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Embrace Your Inner Alpaca: A Symbol of Commitment

by Robin Fraser (of North Brisbane Psychologists) Australia’s best-selling book of 2017 was “The Barefoot Investor”. In this book, author Scott Pape discusses a tragic situation where his family farm was burned to the ground in a runaway fire. As he walks around the charred remains of what used to be his home, he recalls seeing in […]

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Workshop with Rachel on Nonviolent Communication June 23, 2018

If you have no plans this Saturday June 23, come down to Northey Street City Farm in Windsor to the Winter Solstice Festival and join this free workshop with Dr Rachel Hannam from 2pm-3pm at the FairShare Tent to learn about nonviolent communication or NVC.

NVC helps us to bypass blame and judgement, and connect with feelings and needs. Here is a link to the…

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Three Tips to Stop Procrastinating

Many of us are guilty of procrastination. Have you ever sat down to a complex, time-consuming task and ended up surfing Facebook or playing solitaire? Clients often mention that they struggle with procrastination and want to know why and what they can do. While there are many theories about why we procrastinate, there may be a range of reasons we procrastinate. The more important question is: What can we do? Here are a few ideas to keep in mind.

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Nasty colleague

I have worked within a number of organizations and I have worked with many different people. Why is it that there is always one person in the workplace, often a woman, who is nasty – the sort who will make a sarcastic remark or undermine people behind their backs? How is it best to deal […]

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How do I manage an office romance?

I’ve started seeing a work colleague and the relationship appears to be getting quite serious. But we want to avoid the rumour mill and have decided to keep it secret. What is the best way to handle an office romance? There is nothing like an office romance to get those rumour mills grinding. People love to […]

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Incompetent key employee

I have put a lot of effort into a key employee. He changes for the better for a while but it doesn’t last. I don’t want to do the wrong thing because I was given a second chance when I was young and it made a big difference to my career. Everyone deserves a second […]

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How to disagree with the boss

Bosses come in all sorts of flavours. Some are reasonable, approachable people who are interested in what you have to say. Others are more authoritarian and expect a level of subservience. No matter how pleasant a boss may be, we are naturally wary of disagreeing with, or being critical of, the boss. There is a […]

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How to connect with the people you work with

Working in a place where there is conflict or strained relationships is exhausting and stressful. The good news is there are things you can do to create a happy atmosphere around you. Doing this is also extremely good for your career.

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How do I deal with depression and loss of motivation after missing another promotion?

Missing out on promotion you really feel you deserved is disconcerting. If it happens more than once, your disappointment can turn into depression. When this happens, you need to seek help. Other paths always exist.

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Obsessing about a mistake

Making a mistake can haunt us. We struggle to come to terms with our feelings of inadequacy and incompetence. But we can become more self-accepting. Self-acceptance brings peace.

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Energy vampire

Energy vampires will wear you down, especially if you feel sorry for them and try to cheer them up. There is another way to deal with energy vampires, apart from telling them to ‘go jump.’ You use a technique that protects you and forces them to either change or leave you alone.

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How do I deal with a noisy co worker?

Hearing loud, inappropriate phone conversations by a work colleague might be titillating at first but soon becomes boring. To get some peace you need to approach your work colleague in a very specific way.

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How do I deal with an intimidating work colleague?

Intimidating work colleagues can ruin your work life. Work becomes about them rather than about you and the work you do. Once you have resolved your fears, however, you will wonder what all the fuss was about. This is what you need to do increase your inner strength…

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Can a long-distance relationship survive?

My wife has just been transferred to another state for work. It is a promotion, and there is no question she should have taken it. I have no prospects in that city, so we have decided to have a long-distance relationship. We see each other most weekends, but I’m finding that I don’t want a […]

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