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The Courage to be Ourselves

Our biggest challenge in life, if we choose to accept it, is learning how to be ourselves. We become so used to living in a way that conforms with societies expectations that we lose sight of who we truly are. We get buried under the avalanche of “shoulds’...

I have the right…

I have a right to ask for what I want or need – others have the right to say no I have a right to say no when others ask me to do something for them – they have a right to ask I have a right to put myself first sometimes I have a right to express my own...

Do I have the Courage to be Myself?

This is the question that has been on my mind since I saw this poem on the wall at the Lower Hutt Women’s Centre  –  do you have the courage?      “The Courage to Be Myself” I have the courage to . . .  Embrace my strengths— Get excited about...

Taking responsibility in communication

Communication is often a challenge in families and mine is no exception. My children don’t like me asking them lots of questions and can complain that I am not listening. Now sometimes it is true that I haven’t listened (I am human after all) but sometimes...

Respect

The topic of respect has come up for a few of my clients this week so it seems an appropriate subject to explore. Here are some thoughts on the matter… I have often heard the saying that respect has to be earned – we have to do something to deserve to be...

Learning how to Trust

The topic of trust has been coming up for me over the last few weeks, both personally and with clients… What does it mean to trust someone? What does it mean to be trusted? How can we learn to trust others more? How can we show others that we can be trusted? I...

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