An A-Z for your life – Honesty

March 18, 2013


Honesty has proven time and time again to be the best policy. Dishonesty is always revealed leaving catastrophic shame and isolation in its path.

Dishonesty would have a much more challenging impact on those we came into contact with as they would not be able to trust us.  As well as this public side there is the internal turmoil of having to pretend to be someone that we are not – this takes a toll on our sense of who we are and on our happiness.  Nothing is worth that damage to who we are.

Since this was first written we have had revelations from  two well known sportsmen about their real lives and their fans have been rocked by this.

Are you forever telling little lies to spare the feelings of others?   Would you like the people in your life to be honest with you or do you only want to hear the good news?






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Shirley Anstis is a counsellor, author and former magazine editor with a desire to live well and support others to do the same. She uses counselling, mindfulness and therapeutic writing to help her clients to work through their past, connect to their present and step into their future.This means connecting to our thoughts, feelings, imagination, body, mind and soul. The aim is to live happier and more fulfilled lives as we remember to be living beings, not just doing beings.