Is “Happy Teen” an Oxymoron?

Ask a teen what they would change; many would likely say, Their parents! Adolescence can be a difficult and trying time for both a teen and their parents. Teens find themselves under pressure to fit in, achieve academic and sporting success and make the right career and personal choices. Ask a parent what they would

A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

BOOK REVIEW Book title: The Four Agreements: A practical Guide to Personal Freedom Author: Don Miguel Ruiz About the author Don Miguel Ruiz, born into a family of healers, was raised in rural Mexico. The family anticipated that he would embrace their centuries-old legacy of healing and teaching. Instead, Ruiz chose to become a surgeon.

I am


I AM.  These are the most powerful words you can say.  The words “I AM” precede any subconscious beliefs you have programmed.  These words inform your body and your mind how and what to feel.  Your outer reality begins to match whatever word you choose. What are you saying to yourself?  Pay attention – not

Be Brave with Your Life

Sometimes when we make bold decisions the fear and anxiety can become crippling. If I am not reminded by someone close to me I remind myself of the commitment I made: “Be Brave with My Life”. I wanted to stop being small. On reflection, this is probably the bravest decision I have ever made. I

What is Coaching?

The term coaching typically refers to methods of helping others to improve, develop, learn new skills, find personal success, achieve objectives and to better manage life changes and personal challenges. Coaching commonly addresses attitudes, behaviours and knowledge, as well as skills, and can focus on physical and spiritual development too. Coaching is not a form

Becoming a Coach

In 2016 I decided to become a coach. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management from the University of Cape Town.  I have 13 years’ experience working in marketing and publishing.  Highlights of my career are managing a variety of portfolios for Spur, from localised restaurant promotions to