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July 26, 2012

Your “Inner Critic”

The inner critic is the negative voice or chatter that goes on inside our heads. We all talk to ourselves, it’s totally normal and everyone experiences it. The inner critic is the all the negative self-talk, reminding you of your mistakes, weaknesses and failures. It is a confidence killer! The inner critic usually doesn’t remind you of how well you’re doing or of what your strengths are. And regardless of how ridiculous the negative statements […]
July 22, 2012

My Trip To Montreal

I recently went on holidays to Montreal. It’s such a cool city because it feels very much like Europe but is a modern, diverse city (with almost all people there speaking English), with amazing shopping and fantastic restaurants. My friend and I had the BEST oysters EVER at Cavalli, and really unique seafood entrees at La Bremner. There’s so many fun things to do, one of my favourites was The Piknic Electronik, Montreal’s weekly Sunday […]
June 16, 2012

Authentic Self–Are you acting, or living your life authentically?

Who are you? When my clients come to me they can not answer that question. Who the world has told you to be? And have you been listening? Are you living a life that is more in alignment with your “authentic self” (who you were created to be) or your “artificial self” (who the world has told you to be)? As children we became actors. And for many people they keep on acting throughout their […]
May 31, 2012

Why women don’t speak up at work

A great news story on The Today Show featuring Ivanka Trump of the Trump Organization, discussing why women are particularly susceptible to clamming up in group settings. New research is shedding light on how men and women operate in the workplace. A lot of women say they often feel afraid or tongue-tied when it comes time to speak up in a meeting or a group setting. It turns out there may be a biological reason. […]
May 28, 2012

Be Direct!

Unassertive people will beat around the bush, talk in circles, and hint about how they feel, instead of being direct and getting to their point of the conversation.   There is a common misconception that we have to give long-winded reasons and excuses for why we want or do not want something. We don’t –in fact, the more you talk, the worse it is!     These are some false beliefs about being direct, which […]