The circle of friends and family that you surround yourself with makes a significant difference in the quality of your life. For an introvert, this may look like a few good, solid friendships and, for an extrovert, the circle might be significantly larger.
The size of your relationship circle isn’t what’s important. What is important is that YOU are at the center of your circle – your relationship with yourself, a Higher Power and Nature. Continue reading
The older I get, the more deeply I appreciate that wonderful balance of having friends along with a ‘significant other’. Even though it can be a challenge at times due to home, work and family commitments, it’s vital to a sense of wholeness.
For me, I notice that female friends offer a level of connection that is so different from what I have with my life mate. Not better. Just different. That difference is what adds richness to my life. The sharing, support, like-mindedness, truth-telling, camaraderie (all that and more) supports me in staying in touch with myself and nourishes my soul. Continue reading
As an inner confidence coach, I often hear clients voice frustration about their feelings of insecurity. The inner critic is angry that they’re even feeling insecure – that they can’t get rid of that old feeling which follows them places where they don’t want it to go.
I understand. I, too, know about insecurity. And what I’ve learned through my years of working with many, many people in the education and counselling fields is that it is natural and human to feel insecure. Everyone does – at times and usually in certain areas. Some people are just better at hiding it, even from themselves. It can be easier to deny or blame rather than deeply look inside, feel the pain of insecurity and learn about dealing with it. Continue reading
When life gets chaotic and old behavioural patterns show up as a result, a dose of self-nourishment is particualrly essential. It is powerful to know what nourishes us so we can take responsibility for doing that on a daily basis. The powerful practice of self-nourishment helps us deal with the really stressful times at a responsive rather than a reactive level. Continue reading
As a naturally giving person, you likely really understand how good it feels to love. In fact, love and connection is likely one of your top values. Continue reading
I love to write. For me, time passes very, very quickly as I focus in on what I want to express. Other than a main topic, I don’t plan ahead of time what I will write. I just sit and wait, letting my thoughts unfold. When I take the time to do what I love, like writing, I find that I connect with myself. I get in touch with my creative, intuitive side which is grounding for me. Continue reading