Category Archives: Love & Relationships

5 Easy Ways to Brighten Up Your Day!

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One of the biggest lies we’re told (and it’s constantly reinforced in adverts, movies, magazines etc) is that we SHOULD be happy. Yes, there are horrible atrocities going on all over the world right now, people starving. And we’re so … Continue reading

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15 of the Best Compliments to Make Everyone Feel Great (Including You!)

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I’ll start with one of my favourite jokes: A man walks into a bar and orders a beer. He’s sat there drinking when he hears someone say, “Nice tie!” But the bar is empty except for himself and the bartender … Continue reading

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Who Do YOU Need to Appreciate in Your Life?

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A few years ago, I was on a 5 hour drive with my husband. He had fallen asleep (so obviously I was driving!) and I had slipped into this cool ‘zone’ of being totally in the present moment. I felt … Continue reading

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Sexism: Time to stop laughing it off – it’s not funny!

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I have taken a stand on sexism as long as I can remember.  When I was 7 years old, I challenged a classmate to say that girls were better than boys (he had been saying boys were better than girls … Continue reading

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ACTIVE Listening – Guaranteed to Boost Your Relationships, Business AND Make You Popular!

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Barbara Nixon said, “Listening is a hug you give with your mind.” Because it feels wonderful to be deeply heard. And yet active listening is not a skill we get taught. As a culture we value action – so we’re … Continue reading

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4 Tips For The Holidays: How to Deal Beautifully With Our Families

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With the holidays nearly upon us it’s time for many of us to spend a few days in close proximity to our nearest and dearest. It might be something you look forward to or perhaps it feels more like torture. … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Handle Spiteful, Judgemental or Mean Comments Online

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month. So in this article we’re looking at something that’s a bit of an internet phenomenon – what to do when people write spiteful, judgemental or mean comments online. People say things online they would never … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Blocks to Connection with Others | By Guest Author Julia Menard

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In my work with conflict, both personally and professionally as a mediator and conflict coach, I would say what touches my heart the most is the way so many of us want a deeper connection with others, but can’t seem … Continue reading

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Get (Back) into Meditation – Read True Love by Thich Nhat Hanh

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Actually I’m currently RE-reading this awesome little book. Why? Well, recently I got super-busy. So of course, I stopped meditating in the mornings. It’s funny how we stop meditating/exercising/eating well/going to bed early/[insert what you do here] – when we … Continue reading

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Thrift Store Shopping – Why I LOVE it and 15 Tips to Help You Find Bargains AND Have Fun!

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Did you know it’s Thrift Store Shopping Day (or Charity Shop Day) on August 17th? My love affair with Thrift Store Shopping started when I was 14 and I couldn’t afford to buy the clothes I wanted. It was the … Continue reading

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