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!
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
How do we think? Who ever taught us this at school? Not what we think, but how we actually do it. Well, according to Neurolinguistics, there are three main ways people process, transmit and store information.
As a subscriber to The Executive Book Summaries, I received two book summaries a month from the USA. One of the best I have read recently is from a book called 'Getting to Resolution' by Stewart Levine. Read more
If you haven't read "Illusions" by Richard Bach, then race out today and buy it! It is a fantastic little handbook on life and contains some great quotes.
The one that caught my eye was "There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in it’s hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts". Now, some people may see that as new age mumbo jumbo, and even if you do, it's still a useful alternative way of thinking about problems. Read more
We've heard that words are easy a million times - yet we fall for the same old lines in relationships again and again! We allow people to say all the right things and do all the wrong things - or we don't notice they are saying one thing and doing another. Or we do it to others.
Do you remember the movie "Life of Brian"? I loved the main song 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life' and often use it as the theme for my presentations and seminars. Well, it's now scientifically proven that the statement is true!
Years ago I attended a lecture by Professor Martin Seligman, the man who wrote "What you can change and what you can't". An eminent psychologist, and known as the father of positive psychology, he has spent decades researching humans and how we function with a particular interest in depression, optimism and pessimism. Read more