Nov
09

Create new beginnings

I am working with a couple at present who have really taken to transforming the way they listen like ducks to water. Like many of the couples whom I work with they’ve got some significant topics to grok their way through – including less intimacy and sex than one or both would like, lack of […]

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Nov
04

Teach others how to treat you

I met a father recently who was fed up with how his family were relating to each other.  He wanted more kindness and connection and less anger.  He had had enough. At the time he came to see me his state of frustration was bubbling over in anger too and he knew giving back what […]

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Oct
22

Why some people are compassionate and others are not

Through various studies it is now widely thought that humans are wired to want to contribute and care for others.  Daniel Goleman, psychologist and acclaimed author of Emotional Intelligence and numerous other books shares in the video below his answer to the above question. Listen to Daniel (he’s entertaining as well as informative) AND I […]

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Sep
25

Got a north star?

Most mornings after I drop my daughter to her bus stop, I walk to a beach that has no road access.  Usually I am the only one there.  Truly!  5 minutes from my home in a built up area of Sydney, and yet there I am, the whole beach to myself, the ocean sparkling, sand […]

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Sep
07

Good conversations

My good friend Adriana Koulias, author and speaker wrote this note the other day. For me it captures the essence of connecting and creating friendship and love that is stronger and larger than blood relatedness.  And names a fundamental quality – goodwill. “To be awake and to try not to put another to sleep are […]

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Jun
06

What we do when we hurt…

I’ll bet you have hurt AND been in pain, upset.  Being a human being that’s highly likely. When we are hurt we need empathy – basic understanding free of conditions.  We have other needs, maybe to be heard, respect etc. and to grow and heal.  I believe those last two are hidden needs we are […]

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Mar
10

Connecting with your partner ~

I see how much we want our loved ones to be happy.  Yet we might often hear “You make me feel upset or guilty etc.”  Can anyone really make us feel a certain way?  Is the idea that you are responsible for the way I feel cheap jerseys – real or not?? My colleague in […]

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