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[25 May 2009 | One Comment | ]

As you’ve probably picked up, I’m a great advocate of honest and empathic communication. When I get my communication sorted out, so many things are more enjoyable and peaceful in my life.
One area of my life I struggled with over the years has been my intimate relationships. I guess I’m not the only one! I’ve found them a source of great joy, growth and inspiration (plus 2 lovely daughters!) and also a huge challenge and headache. I’ve learned from the many mistakes I made …

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[6 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

I’m not telepathic, I never have been and I doubt I ever will. I’m not ruling out the possibility entirely, as evolution (or the Creator, if you prefer that explanation) has worked wonders so far … but I’m not going to bet any money on it.
There are times though, when I tend to treat people as if they do have the power to read my mind, especially in my intimate relationships.
I have noticed that sometimes I hope and wait for, in this case my wife, …

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[19 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

It’s pretty much accepted we form first impressions very quickly and on quite limited information. I know I do, and it’s a habit that doesn’t always serve me well. The problem is that it’s only a short step from first impression to a whole set of assumptions and expectations about people.
This experience was recounted to me a few years back by Nada, probably one of the most fully alive people I know.
“I was on a retreat in a forest by the side of a lake. …