I offer sessions where we explore and learn how to listen and be present - learn how to have a good conversation. Please contact me for more information - click here (this link will take you to my website.

Mostly we talk without truly listening to the other person. We are often only waiting for the other to stop talking (or worse, butting in) for our turn to speak, thinking of what to say next rather than being truly present to what the other person is saying. Learning how to listen is a learned skill.

"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand,
they listen with the intent to reply."

One of the foundations for a healthy relationship is communication. The ability to listen to another person, is a fundamental way that we can tend our relationship whether it is with our partner, our child, a family member or work colleague.

"Your life will largely be defined by the nature and quality of the relationships you are a part of and how you contribute."~ Dr George Ball.

One of the areas we can improve our relationships, is by listening...

One of the best talks on listening I've heard, as well as information on how to be heard - Julian Treasure

"Listening may be the golden key, that opens the door to human relationships". ~ The power of listening | William Ury | TEDxSanDiego

"I often ponder over the nature of true human sincerity, true transparency... It is a rare and difficult thing; and how much it depends on the person who is listening to us!

There are those who pull down barriers and make the way smooth; there are those who force the doors and enter our territory like invaders; there are those who barricade us in, shut us in upon ourselves, dig ditches and throw up walls around us; there are those who set us out of tune and listen only to our false notes; there are those for whom we will always remain strangers, speaking in an unknown tongue.

And when it is our turn to listen, which of these are we?" ~ Robert Bolton

Embracing Ageing

I've put this image of the front yard of an old house we once rented in a sea side town in NSW, as I'm particularly fond of old beac...