Category Archives: Life Mastery

Warning: huge losses due to busyness

What I read this morning led me to answer a question in my journal, and this sparked an awful realization for me. My busyness could be an issue. One of my closest and dearest friends often calls me “Busy Bee’. I … Continue reading

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What you do today defines you tomorrow

Every now and again I read something that makes a light bulb go off in my head – it’s that elusive “aha” moment that we all enjoy. I’ve had a mad and crazy year. I have made more mistakes in … Continue reading

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7 Steps to Improve your Emotional Intelligence

What exactly is EQ (emotional intelligence)? Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify, understand and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. This intelligence includes your ability to be aware of your own and other’s emotions and using emotions effectively to … Continue reading

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The role you play in a bad relationship

If I were to tell you that you have   played a role in your bad relationship, you will probably get all defensive. More so if you play the blame game: It’s all your partner’s fault. Bear with me. If it’s your partner’s … Continue reading

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Shhh, don’t tell anyone

When I teach goal setting in prisons, which I do about 10 times a year, I am acutely aware that inmates already know how to set goals. After all, planning a crime includes all the steps to goal setting – … Continue reading

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Bleah days and a 7 step strategy to fix them

I had an appalling day the other day. For a change  I had no appointments or meetings. I looked forward to a day of “getting lots done”. What happened? I was unmotivated, distracted, got nothing of significance done. I procrastinated. … Continue reading

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Beware: The Relationship LIE that Destroys.

  Complacency slips unseen  into long-term relationships. You’ve been together for ages. You know your partner really well. You know what they are thinking, what they are feeling and what they will choose to eat at a restaurant. Yes, you … Continue reading

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Are you a nag?

Morning rush is not always the best time for communication, is it? Sometimes even the simplest sentences cause great irritation. There I was rushing around getting things organised for the day. My husband was going to have a hectic day … Continue reading

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Believing is Seeing

Many years ago I met an old man with a silver beard and a poncho. He told me: Believing is seeing! I didn’t believe him. Slowly, over the years, I began to understand … I know that when a person … Continue reading

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The Little Frog

My son had been fixing up the ponds and streams in our garden. As  he was tidying up, he noticed a frog hopping along our boundary wall. “Let me rescue this little frog”,  he thought, “before the dog catches it.” … Continue reading

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