Our interactions with each other should never be transactional. If we believe we are due monetary rewards for every kind thought, word or deed then we should put our services up for sale. We have to stop treating people as though they hold the keys to our fortune. A life built on trust and honesty […]


Living with honesty allows us to give to others the respect they deserve. When we are honest we don’t try to beguile people into giving us what we want. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2021


People who crave power consider “others” to be naive. They smooth talk you, they get your confidence and they ruthlessly devour you of your trust. You become pawns in their hands and when they have had their fill they leave you bereft and helpless. Know yourself and get to know others before giving them access […]


We need a toolbox with tools in our lives. Our tools have to include a space for respite. Intuition, self respect, moral compass, determination, honesty and accountability are all tools that we need to include in our toolbox. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2021

Recipe for Despair

We are all at the core simple human beings but there are opportunistic people who because we are inexperienced prey on our need to belong, to be loved and to be wanted. The next time someone whispers sweet nothings in your ears, or they appeal to you through mega phones, ask of them “what do […]


We have to be honest with ourselves before we can extend it to others. The trouble is, some of us lack the ability to see ourselves as we truly are, and we live in denial of our sordid ineptitude. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2021

True Power

Some of us like to boast about our connections and power. True power lies in our humility and honesty. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2021


  Some of us are concerned with our spiritual elevation, while others are concerned with how much they can cheat others out of.   It is weird that we put manipulation and greed before honesty and commitment to the ideals of being empathetic and humane. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2020


    Honesty is inherent in us all.  To be dishonest is a choice we make. Every time we make the decision to be dishonest let us ask of ourselves if our action is representative of who we are.  Knowing is nothing without doing. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2020

I am grown

How many times have we accused others of being controlling?  Before we utter the words “I am grown” we should do some introspection and ask ourselves what it is we are reflecting.   If we live in denial and do not aspire to lather ourselves in self love we will be at the behest of […]