Confidence / Emotional Awareness

Time to Reconnect to Your Joy?

By Jane Taylor

Is it time to reconnect with your joy or is something deeper calling you? Joining the Dots… A few weeks ago, I caught up with a close friend. We had a great conversation and then she asked if I had coached tennis before. I said yes a bit, however that moment will be etched in…

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Asking for Help is a Sign of Humanity, Not Weakness

By Jane Taylor

Last night I locked myself out of my unit. This was the third time in 22ish years. However, last night was different. Yes the situation / context was very similar – I locked myself out of my unit. However, the difference was my reaction, my inner talk and how I handled it. In my heart…

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The Sixth Stage of Grief – Finding Meaning

By Jane Taylor

Grief and loss can be challenging for many of us. I don’t think I really knew too much about it growing up. However, later on in my life (maybe from about 30ish), I became acutely aware how much loss I had experienced (without actually realising it). A few years back now, I wrote an article…

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Reclaiming My Courage By Acknowledging and Navigating Fear

By Jane Taylor

During the past few weeks, more changes and opportunities for transformation continue to present themselves in my life. Yes there are the obvious changes being presented with our current situation with the pandemic, however I also have a number of others. In the past, these changes would have sent me straight in to fear, worry…

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5 Reasons Why I Started to Judge Myself Less

By Jane Taylor

Why do we thinking that self-judgement can help us in life? Or why do we allow it People who dare to start the adventure of looking after themselves often share with me how much guilt they feel. Comments like “I can’t go to the gym, I have to ______ “, “I really wish I could, but…

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The Why, What, Where, Who and When of Emotional Intelligence

By Jane Taylor

The past few weeks, a number of people have asked me about emotional intelligence. It got me reflecting, so I have decided to put something together under the over-arching theme of the why, what, where, who and when of emotional intelligence. . Let’s get started… Why Emotional Intelligence? Emotional intelligence is what we use when…

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I Am Me by Virginia Satir

By Jane Taylor

Virginia Satir was an American author and therapist,whose work was done under the umbrella of “Becoming More Fully Human.” I Am Me was written for a thirteen-year-old girl who apparently asked Virginia about what it takes to lead a fulfilling life. I Am Me by Virginia Satir “In all the world, there is no one else…

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What is Emotional Literacy?

By Jane Taylor

More and more people are recognising the importance of emotional intelligence. As I have been working with emotional intelligence and supporting people to develop their emotional intelligence, one thing I have noticed is the importance of emotional literacy. Why Develop Emotional Literacy? Emotional literacy is the building block of emotional intelligence. Subsequently, when we develop our own emotional literacy we can access…

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Three Steps to Start Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

By Jane Taylor

Are you ready to start developing your emotional intelligence? Great, you are in the right place! In this post, I will share with you briefly what emotional intelligence is and three steps to start developing your emotional intelligence. What is Emotional Intelligence? Originally John Mayer and Peter Salovey (1997) defined emotional intelligence as involving the…

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