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hearing, listening, Toastmasters, communication

No one NEEDS Toastmasters

November 16, 2017
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I am so often asked about Toastmasters, why I joined, why I stayed…especially now it is 40 years own the track. This is a great time for me to reflect on my personal journey, a time to remember how scary it was to walk in that room, how scary it was to stand and introduce myself and how scary it was to admit my confidence was at an all-time low which was affecting how I communicated and lived. 

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kindness, OK, listen, encourage

Have You Asked Someone Today… R U OK?

September 14, 2017
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    Ladies there times in life when life gets overwhelming, times when life seems to throw everything at you, times when you wonder will you through it. It might seem you have the weight of the world on your shoulders.     This is the time that you look after you with love and…

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self reflection, self love, self belief

Reflections and Insights on Three Things Louise Hay Taught Me

August 31, 2017
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Today as I reflect on Louise Hay and my personal journey, I am very grateful for this woman who positively impacted the lives of many people. I bless you Louise for your powerful presence and contribution. In fact I popped over to my bookcase to see what I had there, the 3 titles that jumped…

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self belief, self esteem,self confidence

Reconnecting with an old friend, I didn't realise she was my best friend

August 24, 2017
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  She was somebody I had known for a long time, we chatted often and I was grateful for her advice. She was wise and gentle, she directed me with thoughts and ideas. Sometimes I listened, sometimes I didn’t. When I didn’t, I know now that it would have served me better if I had.…

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Confidence, authentic, self belief, wirting, speaking

5 Tips For Writing and Speaking Authentically

August 17, 2017
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      1. Speak and write in your own voice When I started to write and deliver speeches 40 years ago, I worried that what I had to say was not important, that no one would interested and set about copying the style of what I thought people wanted to hear. The result of…

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joy, happiness, self care, happiness, confidence

5 Proven Things To Be More Energised

August 11, 2017
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      Some days I wake up simply wanting more energy and wonder where mine had gone. They are usually the days I have not followed my own advice. Has that happened to you? Are you cringing and thinking ‘Yep, she is speaking to me’. And…did you know that there are energy stealers out…

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Emotions, negative self talk, lack confidence, communication

3 Tips to Avoid Absorbing Negative Emotions

August 1, 2017
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  Emotions do affect communication between people. We often absorb some of the emotions of the people we come in contact with and we may even experience a change in our own mood even if nothing has happened to us. You may even think what on earth happened that I suddenly feel drained of energy?…

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Confidence, lack of confidence, self esteem, overwhelm

A Top Tip To Boost Your Confidence On A Down Day?

May 30, 2017
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TIP – Choose one thing, just one thing that makes your heart sing and do it.   This is for the days when you feel the world is against you, you feel tired and weary, you wonder where your confidence has gone just when you need it. If that is you today, stop for a…

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being you, confidence, self esteem

It Is Just NOT That Important

May 21, 2017
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  I was having coffee with a girlfriend recently we were talking and laughing about how we get upset over things that we think at the time are  important. Have you got things now that you look back on and think…why did I think that was important? We giggled, notice how good you feel when…

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Speak up, speak out, confidence, your voice matters

Di's Evolving

May 18, 2017
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  A question popped up in another group this morning ‘How have you evolved?’     It got me thinking of my journey, what I used to think and how I think today. Some of the ways I have evolved through confidence, resilience and working on me are:  I lacked confidence, now my quiet inner…

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