The boy who inspired my anti-bullying coaching program for children turned 18 today! He was 9 years old at the time, and I can still see him sitting in the chair in my office doing the exercises as though it were yesterday. This young man, for despite my memory of him, that is what he […]
Does your relationship need a power boost? Do you long for the sense of connection that you used to have? Despite knowing you love each other, does it sometimes feel like you are missing each other emotionally? Do you both feel heard when you communicate, do you feel ‘gotten’?
When I was a teenager one of my younger sister’s favourite shows was the animated “Dinosaurs”. In particular she loved the baby dinosaur who would cry out “NOT THE MOMMA, NOT THE MOMMA” whenever anyone else tried to attend to him. “NOT THE MOMMA” became a catch phrase in our house for a while. I’d […]
For those of you unfamiliar with the #sausagemovement or #sausagerap, I will give you a quick overview. Simply put a group of young people (between the ages of 14 and 16) get together, one starts a beat and begins a rap like this; Err’body say “Sausage” KEEP IT GOING Eggs, bacon, grits, SAUSAGE!
Over the course of my life I have inhabited many positions but one role. The role that I refer to is less related to the jobs I have done (which are many and varied) but rather the role I have held in relation to others. For the entirety of my life, even my formative years, […]
I trained as a lawyer, worked as an accountant, held roles in senior management, ran businesses and lectured at a university. Six years ago, I became an executive and life coach. All the positions I’ve held carried responsibility. My competence (or incompetence) in the role had the potential to impact many people’s lives, finances and […]
A well written book with a down-to-earth flavour that uses humour to diffuse what can be an emotionally loaded conversation. Great balance between meeting the Tween and addressing their concerns and needs and acknowledging possible unrealistic expectations or solutions. A book that is best read by step-parents and Tweens in a blended family as the […]
Many years ago I went away on an adventure weekend with a group of my sister’s friends. In the group was a pair of identical twins. Whilst they looked identical, they were as different in temperament, passions and desires as any two strangers could be. One was tomboyish and determined to be a pilot, the […]