To many people assertiveness is a thorny issue. It certainly was for me. When does standing up for myself and my needs, turn me into a manipulator? Or worse, a bully? Why is it difficult to say no to my colleagues but easier to a stranger? How do I stop my naturally empathetic nature fromContinue reading “How to be more assertive”
You’ve unpacked the dishwasher, reloaded the dishwasher, descaled the kettle, updated your Facebook status to say how shocked you are at the amount of limescale in the kettle, made a frothy coffee, posted a photo of the coffee on Instagram and liked every article in your LinkedIn feed. You tell yourself it’s because cleanliness isContinue reading “The habit of procrastination”
Growing up in South Africa I always thought of people who owned their own companies as renegades. Risk takers and daredevils who Make Things Happen For Themselves. I’m not that kind of person. My parents weren’t either. We were the “It’s safer to work for a boss. Even safer if you have a government job.Continue reading “Things you learn when your husband is your business mentor”
Last week I employed a freelancer from Kenya to help me with Natasja King Coaching. That’s a first for me. But when something means a lot to you, like launching yourself as a coach, you want things to be done right. There’s a lot on the line, and first impressions last! I’ve never before thoughtContinue reading “Get an expert to do it for you.”
When it comes to self-care, this is the question you need to ask yourself. You see, there is a danger when you hear people say that self-care is important, to confuse this with “spoiling yourself” with the one thing you love the most – even if it’s the one thing that you know is notContinue reading “Will this make me feel good or guilty?”
The New Thought movement is a mind-healing movement that originated in the USA in the 19th century, based on religious and metaphysical concepts. It is not considered a religion (though it has formed the root of several religious organisations) but simply “ancient wisdom expressed in a new way”. New Thought, or Law of Attraction asContinue reading “Law of Attraction as a belief system”
Dealing with change is undoubtedly the most stressful thing for humans to have to endure. No, allow me to rephrase that. Stress isn’t caused by change, change becomes stressful when we don’t adapt. When we don’t roll with the punches. And it really can feel like a punch in the gut. There are times whenContinue reading “How to deal with change”
I have always been fascinated by aromatherapy and the power of smell to evoke happy memories. Whenever I smell jasmine I am reminded of my first holiday in Corfu. A large jasmine plant covered the walkway to our room. When we sat outside or left the room, the smell would envelop us. And when IContinue reading “Aromatherapy”
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