Category Archives: relationship

When Did Relationship Become Personal Ambition?

Do we need to tackle the current obsession with personal wealth, personal success & personal gain? Friendships & relationships are much more than just ways to get where we want & get what we need. They are two-way & often costly in time, money & energy. Is it really all about me? Or is it also about 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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Seeing Through The Ice

Sometimes as we look forward it’s as if we’re looking through ice on a window pain: we can see what is immediately in front of us, but not beyond. It’s at moments like this that I try to get help … Continue reading

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RIP Herr Prof Dr Dr William Graham Wood (1944 – 2014) aka. My Brother

Being woken up with the news that your brother has just passed away is a surprise I could do without. At times like this it is too easy to ask questions; the ‘What if’ ones are always the most destructive & … Continue reading

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Friendships Are Like Flowers

Friendships are like flowers … Plant them in fertile soil, feed regularly, add a few ‘special ingredients’ to help them develop &  grow, then give plenty of attention & care. The result us a strong, colourful, beautiful flower that can … Continue reading

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Setting The Victim, Rescuer & Persecutor Free

    Sometimes we find ourselves locked into a seemingly never ending cycle: One minute we feel hard-done-by, then someone helps us, then we struggle with the help or we feel resentful towards the helper, then we feel guilty & hard-done-by etc … Continue reading

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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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