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Reverse sexism is divisive too

Reverse sexism is divisive too

May 7, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences, then love has a chance to blossom. – Nikhil Saluja There is a subtle – and sometimes not so subtle – kind of discrimination we do not hear too much about. It is the way many women talk about men. It is as if women are far superior to men, who...

A journey through infidelity

A journey through infidelity

Apr 1, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young •  There comes a time when the pain of holding on becomes worse than the pain of letting go. – Unknown I am thinking of two similar client cases that demonstrate the struggle that can emerge when there has been infidelity in a marriage. I will blend them into one. It starts when she meets a man with whom she thinks she...

Assertion or aggression?

Assertion or aggression?

Mar 1, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive. – Robert Louis Stevenson Recently, a reader asked me how one finds a balance between being kind and nice and being assertive. It is an interesting question because it assumes one...

Choose to feel happy

Choose to feel happy

Feb 1, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young   A miracle is a shift in perception … it can happen in an instant. – A Course in Miracles Sometimes life events affect us in a negative way. I often hear my clients say, “It’s just not fair!” The way they are treated at work is not fair. The way mom treats her adult children is not fair. It’s not fair that...

Resilient or overwhelmed? Accepting change without fear and worry

Resilient or overwhelmed? Accepting change without fear and worry

Jan 1, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill Sometimes, our lives can feel completely overwhelming, especially if things are going wrong. Actually, it is not life that is overwhelming, but rather our emotional response to what is happening. Even at that, it...

Repeating patterns in life

Repeating patterns in life

Dec 1, 2015

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Reincarnation occurs because we decide that we haven’t learned enough lessons. – Sylvia Browne “That’s the story of my life!” This comment is made when a negative event seems to parallel many others in one’s past. In my clients, I often see patterns or themes that have run through their...

Hypnosis for relaxation and change

Hypnosis for relaxation and change

Nov 1, 2015

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young   • Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart. – Angel Chernoff Many people suffer from sleep problems and/or anxiety. In many cases, they also complain of very busy minds, which they can’t...

Parent trouble

Parent trouble

Oct 1, 2015

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Generally, when we talk about trouble with parents, it is in the context of a teen/parent relationship. Increasingly, I see more and more adult clients who experience ongoing stress and anxiety because of the behaviour of one or both of their parents. In my experience, it is most often women having issues with their...

Communicating with heart

Communicating with heart

Sep 7, 2015

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • The biggest communication problem is that we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply. – Unknown “We just can’t communicate!” is a phrase I often hear from couples and from teens that feel they just can’t talk to their parents. Talking is something we all learn to do when we are still babies....

Evolving beyond judgment

Evolving beyond judgment

Aug 1, 2015

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Judging a person does not define who they are; it defines who you are. – lifehack.org Judgment is ubiquitous in our culture. We hear it in the media, in politics, in the workplace, throughout the neighbourhood and within the family. Courts make judgements, but they are based on established laws. Personal...