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When the boss doesn't talk to you

When the boss doesn't talk to you!  There is a new post on the main Wisewolf Coaching website about what to do if you are working for one of those silent types, Remember communication is key to success for organisations and for the people within them. Don’t be afraid to take that first step.  Follow the link below to learn more.  When the boss doesn’t talk to you.   Wendy Mason Smith is a Life Coach, Career Coach and Writer. You can  contact her, book a  free coaching session, or find out more at this link . Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search - you can find her books on Amazon at this  link            

Building a relationship is a learning process

Building a relationship is a learning process.  I've been thinking about relationships and how they are all about learning. Building a relationship is a learning process.  You learn about yourself in the relationship and you learn about the other person. And most of that learning is done by listening. That means listening to the other person but also listening to yourself and your own heart, and your head reflecting your own values. And you must try to be very honest.  In any good relationship it is about being true to yourself, as well as being true to someone else. And it is not making promises you know in your heart, you may not keep, Promising things that in the moment feel ok. Even if you think you know yourself very well, you will change as you learn this other person, if the relationship lasts. You'll  be influenced by who they are, what they believe and how they behave. Learning who they are can be quite a challenge. What you learn, if you listen honestly, can make y

On writing poetry and perceiving the world

On writing poetry and perceiving the world I've written poetry for most of my life. I'm not sure whether it is any good. But clearly some people like some of my work. For me, though, whether the poems are good or not isn't the point. For me me they are a way of recording feelings and impressions of something I see, hear or feel. Describing how something was for me is something like adding another dimension to a photograph.  Every experience is unique Sharing is interesting because I think every experience we have is really unique to us. That is because we will bring to it our interpretation of an event. That interpretation will be flavoured by all that's gone before; all that we are, all we know and all that we are. Some of our responses will come from deep inside us. We won't know how they came to be. And in childhood particular ways of viewing things and judging them were passed on to us by our parents and others. We were encouraged to share a view of what was

The Wisewolf Navigator

Find your new direction with the Wisewolf Navigator Program Are you confused about what comes next?  Just know you need a change?  Unsure where to go from here? You've done ok-ish in your life so far, but surely there must be something more.  Maybe life has lost its flavour. You can find your zest again.  You can feel excited about life again You can find your new direction and learn how to navigate your change in six tailored sessions.  Ring me (Wendy) now on 07867681439  (44 7867681439 from outside the UK) or go to this link  to book a discussion how I can help you. Wendy Mason  Smith  is a  Personal Coach and Writer helping people feel happier.  If you would like  help with your career or your life away from work, you can book a FREE coaching session with Wendy or find out more at this  link

Friday Feast - Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

Friday Feast - Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya In this video, Betty (of Betty's Kitchen) demonstrates how to make Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya. This is a spicy dish that is traditional to the Southern States of the USA. Ingredients: 1 pound frozen white shrimp (31-40 count), thawed, de-veined, and shelled (Betty removes the tails, also.) 8 oz. andouille smoked sausage, cut into ½-inch slices (You may use any type of smoked sausage.) 1 small onion, chopped ¼ cup celery, diced 1 large green bell pepper, cut into chunks or strips 2 cloves of garlic, minced 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes with garlic, basil, and oregano 14.5-oz can chicken broth 1 ¾ teaspoons Cajun seasoning (You may substitute Creole seasoning, or a blend of your own.) ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper ¾ cup uncooked long-grain white rice Method In a large skillet, saute smoked sausage over medium-high heat, until browned, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add 1 small chopped onion, ¼ cup diced celery, 1 la

Are You a Nervous Networker? Tips to Help.

Are You a Nervous Net-worker? Tips to Help. Are you one of those rare (and very lucky ) people who enjoys networking?   Or d o you arrive at a networking event, look around at the sea of faces, then find yourself overwhelmed by a stream of doubts and uncertainties? Here are some tips to help Negative self talk can tell you that you’re a fraud and everyone else in the room is just great.  There they are, experienced business professionals, at home in this environment.  While you feel like you are just pretending and you don’t really know what you are doing! On top of that you think you are going to forget what to say. You won’t remember anyone else’s name and there is a very good chance you will forget your own! The “sensible” part of you tells you not to be so silly.  But there you are with all these negative thoughts and anxieties in your head.  Well it doesn't have to be like that. These tips will help!  Relax and take a deep breath, then tell your

Friday Fish - Nigerian Fish Pie Recipe

Friday Fish - Nigerian Fish Pie Recipe Nigerian Fish pie is one of the most common snacks in Nigeria. It is easy to make and delicious. Nigerian Fish Pie ingredients: For the Fish Pie Filling:  Fish(mackerel, hake,tuna,salmon, or any fish of choice) a small onions(chopped) 1 stock cube(bouilion cubes) e,g maggi/knorr cubes 1 teaspoonful curry 1 teaspoonful garlic powder 1 teaspoonful thyme For the Fish Pie dough/pastry: 350 grams Flour 100 grams margarine 1 raw egg 1 tablespoonful baking powder 1 tablespoonful salt Vegetable oil for frying A delicious Nigerian Fish Pie, to enjoy with friends and family. The Nigerian Fish Pie is usually enjoyed with a chilled soft drink or fruit juice..Enjoy! With thanks to Nigerian Food TV I wish you, and those you care for,  the most wonderful week weekend. Warm regards Wendy