The last couple of months have been a Mt Everest of learning for me. Mainly around the technology to support my new self-compassion online programme for women. And last night was a fantastic example of how being able to give myself some self-compassion helped me to cope with what previously would have been a head-wrecking […]
Being You – Enjoying Imperfect
I sat in my car in the car park, set my phone timer for 12 mins, closed my eyes, and did a mindful Body Scan, followed by 10 mins of quiet breathing and meditation. All around me cars were parking, people getting out, doors banging. I drifted away to a quiet, […]
Today is about Choice. I love that word. Choice. How it feels in my mouth when I say it. The variety of sounds within that one word when I speak it. And the meanings of it. The many differing meanings of it. The importance of conscious choice in our lives.
For our purposes, I’m offering the […]
What is it about Self-Compassion that’s so scary-making? What is it that makes us resistant to being kind to ourselves? And admitting that we are doing so? We sure as goodness know how to be compassionate to others. We know what actions to take, the language, words and tone to use. So what the heck […]
What’s your first reaction when you think of being ‘self-compassionate’?
“yea, I know I should be, but I just don’t have time”; or
“well, that’s just pure selfishness”; or
“I’ve started to give myself just five mins self-care each day, and can feel the difference already”?
Self-Compassion gets a really bad rap in today’s world of do-more/have-more/I-have-to-look-after-others-before-myself. However, well-documented […]
My client looked at me, tears in her eyes. She’d finally admitted, in a soft whisper, that she was done. Past empty. Not just tired – way beyond that.
“What do I do now?” she murmured. “I’ve all these commitments – I love my family, my busy job travel, my mum, and other stuff. But I’m […]
With thanks to www.tetonplants.org for picture.
The priest finished his sermon at Mass last Sunday by offering this quote below:
“God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in […]
Picture: Ricky Reston Dreamstime Stock Photos
Jan 2011……… I was hunched over in pain in front of my gastro-consultant. I believed I was 7.5st weight. I looked and spoke like an 85 yr old rather than the 55yr old me. I’d been visiting him over the previous ten years with increasing levels […]
It was my 59th birthday in February.
A couple of days before my birthday, out of nowhere, I began to get thoughts of “crumbs, I’ll be 60 at the next one”. That thought and others like it really floored me. The link between myself and the age of 60 is […]
The Joy of Imperfection
I bet that headline stopped you in your tracks? Allowing ourselves to be imperfect is energising, challenging, thrilling, fun, builds self-confidence and leads to all sorts of wonderful opportunities.
Notice I write ‘allow’. Most of us live exhausting lives of quiet desperation, striving for what we believe is perfection. We stay below the […]