• Do you always need to defend yourself?

    The abusive or aggressive person often wants you to defend yourself or explain yourself. This is abusive behaviour, controlling, demeaning and only you can decide if you are willing to tolerate it.

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  • Your Ideal Self and Life

    The first part of the self-concept is your “self-ideal.” Your self-ideal largely determines the direction in which you are going with your life. It guides the growth and evolution of your character and personality.

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  • Rebuilding Self-esteem

    When your self-esteem isn’t it tact, it has been diminished by constant reminders that you are worthless, useless and nobody wants you, you feel frightened and vulnerable. You are open to the challenges life brings but, as they breeze in, they knock you over and you feel incapable.

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  • Perception

    As far as I know there is no secret recipe for happiness or contentment.

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  • How to survive Valentine’s Day as a single person

    Take advantage of you and really look after yourself on this day. Turn the focus of your attention to you.

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  • Friends and family who sap your positive energy

    The people with whom you have the most contact and who hang around you will have either a positive or negative effect on your levels of self-esteem and confidence.

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  • Impacting lives

    A year ago I verbalised that I intended to impact the lives of a million people and help them to become the authentic people that they are.

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  • What I have learned from business coaches

    Over the past past four years or so I have worked with several business coaches. Each one is extremely successful in their field and each one has taught me something. Interestingly, what I have learned from them is exactly the same.

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  • Writing a book

    I have been amazed by the ‘success’ of some authors who have become number one best selling authors with each book they have written.

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  • How do I know I have low self-esteem?

    Low self-esteem manifests itself in a variety of ways, and I should know I have been there.

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  • Celebrating success

    Have you ever noticed how terrible we can be at acknowledging what we have achieved? When congratulated on a success, we might hear ourselves say "oh it was nothing". On reaching a goal, we might skip the celebration because there is something else to strive for now. When reviewing a half completed 'to do' list, we'll bemoan what we didn't do, rather than focus on how much we actually achieved.

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  • Confidence Secret Agent 008!

    Are you ready to have some fun? Are you ready to go beyond enemy lines in the line of duty for queen and country? Ok, ok I know I’m getting carried away – how about completing another confidence building exercise instead?!

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  • Are you holding on to things you ‘should’ do?

    Are you carrying around with you a lot of emotional baggage that you could be doing without? If you were to lose that emotional weight you could be focusing on something more productive instead.

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  • How do you see yourself?

    It is interesting that with most people, everything they do on a day-to-day basis is affected by them comparing their activities with their view of their ideal qualities and then striving to behave consistently with them.

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  • Your assertive rights

    In your continuing journey of rebuilding your confidence as the real you, it is essential that you implement your assertive rights so that your life is as happy as it can be.

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  • Dealing with emotional and psychological abuse

    I discovered that emotional abuse came from several directions. It came from my first husband who, for years, told me that I was not clever, no use at ironing his shirts, not like his mother, not good enough to be part of his family….. and so on, and on he went.

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  • Your wedding day - do you have to conform?

    There is pressure to have the right wedding dress, the right venue, the right wedding breakfast, the right buffet, the right music, the right wine/champagne, to invite the right people and so on.

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  • Looking after YOU first

    How do you respond when someone makes a request of you and it really is not something you want to do? I suspect you try and search for an excuse, such as I am busy that day, I have to wash my hair…..and all these excuses seem very lame to you. And so you say yes, against your better judgement.

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  • Do you look good on the outside, but inside you are crumbling?

    Wouldn’t it feel wonderful to get beyond these feelings to a calmer and more positive place.

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  • Reclaim your power

    There is an innate awkwardness to being human. With each decision we make, there is always the potential for self-doubt, and it is this self-doubt that forms the root of our insecurity.

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  • Maggie Currie in the hot seat

    In this latest blog post, Maggie speaks to writer and presenter Clancy Walker. They chat about life, loves and many challenges along the way…

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  • The SELF Retreat

    Get to know your REAL self. Focus on you for 3 days. Rediscover what you really love to do. Enjoy working through the challenges you face in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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  • Do you know where your beliefs and values come from?

    Whether you realise it or not, you are constantly in the process of creating and changing your reality. You are not truly aware of what someone else's reality really looks like, and they are not truly aware of what your reality looks like. You are only aware of your own reality and how it looks to you.

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