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RHYME OR REASON?

A favourite expression of my father’s was “there is no rhyme or reason to any of this”.  He would be relaying a story about something that had happened that he just couldn’t possibly understand.  Being a logical bloke, everything needed to make sense. How difficult that must have been in a family of 6 females. …

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MCG – MENTORING COACHING/COUNSELLING GROUPS

After experiencing 20 years in the industry of counselling it is now time to give back some of what I have learned.  I want to help enhance the journey for those who will travel along their own paths to make humanity a more comfortable space in the lives of many.  For those who are tormented…

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Gestalt Therapy

Recently, some students attended an advanced counselling skills workshop on Gestalt Therapy and found it quite immersive, intense and confrontational; here’s a glimpse into why… GESTALT is a German word that refers to configuration or pattern, form or shape and may refer to holism. Holism is the idea that natural systems and their properties should…

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School Holidays Are Here!

This may or may not relate to you and 15 years ago it didn’t really relate to me.  I’m about to share a little story of what happened while I was working at DRUG ARM (Awareness Relief Movement) as a Project Officer for a program called HART (Home Assessment Response Team)… Prior to the world-wide-web…

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It's All About Communication…

There are three styles in the art of communicating: Communicating with self – only you know the truth. When you talk out loud, be real – honest with yourself and your thoughts.  What are you telling yourself when nobody else is listening? Communicating with others – how to get your message across to others –…

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Money and You

Many of us have heard one or more of the following expressions in our lives.  Have you had friends or family say any of these? “Study hard, it’s your future wealth” “Get good grades in college/university; they will dictate your earnings” “Get a well-paying career/job” “Life will be easier/better after …….” “Money doesn’t grow on…

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Balance of Life Follow Up

Thank you for all the feedback regarding experience around Christmas time, holidays, work, travelling.  It all goes on despite this crazy heat!  How is everybody balancing their lives in our climate?  I know for me, I just lose energy.  I set my alarm for 5am to walk early to start my day and that’s it. …

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