What can get in the way of connecting to your joy?

Some people, it seems, find it hard to be happy – they are happy being miserable! Never satisfied with the status quo, never one hundred per cent at home anywhere, always worrying about this or that. They might not like to admit it, however, what lies underneath is a belief they should have or be more, they don’t feel recognised. <!-- wp:par...
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True joy

In our last blog, we touched on the topic of choosing to be joyful rather than be angry and reactive, or, live in grief and pain. What is joy? Thinking of joy, we might remember occasions when we felt really happy, when we felt a sense of sheer delight. Perhaps when we… received a gift, or some words, that touched our heart….savoured a great meal, superb wine, enjoyed ...
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Choose joy!

Learning to respond rather than react  - how do you do that, you might ask?  It’s all about managing our emotions, then taking responsiblity and focusing on how we want to be. Unless we had an extraordinary parent or teacher, most of us don’t learn to manage and process our feelings. It’s normal to be fri...
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D'you react or respond?

What’s your way – d’you tend to react, or, respond to life? Recently we’ve been looking at how expectations can result in frustration and disappointment, at how the beliefs that fuel our expectations keep us in a box, limiting our choices. When we don’t ach...
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Loving messages

How aware are you of the messages you give to your children? How do you show delight in your child? We all know that our children feel valued and loved when we give them our warmt...
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Nurturing creativity

These past few weeks, we’ve been looking at the topic of parenting. Our role as parents, I see, is to prepare our children for life, teaching them to be responsible and care for themselves and the world around them. Throughout the process, we can look to support them to be who they are, attuning to their feelings, responsive to their needs, encouraging them to communicat...
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Our essential nature.

When you look at a new born baby, what do you see? I see innocence, pure light, love, joy… and infinite possibilities. I see a diamond! Like the precious stone, babies come in different sizes, colours and cuts and they have many different facets. <!-- /wp:paragr...
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All we need is love

These past few weeks we\'ve been looking at one of the challenges of parenting - taking action, asking for support, when your intuition tells you that something needs attention and you have no idea where that might lead. What can stop us from taking action? Fear - our ...
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A moment of choice

Our daughter went to boarding school in England when she was 10 going on 11. There, she was bullied for a number of years. Not interested in clothes, make-up or boys, she was marginalised and attributed with being either ‘weird’ or \'gay\'. The fact that she was small in stature, wore glasses and was Chinese didn’t help. Her dislike of of sports made the years of compu...
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A mother's intuition

We’ve all heard the expression a ‘mother’s intuition’ and typically we understand this to mean that a mother ‘knows’ when something is amiss. What I’ve learned is that it’s one thing to hear our intuition, it can be quite another to find the courage to act on it. So…what d\'you do if your intuition tells...
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