self-awareness

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.

Defining Spirituality & Rebranding God

Defining Spirituality & Rebranding God

was very disconnected from anything I could not prove or touch for many years. Mystery was not my thing. This probably came from the model I’d absorbed growing up: that I had to manage everything by myself, I had to make it all happen on my own and most importantly, that I could not trust anyone or anything besides myself.

The Connection Between Unconditional Love and Self-Confidence

The Connection Between Unconditional Love and Self-Confidence

I’ve worked with several clients on confidence (or lack thereof). After many years of learning what the real meaning of confidence is, I recognise myself as an expert in this specific aspect.

Confidence is not as simple as it seems. There are many complexities and a spectrum of meanings within the definition of confidence. It involves attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that often aren’t innate gifts and need to be nurtured, practiced and/or acquired.

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.

Divorce, an Act of Authenticity or Escapism?

Divorce, an Act of Authenticity or Escapism?

There was a time when married couples would stay together for life. Despite a lack of happiness in the relationship, often rooted in unhealthy co-dependency between two partners, marriage wasn’t easily dissolved. People would choose to stay ‘glued’ together in the name of a commitment they made many years before. Often because it was financially more comfortable. Other times because they lacked the courage to take a leap of faith and enter the unknown. And more times than not, because they were used to conforming to the expectations of a hypocritical society.

ANGER: The Misunderstood Emotion

ANGER: The Misunderstood Emotion

“One of these dimensions in particular, is one that we tend to forget or prefer not to deal with. Looking into it might lead us to recognise something about ourselves that we might have preferred not to see, so we don’t look into it. I’m talking about the emotional dimension, which refers to our feelings, empathy, moods and creativity.”

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?


The Stages of Love

The Stages of Love

What happens when we move passed the ‘honeymoon phase’ of a relationship, often during the first year of living together. 

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. “

How Birth Order Impacts Our Children

How Birth Order Impacts Our Children

Parents will often come and tell me that they feel as though they’d raised their second child the same as the first, but then ask, “so why are they so different from one another?”.

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.

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?

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.

How to Fix Broken Trust in a Relationship

How to Fix Broken Trust in a Relationship

TRUST: the bedrock of any relationship

Trust is the cornerstone of a healthy and deeply satisfying relationship. In a trusting relationship, partners, friends or colleagues are honest with each other. 

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.

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