Reflections from Christina Rhys
Don't Compromise Yourself
Who Is Christina Rhys?
The Price We Pay For Freedom
Adrift On An Ocean Of Loneliness
The Old Weathered Barn
Forever Young
Poems written by an Anonymous but Precious Friend
Who I Am
Plain Faces
A Story In Waiting
When I Say I Am A Christian
The Room
YOU Say.............
I Want To Know
A Woman Is.....................
The Nature of A Heart
I'm Special
In Praise Of Older Women
A Beautiful Woman
In God's Eyes
Inner Beauty
What A Marriage Should Be
My Heart
My Heart On The Line
What Is A Vet?
Our Founding Fathers
A New Bill Of Rights
What is emotional/verbal abuse?
Are You Being Emotionally/Verbally Abused?
Frequently Asked Questions About Verbal Abuse
Speak Out Against Verbal Abuse
Watch Your Words
Forging Self Confidence
Cultivating Self Esteem
Strengthen Your Self Confidence
10 Tips to Increase Your Confidence
Jan Sporri's Tips to Bolster your Self Esteem
YOU are Special
Don't Compromise Yourself
When You Ridicule Me
Safety Tips For Women

Please, do not compromise yourself, your talents and skills for anyone. Do not be silenced or made "smaller"; rendered without a voice. It is never worth it.
There is no cause, no relationship, worth your silence.
There is no person of any rank, no spouse, boss or spiritual leader deserving of your playing down who and what you are.
It is those with dark motives who seek for you to be minimised, diminished or silenced. Walk away from such small-mindedness even if it is costly to do so.

Loving, good people will celebrate your strength, encourage your freedom and admire your talent. Stick with such people.
Stay with those who enlarge your world, not restrict or contain it. I am wary of people who hold others captive, especially in the name of love; of spiritual leaders who are afraid of gifted people; of bosses who silence the talented lest their own inadequacies be revealed.
If you live above and beyond the damaging jealousies that surround you, you will stimulate the dreams of everyone in your circle of influence and make your own dreams come true before your eyes.

from Delene Pakkiri