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What you can be…you must be!

I adapted this quote from Dr. Abraham Maslow who famously wrote: What a man can be, he must be. Dr. Maslow created Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs with food and shelter at the bottom of the human needs pyramid and at…

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Once more but with compassion!

A short article about learning to have self compassion when we keep falling down and realising that it is all part of learning and growth.

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Certainty vs Trust

It would seem to me that we human beings have some dichotomies (opposites) that we really struggle with. Some examples are pain vs pleasure, love vs hate, joy vs sadness. However, there is one that is less obvious and which…

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Lesson 3: You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink!

“I’m really worried about my friend Amy, I think she is getting more and more depressed and doesn’t seem to realise what’s going on.”, said Gwen. Her school counsellor, Mrs. Wright looked at her with some concern and asked, “What…

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Lesson 1: Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk

A class of teenagers are all waiting patiently early one Monday morning for their biology teacher to arrive for the morning’s lesson to see him walk in wearing his customary lab coat with a glass bottle of milk. He walks…

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Does positive thinking really work?

There is indeed, a power in positive “rational” thinking that when utilized to its fullest potential can transform your life from anxiety, low self-esteem, and unhappiness into strength, confidence, and joy. I have seen time and again how faulty thinking…

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