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    Freedom To Choose
    Published on August,5, 2016 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    I know from experience that it's not easy to be content with your circumstances. In a job, that you feel that your skills are not being utilised. In a relationship or friendship where you're taken for granted. I've been there and 'worn the tee-shirts'. I had to be patient with myself, l had to have a strong mind to find contentment in my circumstances.Then suddenly out of the blue my circumstances began to change. In the mist of chaos, things can and do change. Life can improve dramatically. I w... Read More...

  • Why it's time to change the job

    WHY IT’S TIME TO CHANGE THE JOB
    Published on May,26, 2016 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    Just recently l was in conversation with someone that had been working in the same organisation for 15 years, and had been offered a new job in another. He mentioned the reason for the change was that ‘it was time to change the job’, and that he was ‘no longer enjoying the role’. I was delighted for him as the move would have meant a change for him, his family, friends and even his colleagues.HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN IT'S TIME TO CHANGE YOUR JOB?You know when you have outgrown your job beca... Read More...

  • No pain no gain

    NO PAIN NO GAIN
    Published on March,6, 2016 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    If you ever want to improve on something, you need to work at it. There is no easy way through life without ever having to put our soul into doing, into applying, into practising - those very things that promotes a 'growth mindset' and 'conscious leadership'.It is not enough to just read e.g. quotes, inspirational or motivational books, attend inspiring seminars etc., without having to apply those underlying principles. I am referring to some basic underlying principles such as ACCEPTANCE, GRATI... Read More...

  • Every little helps ~ Powordful

    EVERY LITTLE HELPS
    Published on February,16, 2016 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    'Every little helps' happens to be a large retailer’s strap-line. How very true it is when we look at the spiritual aspects of these simple words in helping us in tackling our more complex challenges. Those very words have taught me to take things one-step at a time. Also, that the storms of life does get better, based on those little things that we choose to do each day. Whenever we shift our focus even for a few seconds on something that lightens our anxiety, could be all we need in help... Read More...

  • cleaning up your act

    CLEANING UP YOUR ACT
    Published on February,9, 2016 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    Just as we frequently clean up our homes, we also need to clean up our lives.  There are times we really need to get rid of stuff that no longer serves us – and be unafraid to let go. You may find all sorts of reasons or excuses not to do this, and continue in allowing your internal dialogue to keep that very tight hold over you.  Cleaning up our homes is physical, whilst cleaning up our lives is spiritual.  Cleaning up our lives spiritually is far deeper, as it is cleaning up our hearts -... Read More...

  • Run your own race~ Powordful

    RUN YOUR OWN RACE
    Published on January,25, 2016 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    Most competitive runners have been taught to ‘run their own race.’ This means having a strategy or plan which involves not allowing other runners to dictate their pace.On the other hand, there are also those non-athletes we are aware of, who continually allow others to dictate their pace of life. They are too afraid to run their own race, worried about what others might think or say. Some are in constant need of validation, comparing and competing with others. They are more focused on what ... Read More...

  • No King is saved by the size of his army

    No King is saved by the size of his army
    Published on May,8, 2015 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    Some of us are so engrossed in trying to make things happen or lamenting over things we do not have.  Continually searching for those things that we think may meet our needs, and make us happy.  The more we search the unhappier we become.Only recently, I was in conversation with a commuter, who shared with me that they were going blind in both eyes.  Having gone through multiple consultations, unconventional medicines, they are now certain, that their problem is ‘beyond Science’.Does it r... Read More...

  • Encouraging Growth

    Encouraging Growth
    Published on May,4, 2015 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    Sometimes things, happen which causes us to droop a little.  This does not mean that our whole being is dead.  We are still very much alive, only what has happened is that our energy is depleted in particular parts of our body, causing us to droop.Things are not quite, as they were.  We are exhausted from the pressure of being stretched, and emotionally strained.Eventually, we must learn to let go of whatever is bothering us, and take great strides to perk up again, or else we continue to dro... Read More...

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    Olive’s LiveTalk: Thoughts for the Season
    Published on December,13, 2014 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    In Community talk.We each need to remember that Christmas is not solely a time for giving, as this should be demonstrated daily, giving and sharing love from the heart and not only from the pocket, because you feel compelled to.Parents do not spoil your children because other parents are doing it to the extent that Christmas loses its values even more.  If you cannot afford certain things, start explaining to the children why, so they grow up with much more understanding.   There is absolute... Read More...

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    The glowing colours of autumn
    Published on October,1, 2014 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    One of the things I adore about autumn is the rich fusion of colours.  The fusion of red, yellow, green, and burnt orange of the leaves, mingled together without completely losing their individual characteristics.Although, those changes may seem outwardly simple, we know that the results are caused by a range of composites, such as weather conditions, chemical compounds etc.A lesson I have learnt from autumn is that, despite those many challenges that we face, as long as there is life, there is... Read More...

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    Being able to formulate these concepts in the way in which you did; displayed an ability to empathise with newcomers and empower them to effortlessly connect with the workflow more speedily. If I had not received your information at the time that I did; it would have taken longer for me to process overall procedures.

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    Your assistance has been invaluable.

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    Bev
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    Clive
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    Catherine
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    Spiwe
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    After the presentation, I felt very happy and physically a lot lighter than before.

    The next morning, I woke up feeling very refresh and I was able to focus and get tasks done which would normally take me a couple of weeks to do, which it took me a couple of hours.

    Maria
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    Anthony
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    Soodesh
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    Olive has really helped me to discover who I am. Now I can put things down on paper and take action, and to avoid procrastination as much as possible. Big thank you to you Olive for helping me discover myself.