Category Archives: authenticity

Words Are Not Enough

  What if there are no simple solutions to the problems that have faced us for years? What if part of the answer was us getting off our backside, becoming involved & making a difference rather than standing in crowds, waving … Continue reading

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Some Friends Leave a Hole When They Are Gone

Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got ‘Til it’s gone Joni Mitchell: Big Yellow Taxi I have come to realise that friends fall into a number of categories, the most valuable being that you … Continue reading

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How Would You Like To Be Remembered?

One of the most important & motivating questions we can ask ourself is, “How would I like to be remembered?“ Imagine if someone was writing your obituary What would you like them to say about you? What qualities would you … Continue reading

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Striving For Perfection: A Distraction From The Truth?

“That’s perfect!” “Perfection indeed!” “Aim for perfection & you’ll get somewhere near.” Such phrases trip off our tongue & find their way into so many everyday conversations: at home; in the office; in our training & target-setting events; in our … Continue reading

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A Big Thank You

This is just a quick note to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who takes the time to read, look at or comment on my blog. I do appreciate every one of you & hope that something of what … Continue reading

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Mirror Images

An almost perfect reflection, yet still only an imitation. Do we try to be an imitation of someone else or an original? We were designed to be ourselves; don’t let anyone steal that from you. Take care until next time …

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The Drama Triangles: Childhood Experiences Affecting Adult Life

    Have you ever been on the receiving-end of help & then, for no apparent reason found it all too much, too invasive, too personal & become highly defensive or aggressive towards the person helping you? Have you ever … Continue reading

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“Why Did I Do That?” Childhood Experiences: Seeds Of Our Adult Life

  Have you ever been in a situation where something happens or something is said & you react immediately, later asking the question, “Why did I do that?” or “Why did I say that?” or even “Why did I think … Continue reading

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Keep It Real: 3 Simple Steps To Better Friendships

Here are Three Simple Steps To Better Friendships (from my own experiences): Say What You Mean & Mean What You Say – Be careful that we are honest with each other. If you disagree, then go ahead & disagree. Don’t pretend it’s … Continue reading

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Beauty Is In Who We Are Not What We Do

Is an orchid less beautiful than a rose? Likewise, we do ourselves an injustice when we compare ourselves to others: we can never become them but we have our own talents & beauty that they do not. Variety adds to … Continue reading

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