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Amanda Gore
For as long as I can remember I have been talking! A lifelong friend of mine used to call me motor mouth when I was in my teens! Little did he know it was prophetic! LOL I studied physiotherapy and psychology after school and practiced for a few years, then taught at University before... Read more

If you consider a line with fear on one end, at the opposite end is understanding. I have discussed some ways you can understand yourself in the previous blogs – this one is about understanding others!  Read more

A friend of mine Jana Stanfield has a beautiful voice. One of my favorite songs is "What Would I Do Today if I Were Brave". Listening to the song again made me think about a very useful exercise! Read more

Understanding Others: Part 4

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Ok so this appears to have nothing to do with fear but I have just finished watching it about five times and laughed my head off! If you want to loosen up and clear out your baggage – which a good laugh always does – then watch this any time you feel overwhelmed by fear!! Or if you just feel glum! Read more

Understanding Others: Part 3

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How to ask the questions

Once someone has stopped speaking, and you have looked down, nodded, counted to ten and reflected on what words you heard, then you can ask questions to make sure what you think you heard was what the other person meant to convey! Read more

Understanding Others: Part 2

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Once you have mastered the art of being present (as mentioned in part 1) – mentally AND physically – when someone is talking to you, you will be a much better listener and everyone around you will feel safer, more secure, and understood. Read more

I mentioned in my last two blogs the powerful realization I had about fear!  I believe it is critical for both a successful work and home life – and a life of joy! Read more

From Fearful to Flourishing

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I woke up with a blinding flash of the obvious last week! That the opposite of fear is…wait for it…UNDERSTANDING! Read more



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