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Life Matters: “Get out of my space…. Please”

1 August, 2017

Asking for what you want—and setting boundaries around what you don’t want—is a key life skill. But sometimes in our enthusiasm to practice this skill, we over-do our own assertiveness and end up causing anger or resentment, or even withdrawal in people.  Here are four tips for developing your assertiveness in a way that will… read more »

Proverbial Living

12 July, 2017

This is a contribution that shines some ancient (and not so ancient) proverbial light onto contemporary living. Unless you are living in isolation, we are all engaging with a diverse range of people and personalities every day. There’s a whakatauki, or Māori proverb, that celebrates diversity : E koekoe te tūī, E ketekete te kākā, E kūkū… read more »

Life Matters: Spend time in silence

25 June, 2017

Over time, fear, exhaustion & shame can dim the brightest of lights, and that is why we must, at all times do what we can to keep that flame inside burning bright, choose the path of light and love, and allow our brilliance to be seen. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools that you can… read more »

Intelligence and Influence: You’ve got this

11 June, 2017

You ARE enough. I write this because this week I have heard from several people the general view that they are feeling that they have nothing to offer…no gifts to share. There’s been spells of frustration or despair for them, and at such times, it’s common to feel worthless. It can seem that everyone else is… read more »

Gratitude: key ingredient to happiness

20 May, 2017

Every day, people buy too much stuff, eat too much food, and waste away their hours chasing after happiness…to no avail. They may find excitement or satiation, but TRUE HAPPINESS still eludes them. Fortunately, happiness is really inexpensive and pretty simple to find, but that doesn’t mean that it comes easily. However, if you’re bold,… read more »

Life Matters – Time Tips

14 May, 2017

Have you ever felt that there’s just not enough time in the day? Most often, when we run out of time for projects or pursuits, the reason is that we’ve spent a lot of time lost in ambiguity. When you’re supremely clear about where you’re going and what you want to do, there’s no time… read more »

Oprah says: Change one thing

3 May, 2017

“… the most profound shifts are the ones you make on the inside..” Sometimes it seems like nothing works the way it should. You  have probably hit that point from time to time, where work is no fun, relationship is a struggle, or you don’t feel comfortable in your body. At times like these, changing your… read more »

Te Huarahi : A Powerful Shift

17 April, 2017

Kia ora.  There is a quiet but powerful shift that is happening as people are seeking to tap into their personal growth, life purpose, balance, energy and happiness. All over the world, people are taking the courageous step to connect with their own inner truth, and are experiencing the transformative learning that comes from the… read more »

Search inside yourself

25 March, 2017

“Look within; within is the fountain of all good” (Marcus Aurelius). “To thine own self be true” (Shakespeare).  “The world can only change from within” (Tolle). These are all inspiring quotes, and all fuelled my determination to head to Australia for the next phase of the Search Inside Yourself mindfulness-based emotional intelligence curriculum programme, developed by Google’s… read more »

Mini-break update

7 March, 2017

Q: Is a mini-break a mini-break if you are working?  A: yes, indeed! So in the spirit, but not the calendar, of 2017 mini-breaks, here’s what I got up to in February: The first out of town event was facilitating a workshop in Cromwell, Central Otago, for a team of people from the University.  This is the fourth… read more »

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