30 Questions to Investigate Your Child’s Beliefs

How many times have you looked into your child’s eyes and said “I love you”? How many times have you watched your child disappear behind those big school doors and thought to yourself, ‘I hope they will survive the challenges that life has in store for them.’? How many times have you cuddled your child to sleep, hoping he or she will have a happy and purposeful life lived to their full potential? I am convinced the answer is an infinite amount of times! But, what gives us permission to make those choices that allow us to live life passionately […]

How to Turn a Bad Day Around – 5 Simple Ways!

An early morning argument, a trashy comment from a colleague, an unexpected phone call from work, a cancelled flight or heavy traffic! These are just a few things that can trigger a bad day and leave us feeling distressed. I used to wake up with my heart thumbing and my mind racing about things that had happened the previous day. Working on myself, I consciously devised 5 ways to transform the bad into good based on this fundamental principle; Unhappy or happy, stressed or calm, envious or supportive, disappointed or motivated, I choose which emotion to experience. This is how. […]

The Yes Behind The No

Being rejected can come as a pain, But know that there is a gain. It can feel like such a great blow, When you have been told NO. Why this is so you may have asked, The reason you are denied has been masked. Behind lies the truth which you will soon see, The Universe is out to set you free. Something better your way comes, Dancing to the rhythm of the drums. Your time will come, just you wait, When your dreams shall be knocking at your gate. So prepare yourself and do not cease, On its way is […]

Top 3 Ways to Survive When in Double Trouble

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them. ~ Henry Ford Imagine shipwrecked in the middle of the deep blue sea. It is freezing and you are in shock. An old wooden plank is all your life is hanging on to. The waters are infested with bloodthirsty sharks circling your helpless body, waiting for the right moment to strike. That is how I felt when we were forced to close down our business and left bankrupt. The sharks had taken all they could get their hands on and most sadly, we lost […]

10 Ways to Teach Your Child to Fail Successfully

Let’s be honest. How many of you see the “amazing performance” of your child as a sign of “good parenting”? I suspect most of us do. Unfortunately, that is where the danger lies, because the “F” word is seen as “bad parenting”. F as in FAILURE. When our children go to school without finished homework or they have so many mistakes in their English assignment. When they give in a project which is falling apart, get a D for their spelling test or simply have accidents like falling of their bikes. We are seen as “bad parents”, so we do […]