What Are Core Beliefs?

What Are Core Beliefs?

What  are ‘Core Beliefs’ and how do they keep us trapped in a life we never wanted?  As the name implies, ‘Core Beliefs’ live at the very core of our being.  These are the beliefs that are imprinted in the first few years of life before we had the ability to reason. Negative Core Beliefs are the most insidious beliefs because they mould and shape our personality and our view of ourselves and our world. Negative Core Beliefs are the...

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Why Does Positive Thinking Fail?

Why Does Positive Thinking Fail?

Why Does Positive Thinking Fail ? At some time or other most of us have tried positive thinking or affirmations to make us feel better, even if we don’t know that’s what we’re doing when we try to talk ourselves into doing something. Most of us have failed. Why?  Apparently, this is where the universal 94% x 6%  rule comes in.  Statistically only 6% of people who ‘do’ positive thinking or positive affirmations...

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What Are Expectation Beliefs?

What Are Expectation Beliefs?

“Expectations are resentments under construction” – Anne Lamott From the moment we were born, most of our basic needs have been met. If they hadn’t I wouldn’t be sitting here writing this page and you wouldn’t be reading it. As we grow, our family, society, advertising and the media exploit us by continually building our expectations, not only of ourselves, but of others and the world. These expectations can become...

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Everybody Worries About Money

Everybody Worries About Money

“Everybody Worries About Money” The very rich worry about what to do with their vast wealth; where to spend it, how much tax they have to pay on it, if the people they have administering it are trustworthy, how much to give to charity to offset their tax bill, what death duties will do to it and how much their children will inherit when they die. Moderately wealthy people worry about losing their hard-earned, hard-won money.  So...

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Do You Ever Think You’re Stupid?

Do You Ever Think You’re Stupid?

Most of us believe we’re stupid! That’s a bold statement to make you might say, but when a person’s intelligence is measured by whether we can pass tests or not, it’s no wonder then that we come to believe we’re stupid. Plus, stupid is a word children bandy around to describe anything they don’t understand. Not only does not passing tests, not mean we are stupid, it means that being judged on our intellectual prowess damns most of us...

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“Love, Love Me Do, You Know I Love You”

“Love, Love Me Do, You Know I Love You”

The ‘Big Day’ is just weeks away and you’re panicking. You’re ‘imagining the worst will happen’, perhaps getting ‘cold feet’ and wondering if this ‘getting married’ business is worth all the trouble and expense. Before hiring a ‘Wedding Planner’ to co-ordinate the event, perhaps we should all think about hiring ‘A Relationship Councillor” before getting married? And perhaps it might be wise to reflect on why so many...

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