Whenever I tell people that I send out articles to those on my mailing list at least once a week, they are fascinated by it. The next question they ask is:
They: Do you write the content yourself?
They: How do you find the time?
Me: I make time
They: Wow. I have difficulty writing content and don't have the time for it.
Me: I do what do because I gotta do what I gotta do
So why do I write these articles week after week? As a therapist, not only do I serve my paying clients, I...
You may have read articles or books that tell you to remove yourself from people who have made it a habit of letting you down. Yes, we all know this in our heads and hearts. But the reality is, there are some circumstances in life, where you may be torn as to whether you should remove yourself or the other person from your life. For example, it can be a business partner, a colleague, a parent, a sibling, a spouse, or an ex whom you share children with.
What can you do in these circumstances?...
The challenges of communication go deeper than just being an effective communicator.
Everyone comes with their own load of stuff:
We have the Ghost Whisperer, Dog Whisperer, Cat Whisperer, and Horse Whisperer, but have we thought about being the Mother of all whisperers? The Human Whisperer? I know this sounds funny but it is the most basic life skill set we all must strive to possess. And we think that as humans, we know how to do this.
The number ONE challenge that almost all of my clients have is to be able to communicate effectively. Whether it is with their family, loved ones, colleagues, clients or subordinates,...
We all feel emotions, and we all experience energy. But we cannot see them. They are invisible to us except when we express them through our bodies, we express them through our facial expressions, our demeanour, and our whole being.
We feel emotions in our hearts, we say, yet we know it is not our physical heart. We say we feel butterflies in our tummy, yet we know they are not coming from our physical stomach. We sometimes feel a lump in our throats when our emotions well up and we choke,...
Don't we all wish to have more energy, more life and more good experiences? But as we get older, we may find that we seem to be experiencing less and less energy. But it really doesn't have to be so.
I am always asked this question, how do you manage to keep up and have so much energy -- doing so much, and doing what you do? Let me share my little secret with you,
I have lived by this simple formula for decades now. This magic formula has helped me to have more energy, handle many things...
My teenage daughter for a period of time kept saying I KNOW, whenever I told her something. Or if I saw that she was out of line I would say something and she says in an agitated tone, "I KNOW", followed by "I'm sorry", just to cut me off.
I responded immediately: It is not enough to say sorry, you say sorry all the time but you still do not do the right thing. If you are really sorry then do the right thing. Plus saying I KNOW only makes you foolish because you will cut people...
I love this funny yet wise quote:
Monkeys are superior to men in this - When a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey. ~ Malcolm de Chazal.
Interpret it in whatever way we want. But we can't deny that this quote is saying that a monkey only sees a monkey in the mirror but if we give a man/woman a mirror, he/she would see more than a man/woman.
We have judgments, pre-conceived ideas, interpretations of what if/what is supposed to be and so on. We make things complicated for ourselves...
What if there are people we do not like whom we meet daily, they could be our bosses or people we work with. So here's something to ponder upon if we do not like a person, someone we consider an acquaintance or a work colleague, it just means that we have taken the connection we have a little too personally!
Think about it, if we were there to work, and if we take things too personally and allow our emotions to get in the way, we have allowed our emotions to make decisions for us....
I often hear people say that it is good that people receive the help they need, and it doesn't matter what the purpose of the giver was, as long as the receiver got what they needed.
I don't know if I agree with that.
I feel that for people on the path of personal development and growth, it is essential to have self-awareness and to understand one's motives for whatever we are doing as knowing our purpose plays a significant role in our growth as well. It helps us to understand...