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 […]
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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 […]
Beara Peninsula, West Cork, Ireland | (c) Trudy 2015
Making a decision can be tough. So many considerations to take into account. When we solely use our conscious mind and thinking brain, our egos can get in the way, tripping us up with ‘what will people think?; what if it’s the wrong decision?; but […]
Picture: Lady LizArt / Eagle’s Nest at Tomoka State Park Fl
As you may know I’ve gifted myself the joy of a lot of special reading time this year, as I coast towards my 6th decade. And I’m really loving the inspirations, challenges, learnings, awarenesses and ideas new and old that I’m dancing with. […]
Last month’s article on my experience of trying to control my health problems elicited a huge and positive response. Thankyou to all who connected with similar stories.
There was a time, after the various operations and medical care, that I looked back on my stubbornness with a shiver of self-judgement. ‘How could you do that to […]
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 […]