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The Need for Love

Posted by on Nov 9, 2011 in Children, Dating, Divorce, Family, Learning Disabilities, Love, Marriage, Men, Parenting, Passion, Relationships, Self Love, Time Management, Women |

The Need for Love

The Need of Love in difficult situations. How does this work? Love should never have to be a choice. But when it comes to difficult situations like the choice between you, your husband or your children what happens then? Well they cannot take care of themselves, they are apart of you and it’s your job to look after them, you have a duty of care of them because they are not adults, you are the one to make empowered decisions and choices on their behalf. What happens when they grow up? How would that leave your relationship with partner? It is true that your relationship with your children is totally different to the relationship that you have with your partner. That is...

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Are You A Bouncing Ball? … Checking In On You!

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in All Categories, Anxiety, Children, Coaching, Family, Friendship, Goal Setting, Habits, Health, Life Purpose, Life Stages, Lifestyle, Love, Marriage, Mindset, Parenting, Passionate Living, Personal Development, Relationships, Relaxation, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Strategic Intervention, Wellness |

I have had several people recently tell me in their own unique ways that they felt something like a bouncing ball in life. Trying to juggle work, school, health and family responsibilities can be overwhelming, leaving someone to feel out of balance, disconnected and unfocused. Many of us can get caught up in busy and active lives. We start treading water and just surviving rather than making purposeful choices and actions with ourselves and others. This can be slippery slope in any relationship. I think it’s important to take a quick assessment every few months – check in on your priorities and values and what’s important to you right now. Have you...

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Does your child have good marks at school?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2011 in Children, Learning, Learning Disabilities, Parenting, Self Esteem |

Does your child have good marks at school?

A friend of mine was telling me about her son the other day. He had this science test at school and she felt that he was not preparing for it as he should be. He took his test and had pretty decent marks. He received 17,5 on a twenty marks test. Plus, for that school’s standards, this wasn’t that easy to achieve. When he announced his results to his mum, she told him in a friendly and joking way: “Well, if you got that result without learning anything, just imagine what you could have had, had you worked a little bit harder!” When she told me that story, I asked myself if we can ever be satisfied by our children’s marks, even when they are good marks. Why is...

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5 Tips for Listening and Talking to your Teenager/Child (or anyone!)

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in Children, Family, Parenting, Relationships, Teenagers |

5 Tips for Listening and Talking to your Teenager/Child (or anyone!) 1.    Be Present -Be in the moment and not distracted when talking to him/her. Put down the cell phone, don’t text or answer the phone.   2.    Acknowledge and appreciate their emotional reality! -Try to find out where their reality is before you do anything else.   3.    Ask good questions -Help your child/teen understand their situation better – Most people ask questions to help them understand the situation better. A skilled question helps your child understand their situation better so they can figure out how they really feel and think about their...

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Three Main Ways We Think and Spelling!

Posted by on Jun 11, 2011 in Children, Learning, Learning Disabilities, Parenting, Passion, Passionate Living, Personal Development, Teenagers |

Three Main Ways We Think and Spelling!

 First, let me say thanks for stopping by! I would like to take a few moments to talk about the three main ways we think and how that could affect whether or not you are a good speller. This could possibly be useful if you still have children in school. It was news to me! The 3 ways we think are: Visually Audibly With our Feelings Most, if not all good spellers see the words visually. I’m a visual person and that’s exactly how I see words in order to spell them. If it’s a word I am really unfamiliar with as a last resort, I may try to sound it out. But, I always start out visually. So I checked this out with everyone in my family. All are good...

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