Your Mental and Emotional Warrant-of-Fitness #5 Assertiveness

(A Warrant-of-Fitness is the New Zealand equivalent of an M.O.T. in the UK, being a certificate to say your vehicle is road worthy.) Assertiveness is that sweet spot, where you can speak up about your needs or opinions. You are neither passive nor aggressive, the two opposites on the continuum of communication styles. To be …

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Your Mental and Emotional Warrant-of-Fitness #4

A Warrant-of-Fitness is the New Zealand equivalent of an M.O.T. in the UK, being a certificate to say your vehicle is road worthy. Building Blocks of a Healthy Relationship Communication Boundaries Trust Respect I've talked a lot about boundaries in previous posts. But did you know that healthy boundaries are only 1 of the building …

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Vulnerability

Vulnerability is Uncomfortable, Love will Never Exist without Risk. Authenticity is Brave. Can I Let you In and Trust You? ©Karen Lighthouse 2022 Namaste. Thanks for reading and take care until next time. Comments and questions are welcome. Words by Karen Lighthouse. I also offer – One-on-one counselling/coaching via ZoomGroup facilitationMental health educationOracle card readings …

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Your Mental and Emotional Warrant-of-Fitness

(A Warrant-of-Fitness is New Zealand’s version of car roadworthy inspection like the M.O.T in UK) #3 People pleasing and Boundaries Healthy boundaries = Healthy relationships Difficulty setting boundaries and saying “no” are common traits, particularly for adult children of alcoholics or those who’ve experienced abuse or neglect in childhood (neglect IS abuse by the way). …

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Your Mental and Emotional Warrant-of-Fitness #2 Boundary Building Strategies

(A Warrant-of-Fitness is New Zealand’s version of car roadworthy inspection like the M.O.T in UK) Last week I talked about how boundaries are fundamental to mental and emotional health and wellbeing. Guilt and fear are two things that get in the way of us setting boundaries to protect ourselves, our time, resources and things that …

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