Self

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

Where Do You Belong?

For many years I had a niggling feeling that I needed to be somewhere else – I just couldn't work out where that elusive place was. I felt frustrated and a bit dizzy trying to figure it out. I knew that if only I could find out where I 'belonged' I'd feel happier, more complete, at peace and I'd be enjoying a vibrant circle of loving friends, and I'd never feel emotionally isolated again. I've moved around a bit over the years, but never found the place I'd been searching for – and yet I still yearned for it. That Utopian place that would be the 'cherry on top' of the cake of my life.
Go to the profile of Maxine Harley
Dec 28, 2015

Happy Old Year! Highlights of 2015

With New Years resolutions surfacing, it can be easy to look forward at this time of year and decide what changes we are going to make to ensure that 2016 is better than 2015. However, before you tip into the promise of a new year, take a moment to reflect on the highlights of 2015.
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Dec 22, 2015

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