Self

Let's explore what makes us tick and how we present ourselves to the world.

How To Deal With The Root Cause Of Your 'Self' Problems – the legacy of the toxic parent

You know all those books, courses, webinars, seminars, workshops and retreats that offer to help you with your confidence, self-doubt, not feeling good enough, poor body image, lack of self-love and self-compassion, self-sabotaging behaviours, negative mindset, and problems with your behaviour in any of your relationships, and as a parent? Well, they're each looking at only the consequences of the same deeper and unresolved underlying cause.
Go to the profile of Maxine Harley
Dec 21, 2015

How To Have A Happy Christmas – despite your parents

It's Christmas day very soon and the focus is upon having a happy family time. But what if it can never be like that for you? Don't get me wrong – I don't want to burst anyone's happy bauble, but there is another side that we don't hear so much about which is equally valid for many thousands of people.
Go to the profile of Maxine Harley
Dec 21, 2015

Transcending the shadow self

Has anyone ever confessed to you that they have a ‘dark passenger’? I know I’m getting a little bit ‘Dexter’ here. If you haven’t seen Dexter, it’s an American TV show about a really nice guy with a dark secret that he is a serial killer that only kills bad people, which makes him kinds of likeable, weirdly.
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Dec 06, 2015

How Self-Aware Are You?

You've probably heard the term self-awareness bandied about over the years from the personal development movement – but what does it mean and how do you know if you have it, or enough of it?
Go to the profile of Maxine Harley
Nov 30, 2015

How To Heal From The Pain Of Betrayal

We've all been betrayed by someone at sometime or other, and we've usually had little understanding of the real reasons for it. All we knew was that it really hurt, and brought with it shock, confusion, deep sadness and disappointment.
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Nov 23, 2015

Small acts of kindness- whats in it for you?

I have recently come across two significant days which i was only vaguely aware of in the past. September 21st is peace one day- a day of global'cease fire and non-violence' (god knows we need more of them). Today of course is kindness UK day, and we need more of these too. Of course it helps to have specific days to raise awareness and embrace these values but what happens when we incorporate them into every day activities?
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Nov 13, 2015

Memories Of Kindness

We've all experienced being at either the receiving end or the giving end of acts of kindness. World Kindness day reminds us of how rewarding and impactive even the smallest acts of kindness can be. Kindness is a rare and original human gift. Let's celebrate it.
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Nov 13, 2015

14 Lies We Self-Administer

We make up stories, seemingly innocuous little fibs, to keep ourselves stuck and out of action. Sometimes we're not even aware that we're doing it. I'm wrestling with number 2. Which lie(s) resonate with YOU?
Go to the profile of Dr. Mandy Lehto
Nov 09, 2015

Who Can You Take At Face Value? Appearances Are Deceptive!

I'm sure we've all made mistakes when it comes to 'sussing out' other people and their motives...and perhaps these mistakes have cost us dearly. We are inherently wired up to make a quick decision about a friend or foe at first sight – because our very survival in primitive times could have depended upon this snap decision – to fight or run away!
Go to the profile of Maxine Harley
Nov 09, 2015