Living a life that is not yours

There are many things which I love about NVC, but I was reminded of one of them in particular quite recently – of how lovely it is to just say simply and clearly exactly what I really mean.

It sounds obvious doesn’t it? Something that can only be supportive of rich and powerful communication that engenders trust.  Yet my

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Sitting in love and sorrow

I’ve been sharing a lot recently about last month’s 9 day International Intensive Training in Nonviolent Communication that was held in Bali, Indonesia. And that is simply because there was so much gained from this experience that I can’t help but want to share it with you
Today’s post is no different and if anything, it’s even more important because

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Assumptions, connection and paying attention

A couple of weeks ago I broached the topic of diversity and how amazing it was to have so many countries and cultures from around the world represented at the recent 9 Day NVC International Intensive in Bali.

In the daily Facebook live videos that I put out during that time, I did my best to capture as wide an

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I love this video

In case you didn’t see it, I wanted to share this video that was taken a couple of weeks ago at the NVC retreat in Bali. I sat with a lot of people that week but sometimes, a comment or person just stands out and makes me want to make sure that as many people have heard it as possible.

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No matter what

If you were following my Facebook live videos at last week’s NVC retreat in Bali, then you will no doubt have an idea of just how life changing and impactful this experience was for everyone involved – and hopefully in some way, for those of you watching at home too.

There are so many things that I could say about

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Slowing down

Last week I shared a video about timelessness and how it connects to who we really are. This week, I’d like to continue that conversation by talking about what happens when we slow time down.

During my stay in Central Australia with my indigenous ‘family’, it quickly became clear that: time is different there. Time seemed to move so very

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Who are you really?

You may already know that I have just come back from a week long trip to Central Australia to spend time within an indigenous community. I love these experiences, not only for the connection to the people but also for the connection to the land and ultimately, the timelessness of the life we are all living.

This journey in particular

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The sweetness of requests

There are so many things that I have learnt from NVC that have been profoundly life changing – far more than learning a 4-step process. The underpinnings of what I have gained is a natural giving from the heart ​that helps me to live from the richness of life as I communicate in this way… whilst still having full compassion

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The Power of Honesty

One of the things I find most important in life is honesty.  For me, it’s not just about speaking truthfully to others (although that is a big part of it), it is about being truthful with myself about the motivations of every action I take, and choosing to consciously align myself with what matters in my heart.

But it

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How to quiet your own voice of criticism

After last week’s video on turning 55, it felt right to further the exploration of self-reflection and comment on a habit that many of us engage in: self-criticism.

For most of us, the best way our parents knew to help us grow into “wonderful human beings” was to in some way criticise, shame, and punish us when we strayed from

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