Showing posts from October, 2016

6 Steps to Uncover Your Blindspot

Identify Your Blind  Spot I have just returned from a week's stint with my aging mother. Yes, I know - I deserve to be nominated for an All Saints award.    I made a special effort as she was having her 82nd  birthday and she isn't getting any younger.  In fact, she is going blind from an eye condition called glaucoma. My mother has always been an active outdoor type and has continued to play tennis several days per week to this very day.  Accepting the gradual  deterioration of her sight has meant she has had to come to terms with the gradual deterioration of her performance and the longevity of her tennis playing days. I must say I am proud of the way she is adjusting to this change, and making plans with friends to join a crochet team - a game she has never played.  I think this is a brave move as my mother loves to be in control and the expert - being the newby in the group and a beginner will definitely be a big adjustment for her. 

While my mother has acknowledged the gla…

Positive You Journal - Coach Your Inner Critic

If you say you hear voices in your  head the general population think you are going mad.  But hey - that just is not the case. I think we all have different thoughts and voices swirling around in our heads at different times or what you might call "the committee”. I know I certainly do. And just like any committee or board of directors they occasionally call a meeting. All with different roles and profiles.  My board's regular members include - the critic, the coach, the child, the mother and the teacher.  there are also the fly in like adventurer, know- it -all and whiner. The voice that speaks the loudest and clearest is the chairperson of the board.Do you have a committee in your head and who are it's members? Who are you allowing to be the Chairperson? According to Melanie Greenberg Ph.D in her article "When the voices Inside your Head Turns Bad..." , we all have voices inside our heads passing a running commentary on our moment-to-moment experiences, the qua…

Positive You Journal- Part 2

Have you ever said "yes" to something, when you really wanted to say "no", just to please the other person? I have heaps of times. Most recently I agreed to go with a friend to see a doco/movie.  One of the last genres I'd choose to spend an evening at home watching let alone pay to see.  I much prefer to watch fantasy or sci-fi or thrillers. Anyway, I said "Yes" and decided to grin and bare it for friendships sake.  The movie was called "Embrace" - a documentary by  Taryn Brumfitt exploring women's perception of their bodies as "not good enough" and how the portrayal of women’s bodies by the media is unrealistic and unattainable. Weh I got there and saw what it was about I realized fate had stepped in and taken me where I needed to be at the moment. Especially since this was the topic I was exploring in my journal and the blog posts I was currently working on.

Anyway about the film....

In 2013, Brumfitt posted photos of herself …