Learning to like ourselves

How many of us actually like ourselves and if we don’t like ourselves, how can we be honest with ourselves? Unless we learn to like ourselves, like the skin we’re in, we will never be honest with ourselves. The more we like ourselves, the more honest with ourselves we will be, the more open and honest with others we will be. That’s how it usually works.

We need to go back to basics, back to the beginning where it all started, how we got to this place; through our childhood, what makes us tick, what makes us, us because in reality all of those things …

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27 Feb, 2016

Criticisms

Criticisms are an expression of disapproval of someone or something, based on perceived faults or mistakes. It’s condemnation, finding fault that gives us a bad press.

Criticism is something we hate, something we don’t seem to tolerate well, but when the criticism comes from family, we see it as a slur on our squeaky clean characters and therefore tolerate …

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25 Feb, 2016

The right tone

I’m not sure how many of us are consciously aware of our responses when we talk or communicate with other people, but perhaps this is something we could all improve on. How we respond, or speak to other people is the most important thing we will ever do.

There are some of us who constantly get it wrong. When we come to engage in emotionally defensive behaviour that is destructive, other people may feel threatened and that’s never appropriate …

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22 Feb, 2016