Category: Coaching tips

The importance of being emotionally intelligent

Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to identify and manage one’s own emotions, as well as the emotions of others. Emotional intelligence is the one part of the human psyche that we can develop and improve by learning and practising new skills. People with higher… Continue Reading “The importance of being emotionally intelligent”

Working with children who have been abused

Working with children is something that I have very much enjoyed doing on and off for 9 years. After graduating from University 14 years ago, I spent part of my time running my jewellery business and the other part of my time was spent… Continue Reading “Working with children who have been abused”

New beginnings & change

Before I talk about today’s topic, I just wanted to remind you that I have released my first PDF course which is aimed at helping you become more assertive and stop your people-pleasing habits. To view the contents of this course, please click the… Continue Reading “New beginnings & change”

Taking on others’ emotions-Having weak boundaries

When you have grown up in a dysfunctional narcissistic home, taking on others’ emotions becomes the norm. Narcissistic parents teach their children to cater to their feelings & moods and the child learns to ignore their own emotions. A great book which can help… Continue Reading “Taking on others’ emotions-Having weak boundaries”

Self-growth

How do we develop ourselves into better human beings? What steps can we take to become wiser, more self-aware and more humble? Self-growth is a topic that I think about a lot and when I am interacting with others in my environment, I feel… Continue Reading “Self-growth”

The importance of having a back-up plan

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Giving unsolicited advice-Why do people do it?

When we ask for advice from someone that is very knowledgeable in certain areas or from someone whom we admire, this can be very useful both in the short term and long term. On the other hand, unsolicited advice from close family or even… Continue Reading “Giving unsolicited advice-Why do people do it?”

High functioning depression

Happy Monday dear friends & followers! After a wonderful 10 days off work, celebrating my birthday with friends and exploring new places with my husband, I am feeling grateful and refreshed. Today’s topic is especially important to me, as someone I care about deeply… Continue Reading “High functioning depression”

The aftermath of a traumatic incident

As much as I dislike watching the news and tend to limit what I take in, it is increasingly difficult to not be affected by the constant bombardment of war footage, terrorist attacks, murder and suffering. When you are a highly sensitive & empathetic… Continue Reading “The aftermath of a traumatic incident”

Finding a balance between self-soothing and running away from emotional pain is tough..

Inspired by a comment made by a friend on her facebook page, I wanted to address the difficulty of finding a balance between self-soothing and running away from emotional pain. I also wanted to write about what it actually means to self-soothe. Self-soothing is… Continue Reading “Finding a balance between self-soothing and running away from emotional pain is tough..”