Author Archives: Daphna Horowitz

Take it easy… but take it!

Take it easy… But take it! In my family, “take it easy” is something we often say to each other when we’re going through a tough time. The expression, while I’m sure is meant as a vote of support and care, leaves me feeling less than comforted, supported or cared for. I ask myself, am […]

Week 1: What are you beginning this week?

As I woke up this morning, an interesting visual appeared in my mind. It was a banner (kind of old movie, Charlie Chaplin style) that said,   WEEK 1   I’m a great believer in the power of sleep. I regularly go to sleep while intentionally pondering a troubling thought or dilemma. I then hand […]

Courage and Confidence – which comes first?

My favourite topic for a keynote or workshop is: The 7 principles of leadership power. Courage is one of the principles. People may think that power comes from confidence. That you first need to be confident before you can show up confidently with a bold message and clear conviction. However, that’s often not the case. […]

Rejection therapy: How about collecting “no’s”

We’re so scared to ask for stuff in case we get told “no.”  Hearing no is tough for us humans because we immediately make it personal. The “no” sends a thousand messages that only we hear, in our own heads. Messages like: I’m not good enough, they don’t like me, I don’t deserve this… You […]

Disease to please

Do you suffer from the disease to please? Just yesterday, my client described a situation where she was asked to do something she was not comfortable doing. She tried to find a way that would allow her to satisfy the request and be true to herself at the same time, but she couldn’t. She didn’t […]

Building Community: A new kind of relationship?

“I don’t need social media… I’m not interested, it’s a waste of time, it’s not for me, I’m not selling anything.” Take your pick as to which answer you’ve heard before. I find that this conversation comes up repeatedly (maybe I’m giving away my age here). People seem to forget that they have a choice […]

We need to talk…

We need to talk… A difficult situation has come up. A person who already gets under your skin has done it again and the time has come to address their behaviour. You hate confrontation. You wish you didn’t have to do it but you can’t put it off any longer… Its affecting you and the […]