Connecting to Nature

My commute to work is 57km and takes 40 minutes each way.  Often the drive is the best part of the day.  Seeing and appreciated what Mother Nature has in store for me that day is what makes the trek fresh every day.  I have been doing this drive on average 6 days a...

Train Your Mind

"It is extremely valuable to train the mind to stand apart and examine its own program.  That, to me, is the definition of a liberal education - the ability to examine the programs of life against larger questions and purposes and other paradigms.  Training, without...

Writing a Journal

"Keeping a Journal of our thoughts, experiences, insights and leanings promotes mental clarity, exactness, and context. Writing good letters - communicating on the deeper level of thoughts, feelings, and ideas rather than on the shallow, superficial level of events -...

Is Your Brain Working?

“WHEN A PERSON has access to both the intuitive, creative and visual right brain and the analytical, logical, verbal left brain, then the whole brain is working.  There is psychic synergy taking place in our own head.  And this tool is best suited to the reality of...

Being Authentic

“THE MORE AUTHENTIC you become, the more genuine in your expression, particularly regarding personal experiences and even self-doubts, the more people can relate to your expression and the safer it makes them feel to express themselves.  That expression in turn feeds...

The Abundance Factor Movie

Just over 10 years ago I was introduced to the Law of Attraction through the movie "The Secret".  This movie changed my life by connecting to the concept of abundance. There is a new movie that is available for free for the next few days called The Abundance Factor....

Listen To Your Kids

“SPEND TIME WITH YOUR CHILDREN NOW, one on one. Listen to them; understand them. Look at your home, at school life, at the challenges and the problems they’re facing, through their eyes. Build the Emotional Bank Account. Give them psychological air.” Steven Covey Living the Habits of Highly Effective People Every Day taken from Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People.

As parents of grown children this quote feels like it is a little late. On the other hand, I feel that we did spend time with our children, quite a lot of time and loved every second. I feel a major failing however was

Win / Win Agreements

"WIN/WIN AGREEMENTS FOCUS on results, releasing tremendous individual human potential and creating greater synergy, building Production Capability in the process instead of focusing exclusively on Production."  Steven Covey Daily Reflections for Highly Effective...

Listening

"In EMPHATIC LISTENING, you listen with your eyes and your heart. You listen for feelings, for meaning. You listen for behavior. You use your right brain as well as your left. You sense, you intuit, you feel. Empathetic listening is powerful because it gives you...

Understanding

"If I were to summarize in one sentence the single most important principle I have learned in the field of interpersonal relations, it would be this:  Seek first to understand and then be understood. This principle is key to interpersonal communication."  Steven Covey...