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Give Hope: Part One

Here’s a small, but really valuable, thing I’ve learnt about supporting people. People ask me what I consider to be the biggest thing you can provide someone you’re supporting. Beyond anything else, I believe it is something that will keep them going when all they can feel is darkness and despair; no way forward. In…

Be a great listener

A problem shared is a problem halved – right? Chatting to a friend the other day, we realised that he has made some pretty huge decisions and grown some perspective from situations, simply by talking them out – and me listening. Most of the time, I don’t even give him my opinion, or thoughts. But…

10 Ways to Deal with Having Tough Conversations

Delivering unpleasant news, correcting misunderstandings, confronting a friend or family member, and dealing with hard-to-talk-about issues are the kinds of tough conversations most of us dread. They’re a part of life though, and we can’t avoid them. Instead of getting stressed, get knowledgeable! Here are 10 things you can do to help make your essential…

Perseverance Pays: Part One

There is never one thing that determines success when you’re working hard to achieve something significant in your life.  At different times you need different things, whether it is courage, support, focus, innovative thinking, rejuvenation, willpower, love, patience…  So many things. Something that sits alongside all these things is perseverance.  To achieve significant things for…

Letting Go: Part Two

In Part One of this article on letting go of relationships that are not working for you, and holding you back, we looked at why you need to let go in order to be your very best.  In this second, and final part, I will look a little more inwardly at my journey, and what…