self improvement

Growing Up in an Anxious Generation

Growing Up in an Anxious Generation

This blog aims to shed a light on the fact that it’s not age that decides when we are adults. It’s not financial independence or not needing to ask for any help. What decides when we’re adults, and my mum has said this countless times in her writing, is when we begin taking responsibility for our choices and start standing in ourselves.

Reflecting on 10 Years of Willingness and Courage

Reflecting on 10 Years of Willingness and Courage

“I realised that before going out to preach to the world, through my work and social activism, I needed to be the first to take my own advice. I needed to learn how to ‘walk my talk’ by becoming a loving, responsible human being myself, from the inside and out. “

The Power of Language: Was It A Lesson or a Mistake?

The Power of Language: Was It A Lesson or a Mistake?

Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) teaches us that a simple change of words can make the difference in how we speak to ourselves and others. This is because of the nature of the words, for example, ‘lessons’ or ‘experiences’ are far less judgemental than ‘mistakes’. The knowledge that the effect that language and empowering words has on boosting and transforming our reality is not exclusive to NLP practitioners or trainees.

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?

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? 

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.

I Am Worthy

I Am Worthy

There is no manual that teaches us how to become who we really are and how close or far from it we find ourselves today. There is no assessment to gauge how worthy we are either. Worthy of what? Of Love and Respect.

Why Am I Addicted to Toxic Relationships?

Why Am I Addicted to Toxic Relationships?

In our lives we come across and engage in various types of relationships: romantic, professional, familial, casual and many more. Relationships can be many things... but always fall under the categories of healthy or toxic. 

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. 

Do I Need a Life Coach?

Do I Need a Life Coach?

"People on the outside can see the inside of us much more clearly and objectively than we can ourselves. They can see what we, alone, cannot."

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. 

Vindictiveness: A Holiday Special

Vindictiveness: A Holiday Special

We can be true to ourselves and still do our best to act responsibly by choosing not to hurt others and ourselves by surrendering power to our vindictive side, which is a part of our humanness. We do this by nurturing and remaining faithful and connected to our light.

Authentic Forgiveness: A Process, An Attitude, A Choice

I believe that forgiveness is an exercise in compassion, as Joan Z.Borysenko says in her popular book ‘Guilt is the Teacher, Love is the Lesson’

And I believe that forgiveness it is not a quick-fix. It is a process. That forgiveness is an attitude, a state of mind. And finally that true forgiveness is a choice.

What Does 'Giving & Receiving' Mean In A Couple?

Observing my own marriage and listening to the stories of many in my profession, I came to realise that the major cause for marriages to breakdown is the lack of balance between ‘giving‘ and ‘ receiving’.

The Power of the Heart - Part 2

The Power of the Heart - Part 2

“What is it that causes our heart to close towards people who stimulate a part of us we are not ready to face?” 

The Power of the Heart: Part I

If, at any time in our lives, we open our hearts, we fall in love. If at any moment of our existence, the heart closes, our love crashes.

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