Relationships blog

Why am I such a bitch to my husband?

You thought you were the only one who was a bitch to their husband? Sadly, or perhaps reassuringly, that is not the case. You are in good company. Being a bitch to the ones we love is common amongst us women. Read on or listen to the post below. It is strange isn’t it, that…

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What are you ready to believe about yourself?

A new year. Fresh energy. A potent time to get your powers of manifestation working for you and to switch into some more uplifting belief systems. Your powers of manifestations are a direct response to what you believe about yourself. So let’s put it out there and start to seed a shift in the realm…

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Heart feeling – heart healing

When you can trust your heart to feel – You are free.   Your heart is an incredible {lady} organ. She effortlessly finds her own rhythm to bring life force and love to every one of your 3 trillion cells without you even thinking about it – for your whole life. She emits an electro…

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Passion or a chocolate brownie. What a choice!

This chocolate brownie may look like an innocent afternoon snack to you. Well it is…..and it isn’t. This little brownie or one of its kin tempted me on Sunday afternoon. I ate it. I don’t usually eat much sugar these days. So little that I have been desensitised to it. My system is just not ready for…

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Intimacy & stillness freak me out

To be comfortable in intimacy is to appreciate myself. When I was younger intimacy scared the Be-geezers out of me. I was the classic Leo; an extrovert with a self-interested ego. It was all about having fun & fitting in with the crowd. But when the lights came on and the crowds parted and I was left…

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Can you let love in?

Love takes a great deal of courage. When I was a very young adult, I thought all I wanted was love and acceptance. And I searched for it in nightclubs. Inside I felt unsure of myself {to put it mildly}. Unattractive Unloveable I wanted to fit in. And I looked to the world outside myself to…

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Do you feel like damaged goods?

Do you feel like damaged goods because you have a painful history? I have so many clients who think of themselves as ruined or damaged. They can’t imagine that this darkness could be anything other than shameful, something to hide, or to have to admit only when you know someone well enough not to scare…

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What we really want from our men

Dear men / partners,   {psst, this is a complete and utter generalisation and will not apply to all men or women. it may apply to your partner in any shape or form but whatever the form, in my experience is still relevant} There are a few things that we women would love you to…

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What is your favourite excuse?

What is your favourite excuse for holding yourself back from relaxing in to contentment and joy? Letting ourselves slip in to joy means opening ourselves up and allowing what is. This is not a modus operandi that we are comfortable in. We are much better at making stuff happen, being the action, doing the work…

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Are you afraid of pleasure?

I know, that question sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? Of course I am not afraid of pleasure. Of course I want pleasure. Right? Well yes and no. Yes – we all want it and crave it. It is part of our seeking system – our natural instincts, and that yearning underlies all of our behaviour no…

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Nicole Mathieson

Hi, I'm Nicole Mathieson, a relationship and body image coach, couple therapist and author.

This blog is designed to help teach couples practical ways to cultivate a deeper understanding of one another, find safety and connection in relationships, navigate difficult conversations and repair after conflict.