“I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost… I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out. I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I [...]

The part of me I don’t want you to see

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Today is Yom Kippur, the most sacred day of the year to those of the Jewish faith which calls for reflection, repentance and atonement. As I thought about this day and what it means, I was struck by the idea that the desire to make amends or reparation for wrong-doing [...]

About forgiveness

Being in the business of helping people, it’s a little annoying that it always seems so much more difficult when I’m dealing with my own problems.   Undoubtedly it’s all due to a lack of perspective and not being able to see the wood for the trees.    Sometimes the [...]

How To Make Anything Better

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One of the biggest relationship mistakes that people make is to express anger instead of fear or sadness.    That anger often arises from a sense of betrayal derived from the idea that an unwritten rule has been broken, the thought being ‘This is not what I signed up for’.    But [...]

“This is not what I signed up for” How ...

Relationship Hell. We’ve all been there; once upon a time, you couldn’t wait to see this person, now it’s all gone terribly wrong and you don’t have a clue how to fix it.   What causes this miserable phenomenon?    How can you prevent it and how can you escape [...]

6 ways to escape Relationship Hell

Anger and how to deal with it has captured my attention of late and whilst I would love this to be strictly attributable to my continuing evolution towards enlightenment, I have to say that my motivation is not entirely altruistic. When being a good person isn’t enough motivation to turn [...]

Anger Management

Evolution equips us with the desire to learn from the perils we survive. Once bitten, twice shy; yet this pre-historic instinct designed to protect us from predators and poisons, really doesn’t serve us when applied to affairs of the heart. Take Alice. Alice has a broken heart. Like a clock [...]

Belly-dancing in a suit-of-armor

I am driving away from a Woman Within weekend of staffing feeling so deeply fulfilled and connected to the women I worked alongside, the women who participated on the course and to all women everywhere. I think about the women around the world who do this work and the courage [...]

Guest Post about staffing the Woman Within Weekend by Amanda ...