Transitioning to a new school I remember clearly when Mum, Dad and my sisters dropped me off at Boarding School. My heart was pumping, I was sweating, my mouth was dry and I was convincing myself I was ready. Ready for what, I did not know? My default to this overwhelming uncertainty before me was to […]
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As a teenager, I remember my Dad providing my sisters and myself with valuable relationship advice by frankly telling us to “wake up to ourselves!” and even to “take a good look in the mirror!”
At the time, we would laugh and carry on regardless, totally unaware of his meaning. As it is with hindsight, I can now begin to understand the wisdom in his words.
Dad was encouraging us to be more ‘aware’, to become more ‘mindful’ and even more ‘conscious’ of our behaviour. He was attempting to teach us the necessary tools to self manage our emotions, behaviour and relationships.