responsibility to ensure that in our practice we do no harm to our clients. But what does this mean beyond the obvious basics?
Medicine, Mental health, Practitioner, Responsibility, Self-worth