The last weeks and months in the UK and around the world have been confusing and alarming. You know, as I do, that the slightest glimmer of ‘bad’ news has an impact on our confidence […]
What happens when Egos in cars clash? I observed a sad, silly and ultimately stupid example of the Tyranny of Certainty last week.
I was heading to our local village, Holywood, down a long, steepish hill. There were cars legally parked on the right hand side of the road, leaving somewhat limited space for two cars […]
Hi. Yes, it’s me here again. I’ve been absent from my Blogland for (gulp) six months. Believe me, it’s not due to lazines. It was down to an unexpected and increasing lack of confidence. My fear of stepping back into the writing again. Let me explain.
The first three months of 2018 were a bit horrific […]
Did you ever get that ‘YOU can’t do this!’ voice in your head? The voice of your Inner Parrot, squawking all sorts of undermining blech at you?
Yep, that one that makes you feel less than you are, small and useless? The one with the ughy messages?
I had a clear example of it just this week. […]
Why self-compassion? (1)
So far we’ve looked at what self-compassion is, and you’ve explored your relationship with it. Over each of these next few posts, I’m going to offer a ‘why do or be self-compassion’ and offer a simple self-compassion exercise.
I’ll also start to refer to self-compassion as SC, to save time! Why do SC? So many […]
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 […]
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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 […]
One of the core areas clients identify that they wish to work on in our coaching is to work out a strategy for reclaiming their self-trust and self-respect. The loss of self-trust and self-respect can come about for several differing reasons, one of the most potent being how we give away our personal, or soul, […]
Imagine yourself heading out on an Adventure – what would it be? Walk the Machu Picchu Trail, visit the Galapagos Islands, go fishing in Western Canada, go leopard-watching in South Africa?
How do you feel about Adventures? Do you enjoy anticipating the unknown, fizzle with excitement at the prospect of not quite knowing how things are […]