personal journey

Is Narcissism the Same as Egocentrism?

Is Narcissism the Same as Egocentrism?

While the concept of narcissism dates back thousands of years, narcissistic personality disorder only became recognised as a mental illness within the last 2 decades. But how did narcissism come to be?

How to Overcome Your Fear of Rejection with Authentic & Lasting Confidence

How to Overcome Your Fear of Rejection with Authentic & Lasting Confidence

Working as a communication skills trainer in Asia and Europe for the last 20 years, brought me into contact with many people who shared a common ‘worst fear’: public speaking. “Why public speaking?” I would enquire. The answer is always a fear of rejection. “Rejected for what?” I’d probe. The answers I’d hear were often a resounding fear of not being good enough, others’ judgement or for not delivering what the audience expects of them.

How a Vision Board Can Boost Your Confidence in 2019

How a Vision Board Can Boost Your Confidence in 2019

We often hear about and come across the term vision boards and visualising. We might know the benefits of using tools as such and we might not. But often we aren’t aware of the correlation between vision boarding and confidence. Even more so than a vision board, an inventory. Taking inventory of the past year is a useful tool. How do these tools come to play with confidence? Well, they help you to practice observing your actions and perhaps inactions and in so doing, practice becoming more confident in yourself.

Life Is Not a Battle

Life Is Not a Battle

Scott Peck opened his bestseller, The Road Less Travelled, stating that “Life is Difficult”. Buddhism tells us that “Life is Suffering”. Christianity teaches us that “Life is Sacrifice”. Have we been misled?

Ego-Driven vs. God-Driven Purpose

Ego-Driven vs. God-Driven Purpose

The search for the purpose of life has puzzled us for thousands of years. That’s because we typically begin at the wrong place - with ourselves.

Types of Damaging Fathers and How They Influence Who We Are

Types of Damaging Fathers and How They Influence Who We Are

Types of unavailable fathers and how the father figure impacts who we become and the choices we make.

Parenting Skills I: Becoming a 'Different' Parent

Parenting Skills I: Becoming a 'Different' Parent

To become parents, or ‘different’ parents, we don’t actually need to do much, but we are required to be. When the focus shifts to being rather than doing, you automatically become a more authentic role model for your own children.

How Boundaries (or lack thereof) Directly Affect Your Health

How Boundaries (or lack thereof) Directly Affect Your Health

“It wasn’t until I started becoming aware of some of my repetitive sabotaging behaviours that my health and wellbeing started becoming less of a burden. This was the beginning of my deeper understanding of the link between mind and body.”

The Difference Between Counselling & Coaching

The Difference Between Counselling & Coaching

How do you know whether Coaching or Counselling is better suited for you? What are the myths surrounding the two that you need to know about?

Authentic Love vs. Inauthentic Love

Authentic Love vs. Inauthentic Love

98% of the Earth’s population is not self-actualised, according to Abraham Maslow. They therefore, act out from a space of unconditional or ‘inauthentic love’ for themselves and others. I believe that, no matter how much self-empowerment work I put myself through, becoming a self-actualised or authentic human being is a never ending process.

Wholeness: The Search for our Lost Self

Wholeness: The Search for our Lost Self

Nowadays, we use words such as wholeness and holistic very often. You hear about holistic coaching, holistic counselling, holistic medicine… but what does holistic actually mean? And what does it mean to become whole? 

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