personal wellbeing

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.

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.

The Upsides of Ageing They Don't Want You to Know

The Upsides of Ageing They Don't Want You to Know

Our desire to deny our real age as we grow older is not a new phenomenon, but why is it such an ingrained reaction?


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? 

I Could Be Happy But...

I Could Be Happy But...

How many of you can relate to this belief system that we mustn’t be happy unless it’s because we’re making someone else happy?

Wellbeing & Happiness: Journey Down the Road Less Travelled

Wellbeing & Happiness: Journey Down the Road Less Travelled

Happiness is being aware of our own gifts. To do so requires us to build awareness around our strengths and flaws, our light and our shadow. And once we've developed that kind of awareness, happiness is about making use of and sharing what we have discovered and built for ourselves with others so that they may learn and build happiness for themselves.

Pieces Lost, Faith Found

Pieces Lost, Faith Found

Wellbeing and Self-Awareness are my keywords for this year. As the blogs unfold, I want to uncover various aspects of wellbeing and self-awareness, as well as visit the tools we can use to get to know ourselves more and nurture the art of living well.

Self-Awareness: A Lifetime Adventure

Self-Awareness: A Lifetime Adventure

A Journey, Not a Quick Fix: Developing Self-Awareness is not a straightforward journey, rather one filled with wrong turns, kinked and forever veering in unknown directions. It's a journey for a life time and of a life time, a magical adventure to be enjoyed with mature eyes and child-like curiosity. 

Visions of a 25 Year Journey

Visions of a 25 Year Journey

When Stella was born, I promised never to be the kind of mother my own had been with me. I wanted to break the chain. How many of us want the same for ourselves and our children? To be and do better than our parents did? After only one year, I found myself straying from my promise. 

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