Train your brain!  Let kindness lead the way

In July, we looked at how practising self-kindness can spare us from getting caught up in the negative emotions that we experience when we criticise and judge ourselves harshly. Self-kindness can make us more emotionally robust and mentally resilient, it can also help us to learn from our actions rather than think we have failed. … Read more

How do you treat you?

Self-kindness is a recurrent topic with clients. Many of us will sadly be far more familiar with self-deprecation, self-judgement and even self-hatred than acts of self-kindness. Some of you might think that being hard on ourselves is the way to go, that being self-critical keeps us up to the mark, stops us from being lazy … Read more

Does an undercurrent of guilt taint your experience of life?

Many of us live with feelings of guilt – guilt from spending too much or not enough time doing things, guilt of ‘bad’ habits, guilt from not being honest about feelings or living out of line with values. In this blog, I share some tips for how to work with guilt which I hope will … Read more

Saying YES – accepting things ‘just as they are’

When we are no longer in battle with life events, we can take on life for what it is. Learning to say ‘yes’, can keep us more in the flow, bringing out our creativity, making life lighter, more fun and enjoyable. Worth a try isn’t it? It’s not unusual to want to feel safe and … Read more

Rethinking Loneliness

Last autumn, the BBC Loneliness Experiment* (a global survey of 55, 000 aged 19 – 99) found that one third of participants often feel lonely, and perhaps surprisingly, it was the 16-24-year old category, along with single parents and women carers who said that they often feel very lonely, findings contrary to what we often … Read more

Tips to get us through those tough moments during the festive season…

We often experience the end of the year as a very busy, full and stressful period with many demands on our time and energy. For many of us, it is also the most emotionally charged time of the year. We sense the spoken and unspoken family expectations in the run-up and during the festive season. … Read more

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