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Is Perfectionism getting in the way?

Perfectionism v. Good Enough.

If perfectionism gets in the way of you completing tasks, whether it be a project, sending off a manuscript, finishing a piece or art work or anything else, then check out my take on perfectionism… and rainbows. I teach this topic and more in courses for adults and for teenagers. Here is a little video I made on the topic from the jungles of Cambodia.

For more info on this topic and other tips, check out my book The 5-Minute Guide to Emotional Intelligence.

Holistic Counselling

So what exactly IS Holistic Counselling. What does it mean to say you are a holistic counsellor or that you want to go and see one?

Holistic Counselling looks at all of you. It recognises that people are not one-dimensional and that all the different parts that make up a person need to be factored in, to be able to fully understand the person. Holistic Counselling looks at mind, body and spirit.

Here is a 1.26 second video I made  explaining Holistic Counselling.

When I say I am a holistic counsellor, I am saying that I will take in to account your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual thoughts, ideas, fears and concerns. I will acknowledge that upbringing, religion, society and culture can play a role and I will listen without judgment and help clear past blocks and help you to step forward with ease, flow and confidence.

Tips for Journalling

Here is a short 4 video series to help you journal. For those who have never journalled, have stopped somewhere along your life journey, or are just curious to hear more.

Journalling – Writing in your diary – Self Writing

There are just as many reasons why people don’t journal, as why people do.  One reason for not journalling I often hear is “I don’t know what to write” or “I don’t know where to begin” so here are my 4 Key Questions in one minute videos that you can ask yourself.

4 Key Questions:

Question Number 1.

Question Number 2.

Question Number 3.

Question Number 4.

Happy Journalling

Presentation at ‘Wellthy Living, Collective Wisdom,’ Australia

Melbourne, Australia

Learn some tips and tools for life from Romi’s presentation at Wellthy Living, Collective Wisdom: Let’s create magic together. 

In this interview she explains how to listen to your body in decision making and demonstrates this through ‘The Art of Gutism’ live with an audience member. She discusses negative thought patterns, the impact of our tone of voice, shares tips on journalling and identifying emotions and ends with sharing the importance of letter writing as a process of letting go.

Live Interview: Melbourne Jewish Writer’s Festival, Australia

Part 1

Part 1 of this live interview with Romi Grossberg by Danny Blay held at The Melbourne Writers Festival, focuses on her previous role as manger of ‘Tiny Toones’, a hip hop centre for street kids in the slums of Phnom Penh. They discuss the reality of life there, the constant moral dilemmas, the love, the learning and eventually the transition from Cambodia to Thailand. 

Part 2

Part 2 of this live interview with Romi Grossberg by Danny Blay held at The Melbourne Writers Festival, starts with her transition from Cambodia to Thailand. They focus on her current work in counselling, writing therapy, emotional intelliegence and her latest book ‘The 5-Minute Guide to Emitional Intelligence.’

Channel 10’s ‘The Circle’ TV interview, Australia

Dylan Lewis (my childhood crush) came to interview KK, myself and Tiny Toones during our theatre rehearsal in Melbourne’s Chapel off Chapel theatre for Channel 10’s ‘The Circle.’

What an incredible time for all of us. I got to meet… well Dylan Lewis, KK overcame his fear of being interviewed and Dylan was moved to tears out the back later when he and KK sat down to an honest chat about the reality of street life in Cambodia. A truly memorable day.

Tedx Phnom Penh

In Febraury 2011, Cambodia held its first ever Tedx in Phnom Penh.

As Manager of Tiny Toones I was asked to present. Of course I wanted founder ‘KK’ to do it with me even though I knew I would get a certain “no.” KK is a humble and shy man. I did however manage to convince him to be recorded on video which we shot on my balcony over endless laughs (the offcuts could make a video on its own!).

Those that know me know I would never go anywhere without ‘my kids’ – the beloved staff and students of this hip hop centre. When asked to perform, my first question was “can I bring my kids up on stage?” which was initially met with silence. After explaining who they were and no they are not little children but teens and older… I was given permission.

Below is the Tedx presentation we did. The performance by ‘my kids’ was choreographed by them under the guidance of KK.

… and yes I did write a story about the lead up to Tedx: the fear, anxiety, excitement and the ultimate performance. Sections can be read in imprint 14: ‘A Perfect Statue’ or for those who can’t be bothered reading, you can watch it on video here in the blog from when I performed the written story at open-mic in Thailand.

We called it ‘Dance Your Life Around.’

 

Kha’s unbelievable solo.

Kha and Slick’s ‘dance fight’

The team

And I couldn’t have done it without Shhort…