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Why We ALL Need to Understand the Basics of Narcissism

To many of us, the term Narcissist or Narcissism is nothing more than a word we hear or read too often in the press & media. We don’t understand it. It doesn’t affect us. So there it stops. But what if it does affect … Continue reading

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Covert Narcissism: (1) Why Their Web is SO HARD to Escape From

Today is Part 1 of a 4-Part blog-post looking at covert narcissists & how to break free. I am not a psychologist or a counsellor but I hope that what I have experienced & learnt along the way will help … Continue reading

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10 Top Tips For Enjoying Lockdown

10 tips for fulfilment & enjoyment which work any day of the week or time of the year; in crisis or achievement. Continue reading

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Every Scar Tells a Story

Life is made up of adventures; of highs & lows: Some leave a mark on our body, Some leave a mark on our soul Some leave a mark on both. The event causing the scar may have been traumatic or … Continue reading

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What is Hope?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines Hope as ‘noun. /hoʊp/ 1[uncountable, countable] a belief that something you want will happen‘ I think that Hope is actually much bigger than just something I would like to happen. To me Hope encompasses passion, … Continue reading

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High Risk Living?

Life has a habit of throwing us unwanted surprises every so often. For me it has been an 18-moth bout of depression & more recently, a heart attack & surgery. I would never have invited either of these into my … Continue reading

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The Great Power of Valuing Others

Probably one of the most destructive mantras of the 21st Century is ‘Do What You Want.’ This notion that we are islands in a big sea & that somehow just following our own path will make us more significant or … Continue reading

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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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People Still Like The Personal Touch

I am currently reviewing my business activities for the coming year & as part of that exercise I look at what I am currently doing well & what I can improve. One thing I have noticed above all else is … 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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