Category Archives: Happiness

Good from Bad

Thabo, a friend of mine, shares this story: Years ago, I landed an awesome job working as a contractor for a well-known IT company here in Johannesburg. I was going to earn a lot more money and my life was … Continue reading

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The importance of oiling the garden bench

My garden bench was almost white from sun and water damage. “Lets oil the wood.” I decided and 10 minutes later …. “Ah that looks better.” 5 minutes later I looked out and it was white again,  as if I … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Build Resiliance

There are people in your life who survive hardship after hardship and come up smiling every time. You probably also know some people who seem unable to move on from difficult times. A family who are dear to my heart … Continue reading

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How to Turn Worrying into a Valuable Tool

I was an expert at worrying. Many of my clients are experts at worrying too. Which means that I really had to work on my worrying issue… Martha Beck gave me some useful insights. She describes the difference between dirty … 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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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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The Big “F” Word

Have you ever been tempted to blame your past for your current status? Its such an easy trap to fall into. Yet, it dis-empowers. One way to get around this is to look to others who have managed to overcome … Continue reading

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A Formula for Letting Go

Emotional pain arises from holding onto past issues. Letting go bring peace and contentment. How do you do that? Follow the 5 step formula below. Know this before you begin: you have to go through the process. You have to do … Continue reading

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Don’t Say No To Yourself Before They Do

 “Should I ask?” I wondered. One thing I know, for sure, is that my father loves ice-cream. He had been through a horrendous time of surgery and recovery so when his meal was delivered I wanted to get him some … Continue reading

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You’ve got it all wrong.

The rewards of setting and achieving goals are not what you think. When I made a decision to study Applied Life Coaching in 2004, my goal (obviously!) was to pass. I would day dream about doing really well (I did) … Continue reading

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