self esteem

My value is not defined by the money in my bank

It is probably clear – now more than ever to many people – that money and wealth are a fluid state of affairs. This is the case for every individual, every company, every institution and every government.  As Dr.Wayne Dyer…

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Are your roots keeping you down?

A tree will only grow as tall as the health of it’s roots will allow. A human being will only grow as tall as the health of his or her self-beliefs. My clients come to counselling with a wide variety…

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You are not alone

This can be a very difficult time of year for millions of people. I, for one, don’t listen to the radio or watch much TV. This is because I don’t like being advertised to if I can help it. I…

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The most important person you may have to learn to forgive is YOURSELF!

I believe this is one of the hardest keys to unlocking healing of the self. It sits right alongside a new understanding in psychology of the importance of self compassion. We seem to find it easier in our hearts to…

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Where I am doesn’t have to change in order for my emotional journey to begin…

Many of my clients find themselves “stuck” in a place that they don’t want to be in life. That “place” could be a mental or emotional place (like anxiety or depression) or an actual place – like a job they…

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Your Ego is not your Friend

I was out for my morning run yesterday and experienced something which brought this whole issue of the ego front and center for me and so I thought I would share it with you. I had already run about 7…

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“Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it” – Mark Twain

It may not at first glance seem to be all that important to your mental and spiritual well-being but as Darren Hayes so aptly says in the famous Savage Garden song “I believe that forgiveness is the key to your…

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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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Failure cannot cope with persistence.

Commitment to any given activity is a must for the successful person. You should give yourself 100 percent towards any particular task or activity you are engaged in. Whether it’s work, a hobby, or being with friends. You must concentrate…

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