Communication

Is Your Relationship Solid Enough to Survive the Holidays?

Relationships are not easy at the best of times. During the holidays, however, the pressures can increase even further. Spending time with relatives and estranged families, introducing your new beau to other people in your life, meeting (your partner’s) friends, feeling the financial strain of Christmas shopping, cooking and entertaining like there is no tomorrow.…

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The Power of Words

The Power of Words on Children Last week I met with a teenager for a hypnosis session; she was anxious as she feared there was a change that was about to occur in what was at that moment her home. This young lady had found out there was probably an ensuing divorce between her parents. So…

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Are You Aware Of How Your Thoughts Affect Your Destination?

Have you ever heard, “ask and ye shall receive,” “like attracts like,” or “birds of a feather flock together?” Then you may be aware that your thoughts attract other similar people, situations and circumstances, positive and negative. It is true that you get what you want when you are 1) clear about what you want;…

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What Effects Do Words Have On You?

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. We probably all realize that this childhood verse is far from the truth. Words do injure; words wound. Teasing, hatred and disgrace, all are a source of injury, and when it is conveyed in childhood from a child’s peers or a respected…

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Are Your Words Helpful or Harmful?

As a nurse, it was suggested after I graduated from my first four years of nursing school, that I read Florence Nightingale’s original writings. I was not required as a student to read her writings. The language of nursing was first revealed by Florence Nightingale (1859) in her book “Notes on Nursing” when she stated…

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