Learning to Communicate .Part Two

Don’t make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. Miguel Angel Ruiz It is all too easy to become a mind reader. ToContinue reading “Learning to Communicate .Part Two”

Learning to communicate. Part One.

To effectively communicate, we must realise that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others. Tony Robbins. Some people like to paint a big picture when they talk about their plans and dreams. They know where it is that theyContinue reading “Learning to communicate. Part One.”

Creating a nice space.

It will soon be spring. When I was younger the thought of spring and a massive house cleaning session went together. My grandmother, with whom I lived, always insisted every year that the house get a good spring clean. Being young and having decidedly more interesting things to do with my time than clean thisContinue reading “Creating a nice space.”

How to live forever.

How to live forever Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It is the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it. Trey Parker. My Aunt died this week after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. It is not her death that we shall remember though it is the full and wonderful lifeContinue reading “How to live forever.”

You should Just do it.

How often do we intend to change things then get frustrated by lack of speed at getting desired results and give up? For many of us the answer is all too often. I find coming in to the New Year I can be full of good intention and as the days are often dark, coldContinue reading “You should Just do it.”

A New Year a Fresh Start

Well Christmas has come and gone in a flash and we are now it seems hurtling towards the New Year before everything returns to normal. In Scotland the New Year has always been a good excuse for a big celebration. When I was younger in our house there was always a party to which neighbour’sContinue reading “A New Year a Fresh Start”

Its not always personal

Since others have to tolerate my weaknesses, it is only fair that I should tolerate theirs. William Allen White I wish I had read this quote when I was assisting on a course in Glasgow a few years ago. The course was being held in a Glasgow hotel. Every day when I went in theContinue reading “Its not always personal”

Festive season choices.

Today is the first of December and for many, particularly the young and young at heart, there is now a happy dash towards Christmas and love for the Festive season, but for many others it can be a time of worry, sadness and stress. I am always busier towards Christmas as people who feel outsideContinue reading “Festive season choices.”

Anger and simple steps to get rid of it.

Anger is a killing thing: It kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before-it takes something from him. Louis L’Amour I remember listening to a punk rock song years ago and the singer screamed out that anger is energy and I thought I understood and related toContinue reading “Anger and simple steps to get rid of it.”

We are not all Doomed

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. Charles Spurgeon. I find that nowadays it is easy for a normally rational person to become anxious and irrational in minutes just by watching the news, reading an article or even simply reading the possible side effects of bog standardContinue reading “We are not all Doomed”