Browsing articles tagged with " relationships"

Communicating with a BANG!

Oct 25, 2012   //   by Steve Wooding   //   Articles, Food For Thought  //  No Comments


I was at a networking morning recently and spoke to quite a few people. As is often the case, Read More »

Six Ways to Give Less and Get More

Jul 22, 2011   //   by admin   //   A Slice of Lemon, Articles  //  1 Comment

If you want any relationship to remain healthy and positive, you have to keep your ’emotional bank account’ in credit.

And, in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make.

[The Beatles, ‘The End’ – Abbey Road]

(1199 words – approx 7-10 mins to read)  

Just imagine that – being able to give less to others and yet get more back from them in return! Read More »

In Our Own Little World

Mar 30, 2011   //   by Steve Wooding   //   A Slice of Lemon, Articles  //  1 Comment

IN SHORT: Our visits to other people’s worlds give us a chance to grown and expand our own, so why on earth wouldn’t you want to take a trip like that..?!

“Being comfortable isn’t the way to learn to expand your abilities.”

[Thomas Perry, US author]

(1180 words, approx. 7-11 mins to read)

My wonderful wife recently bought me a Kindle – an e-reader that I can carry a whole library’s worth of books around on in a device around the size of a large paperback but the thickness of a pencil.

To start with I set about finding as many freebie books as I could and, as some of you may know, many older books are now out of copyright and electronic versions are pretty easy to find. One of the many books I downloaded, which I’m sightly ashamed to say I’d never read before, was Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels”.
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Let’s Play a Game

Jul 12, 2010   //   by Steve Wooding   //   A Slice of Lemon, Articles  //  1 Comment

IN SHORT: People say life’s all about give and take. It’s not – givers and takers are game-players. Life is all about SHARING…

“Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away.”

[Eric Berne, 20th-century Canadian psychiatrist & author, creator of Transactional Analysis]

(1315 words – approx 7-12 minutes to read. It’s a long one this time!)

Last time we talked about the perils of running on empty and how important it is to take responsibility for refuelling before we hit the ‘red zone’ on our personal fuel gauge.

I promised this time we’d talk about the games people play – that’s not just other people though, it includes you – in order to try to get other people to meet their needs instead of taking responsibility for themselves and sorting out how to meet their own. Read More »

The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth

Jan 4, 2010   //   by Steve Wooding   //   A Slice of Lemon  //  1 Comment

“The truth is heavy, therefore few care to carry it.”

“Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.”
[Winston Churchill, UK war-time Prime Minister, politician, artist & writer]

(1228 words – approx 6-9 mins to read)

Well, that was 2009.

Since we ended last year with the theme of honesty, I thought I’d start 2010 on a similar note. I’ve got a couple of questions I’d like you to answer truthfully – I won’t make you swear to tell it, I’ll just assume that because you want to get the most out of this, you will be totally honest, at least with yourself: Read More »

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