Entries by Annie Kaszina

Is Your Spirituality The Problem?

Millie should have been over the moon – not down in the dumps.  Finally, she was legally and financially free of her ex-husband.  He had been every bit as difficult to divorce as he had to be married to.  She was free at last and relieved to be free. However, she was also carrying a […]

How To Say Goodbye To The Pain Of Feeling Judged

Feeling judged could well have been my client’s specialist subject.  For a long time it was mine, too. But that is hardly surprising. Most people who have been harshly judged in their lives – especially if feeling judged happened to them in childhood – have a tremendous fear of feeling judged again. They dread experiencing […]

Dear Younger Self, You Need To Know This

  Dear Younger Self, I’ve been thinking about you, and it strikes me there are a few things you need to know. So, I’m taking the liberty of sharing with you a few of the things that I wish a sympathetic adult had shared with me when I was 16, in the hope that they […]

WOMEN WHO TRY TOO HARD IN RELATIONSHIPS

Do you try too hard in relationships? If so, there is good news.  First, you’re not alone.  An awful lot of women try too hard in their relationships.  In fact, trying too hard is almost a part of the female condition – albeit a sometimes unhelpful part of the female condition.  Second, it’s never too […]

BORIS JOHNSON AND THE PITFALLS OF CHARISMA

The limits of Boris Johnson’s Charisma So, Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson has turned his country upside down, left a trail of chaos and devastation in his wake, and then done the final – characteristically dishonourable – thing available to him, and pulled out of the Conservative leadership campaign. How did that all happen? Boris Johnson, […]

THE GREATEST QUALITY FOR LASTING RELATIONSHIP HAPPINESS

  The greatest quality for lasting relationship happiness   The greatest quality for lasting relationship happiness is…  Pause, imagine a drum roll, let the excitement build so that you are all but holding your breath in eager anticipation, and here it is, “Consistency.” (Don’t believe me? You can read more here. I don’t believe that […]

MY FAVOURITE SANDWICH

What’s your favourite sandwich?  Mine is definitely the ‘feedback sandwich”.  It’s a wonderful thing to have to hand.  Admittedly, it’s one of those things that you might prefer to give rather than receive but, hey, nothing’s perfect. You’ve probably come across the” feedback sandwich” before: it’s a three part thing – or, more correctly, a […]

WHAT AREN’T YOU TELLING YOURSELF?

What three things are you telling yourself that aren’t helpful?  And what aren’t you telling yourself that might be immensely helpful to you? Let me explain. It can’t be news to anyone anymore that the Universe keeps presenting you with the same lesson until you finally learn it.  What we often forget is that most […]

DO YOU NEED A WAKE-UP CALL?

Do you need a wake-up call? Please understand, I’m not suggesting that you might need a wake-up call because your life is awful and you hadn’t noticed it.  If your life was awful, chances are, you would have noticed it – although you might not know what to do about it. It’s the grey areas […]

DO YOU DO THIS FUNNY THING, TOO​?

“Thank you, Annie, I‘ll try to deserve your belief in me”, is what a dear friend said to me yesterday on Facebook. The back story, in brief, is that – out of the blue – she made a glowing reference to my new book (and warmed the cockles of my heart, in the process). I […]

ARE YOU REALLY READY?

Working in the personal development world as I do, almost everybody you meet has a big vision for their life and their future – which is great.  We’re here – among other things – on a journey to self-actualization.  So, why wouldn’t we have a big vision? Where it gets interesting is when you start […]

“AREN’T BAD FEELINGS NORMAL?”

“Aren’t bad feelings normal?” an audience member asked when I was speaking recently. What a great question. Provided you’re prepared to dig a little deeper. For a lot of people, what they’re really saying is: “But experiencing icky feelings is the way I spend a lot of my life.  Isn’t that what most people do?  […]

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU’RE READY?

How do you know when you’re ready? Ready for what? You might well ask. Ready to take your life to the next level.  Ready to step up to the plate and do the thing(s) you tell yourself you really want to do. Isn’t it enough that you’re just telling yourself that you really want to […]

WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?

I don’t know about you, but it came as a real shock to me that it’s not always the brightest and best who  get the best results in life.  And it’s not about luck, or silver spoons.  When it comes down to it, what matters is what they listen to. This week, I’ve been reading […]

THERE’S ALWAYS AN EASY WAY

Have you come across the kind of people who sigh and say: “Life’s hard!”  Maybe you were brought up around someone like that, someone who kept their own small, dark, portable cloud with them most of the time.  These people are always thoughtful enough to hold it over your head, too, to protect you from […]