Check out our blog! You will see posts from us, guest posts from experts and also contributions we make elsewhere. Use the filters on the page below to navigate to the type of posts you wish to see. Madeleine contributes to Psychologies Magazine blogging platform ‘Life Labs’ as a dating and relationship expert. We have our own posts ‘PassionSmiths’ which any of our PassionSmith coaches and counsellors write when they have something they would like to share. And finally we have ‘Guest Posts’ which discuss anything dating and relationship related. This can be people who have an ‘auxiliary’ expertise, for example styling or photography, but who can add their professional opinion to anything related to our work. You can also simply choose to surf around and see what you like.

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Single Bells, Single Bells, Single All the Way!

The only time in life where you have the opportunity to do what you like, without negotiating your whereabouts with someone, is when you are single. It is a time to hone in on your ‘true self’ and discover what you really are about. Do you remember the article about the things dying people most…

6 reasons why you are still single

Someone was telling me the other day about how vexed they had felt over being asked why they were ‘still’ single, as if there was something wrong with them, as if it was an undesirable status. I thought about some of my clients and looked at research on reasons why people are single. While I…

3 Things to Rekindle The Love on Holiday

Ah! it’s holiday time, you and your partner are finally ready to get some quality time together. Rekindle the love as it were. Except sometimes we bring our stresses and relationship strains with us, end up bickering or arguing and generally loose out on that vital “RandR” – especially when kids are involved. So, before…

How to Cope With Being Single at Weddings

If ever there is a season for weddings it would seem to be around now, and of course it’s a happy occasion to attend… Unless you are single it seems. Many singles find it annoying, if not downright difficult to be at weddings, especially if it’s highlighted that they aren’t “with someone”. While you may…

If You Can Tick Yes to This List, Then It’s True Love

We often think of love as a feeling and feelings are always fleeting. You can rarely hold on to one for more than a few hours. So when I talk about love, I mean the state two people, who are romantically involved with each other, achieve that is solid, genuine, long lasting and therefore ‘true’.…

How to Heal a Broken Heart

Probably one of the things that rank highest in ‘most dreaded experiences’which are difficult, if not impossible, to avoid in a life-time are break ups and broken hearts. I want to talk to you about the best way to deal with the heartache involved and how to get through it without your world crashing (too…

3 Signs You Are Ready for a (Proper) Relationship

You want a relationship, but you won’t get it because in reality you are simply not ready. You may be single enjoying your life as it is. You may be thinking it’s about time to settle down. You may feel pressured to by all those couples around you. You might feel exasperated, you really want…

Dating: Who Pays?

It’s a quiet morning. I get a call which starts off innocently enough. “I have been chatting on Tinder with a girl and arranged a lunch date with her”. Great news I thought, but I was wrong. Said date had ‘disappeared’ after he clarified they go Dutch. He originally just wanted to meet for coffee,…

The most important message you will read about love (and Valentine’s)

So I was walking through Liverpool Street station in London yesterday, and was delighted to see so many images of hearts and messages of love. As a dating coach I was filled with warmth. I am a sucker for positive messages and ‘lovely’ reminders. And then I remembered – oh, yeah, it’s Valentine’s next month……

Let it go. Let it flow. Let it snow!

It’s great to be in the driving seat throttling forward in life, Christmas season madness included, but could this be having a negative effect on your love life? Christmas pun aside, the feeling of being in control has an interesting twist. On the one hand it’s a great thing. We feel secure and assured when…

Online Photos: Do or Die!

A picture speaks a thousand words. Your online profile photo is your #1 selling point, yet frustratingly many are out of date, poor quality or down right bad. Having good images of yourself online is probably the most important asset you have before people read your awesome profiles. Luckily there are solutions to this…. And…

Breaking up is hard to do

I was running some seminars over the summer and asked the audience what other topics they would want to hear about. A few people mentioned break-ups, how to deal with them, but also how to go about it. Here I explore why it’s difficult to do. While most of us have probably been on one…