Here is a selection of articles by Kay Douglas. You are welcome to use these articles on your website or in any other publication or with clients as long as you acknowledge the source and keep the articles exactly as they appear here.


  • There are times when the way we are living our life is called into question. The dissatisfaction we are experiencing may leave us feeling that our life has become ho-hum – somehow lacking purpose. Is this the time for a change?
  • Day to day life can be stressful enough but when problems, pressures and extra demands come in we can find ourselves on the slippery slope of burnout. Burnout is a state of mental, emotional and physical exhaustion that comes from an excessive amount of stress that has gone on for too long.
  • When our adult child finds a special partner it can be more challenging to get along with that person than we anticipated. We may be unsure about the match or find this person distant or difficult to relate to. There is an adjustment time for all as we get to know one another. There are bound to be changes...
  • Setting goals has its own special magic. When we transform desires and fantasies into tangible ideas and goals and commit them to paper we are taking a powerful step toward attaining what we want in our life. New Year is the traditional time for setting goals. As we anticipate the year, in the midst of summer holidays, anything can seem possible. As the year rolls on and reality sets in, these goals so often disappear into oblivion...
  • Trying to overcome persistent anxiety is taxing. Our mental response to anxiety is crucial. When we feel anxious, we can fuel the fire by worrying, imagining, anticipating and catastrophising. Self-criticism also increases anxiety. The challenge is to firmly resist negative thoughts and to become as tolerant and supportive of ourselves as we would be to a dear friend...
  • Bringing up a child is a demanding job. If we have suffered ourselves when young through destructive parenting, it can be devastating to find ourselves hurting our own child in similar ways. Many declare they will never treat their children the way they were treated. Most with this goal make remarkable improvements...
  • A dream is an ideal, aspiration or ambition that is dear to our heart. Our dreams are an expression of our true self, as unique as our fingerprints. They are reflections of our passion, talents, hopes and values and the particular purpose we are here to fulfill...
  • The abusive relationship is characterised by inequality. When one partner consistently controls, dominates or intimidates the other, by means of manipulative, punishing or forceful behaviour, abuse is occurring. All couples have power struggles and disagreements at times, but...
  • Violence is against the law. No-one has to put up with it. If there is physical, emotional or verbal violence in your relationship, you need support. Let family and friends know what is happening...
  • If you're wondering if you have an actual or potential problem with using alcohol, drugs or something else in order to deal with your feelings of emptiness or hurt, take the self assessment by honestly answer the following questions...
  • The wasteful using up of the earth’s resources will ultimately impact not only on ourselves but on future generations. If we each develop good green habits we really can make a huge difference. Take this quick quiz to see how well you’re doing...
  • When you need extra care and you are short of ideas refer to this list of self-care stratgies and enjoy.