Category Archives: Life Mastery

Help – I’m out of control

You might think that I am going through  a mid-life crisis. You might think I’m being rather silly. You might think I’m plain ridiculous. Maybe I am. Maybe not. Almost every article I have written is about me sharing some … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Walk a Labyrinth

Many, many years ago I walked my first labyrinth. We wandered onto a farm in the Magaliesberg one Sunday whilst exploring the area. I had never seen a labyrinth before and was curious. There were no signs or instructions – … Continue reading

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How to Fight a Smear Campaign

So someone has got it in for you…. They’re spreading rumors, telling others how bad you are and even reporting you to the authorities. How best can you fight their campaign? Let’s have a look at a story that took … Continue reading

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How to Kill Task Avoidance

There were some tasks  I just didn’t get done before we went away in December. Every time I looked at my to-do list, I’d see certain items, and then pretend they weren’t there. Invariably I would  choose  something else to … Continue reading

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Forget Resolutions, Aim for Flow.

 Throw out those New year’s Resolutions today! You know, I know, we all know: they don’t work. Try something new this year: Allow 2015 to be filled with countless moments  of deep joy. Sounds great, doesn’t it? How can you … Continue reading

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I am grateful…

I am grateful for…. A husband who knows me better than anyone else on this planet… And still loves me. Three kids who are thriving far away at University ( without me … Well, that’s not SO nice of them… … Continue reading

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Crush Communication Complications in 4 Steps

Crush Communication Complications Have you ever said something small and trivial to someone and they reacted furiously? As they stormed out the door, you wondered what was wrong with them? You somehow pushed their buttons and you’ve no idea why. … Continue reading

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Is it possible NOT to judge?

The answer is NO. It is impossible not to judge. We do it unconsciously all day every day. The process is instantaneous and usually unconscious. We are not even aware that we are judging. Let’s look at how this happens: … Continue reading

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How to shift from self-criticism to self-analysis

I do it from time to time. You probably do it from time to time. We all do it from time to time. Indulge in self-criticism. It’s not serving you nor I very well. Self-criticism tends to be destructive. A … Continue reading

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Long’s Suggestions for Long-Lasting Relationships

Long-lasting relationships are the stuff of fairy-tales. Married-ever after! This is how the fairy-tale ends and no thought is given to the years that follow and to HOW you actually manage this. I did a speech at Toastmasters the other … Continue reading

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