If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be?

The type of kitchen utensil we identify ourselves with can give us an idea of our current state of mind and how we conduct ourselves in our personal and professional lives. Years ago someone asked me this interesting question: If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be? I smiled and thought about it. … Continue reading If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be?

What about negativity?

We all know people who are extremely negative. They are always complaining about one thing or the other. They feel sorry for themselves. Like the world is treating them unfairly. They can be really draining to be around.  This post gives some ideas to what we can do when we face these negative problem people. … Continue reading What about negativity?

Cleaning the aquarium from the outside – about the difference between a psychological and a philosophical approach in coaching

The image of cleaning the aquarium from the outside can be used to explain the difference between the psychologically oriented conversation as opposed to the philosophical protreptic coaching conversation. When you are cleaning the glass of the aquarium you don’t put your hands in it and mess with the fish inside the aquarium. Instead you … Continue reading Cleaning the aquarium from the outside – about the difference between a psychological and a philosophical approach in coaching

How can we learn to ‘think well’?

How can we gain freedom from the conditioning of the mind – a conditioning that creates negative thought patterns and beliefs? And how can we learn to think in ways that are more beneficial to us? Ultimately, if we can teach people to think well, we could heal most of the ills of individuals and … Continue reading How can we learn to ‘think well’?