Category Archives: Relationships

Strong and healthy relationships make our lives worth living.

Why defending yourself destroys your relationship…

Pam was feeling upset. She and Craig just had an argument. In fact, she was also feeling confused. She thought she was doing the right thing. He obviously didn’t. They’d been at a lunch with friends earlier. She was telling … 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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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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Lessons from a dog fight

The gate bell rang.I immediately panicked. “I hope that’s not a client I didn’t know about” I certainly wasn’t ready to see a client – dressed in gym clothes and no make-up. I answered. Nope. Thank goodness. Two lost dogs … Continue reading

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A colourless citizen

I am a Colourless Citizen born on 20/08/1963 A Guest Post by David Fincham I live in a Rainbow Nation. I go unnoticed. I am a Colourless Citizen. I was not born into a colourless World. I am not a … Continue reading

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How to Give Your Family Your Best

There is the best of you. There is the worst of you. There is a whole lot of you in between these two extremes. Who gets the best? Who gets the worst? Perhaps your work days are a little like … Continue reading

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How I Abused my “Why not?”

I have Balekane Mokoditoa to thank for the inspiration for this post. He gave a speech at Toastmasters the other night that truly inspired me. (One of the things I love about Toastmasters!) He told us that throughout his life … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Create Possibililty

Language opens or closes possibilities for how we engage in the world. The common wisdom we all know about is being correct if we say “I can’t” and also being correct if we say “I can”. Recently I worked with … Continue reading

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