Monthly Archives: April 2016

Name 5 people who have impacted your life…..

I witnessed a profound personal interaction the other day, and I would like to share it with you now. (Names and minor details have been changed to protect those involved)

I was sitting at a local Cafe in a small village, enjoying the wonderful aroma and taste of my morning coffee, when I overheard a conversation at the next table.

A beautiful young woman (Susie) had approached the middle aged couple who sat at the next table, and she was telling the gentleman who she was and how she knew him.

It became apparent as the conversation unfolded, that the gentleman had been the tennis partner in a local competition over 10 years ago, of Susie’s younger sister (Jenny).  At that time Jenny was approximately 16 years old.  This was a small community and the tennis competition was a gathering place for young and old.

The middle aged gentlemen said that he remembered Jenny as they had played Doubles together for a few seasons.  Susie was sharing, how well Jenny was now doing with her life, and how the gentleman was instrumental in that success.  Apparently Jenny was troubled at 16, to such a degree that she had started acts of ‘self harm’ by cutting herself.  But the gentle acceptance, patience and inclusion demonstrated by her tennis partner had led Jenny to accept, be patient and inclusive of herself.

The middle aged gentleman had no idea how troubled Jenny had been, nor how he impacted her life.  Susie thanked him and walked away, as tears filled the gentlemans eyes.

This encounter reminded me of a great book – The Five_People_You_Meet_in_Heaven, by Mitch Albom.

It is a great read, that starts you thinking who has impacted your life.

AND, that you never know who may be affected by your attitude and behaviour….nor how profound that affect may be.

Peace and harmony to all


Sydney rock fishing - getting ready

Sydney rock fishing – getting ready

So true – very insightful

Sometimes you are unsatisfied with your life, while people in this world are dreaming of living your life…

A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead & dreams of flying.  But, a pilot on the plane sees the farmhouse & dreams of returning home.

That’s life! Enjoy yours …. if wealth is the secret to happiness, then the rich should be dancing on the streets.  But only poor kids do that.

If power ensures security, then officials should walk unguarded.  But those who live simply, sleep soundly.

If beauty & fame bring ideal relationships, then celebrities should have the best marriages.

Live simply, walk humbly & love genuinely… All good will come back to you…

Author unknown

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I was asked the other day, ‘how to get my book published’?  I have done a little research and offer the links here for you now to investigate publishing your own book – for free or minimal cost.

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Please let me know when you publish your first book. I will buy a copy ????

Exercise to help stop anxiety and panic attacks


Someone telling you to stop worrying doesn’t help, when anxiety or panic visits.

I have added a simple Mindfulness exercise, which you can practise daily.  It only takes 5 minutes and will help train your thoughts away from the destructive anxious, stressful, worrying thoughts.

If you are in the habit of using this exercise, it will be easier to use, when an anxiety or panic attack strikes.

Give it a go and tell me how it goes for you. We can always change it a bit to suit you.

Peace and harmony to all


Mother in laws


But seriously…. There is a battle ground that exists around mother in laws.

There are many reason why this might be the case, but trying to find plausible reasons, excuses and explanations doesnt really help.

I have had a number of clients lately who have verbalised a troublesome situation with mother in laws.

So how do we help them? Both the mother in laws and the people affected by them?

A support forum, would be a good place to start.

Most young brides for example believe they are the only ones with this issue.  I believe we need to share our stories and advice, with love, peace and harmony in our heart, so that these young people can find a win-win resolution to their issues …. And failing that, at least a way to cope with something that they can’t change.  Ultimately though, they will know that they are not alone.

Please share your stories here, anonymously if desired, to lend a helping hand to struggling young brides and grooms.

P.S BTW, I am a mother in law ????

Peace and harmony to all