Discover What Self-Love Looks Like In Practice

Many of us have little experience of love. I know this sounds provocative but I mean something specific: self-love. Love without self-love is a contradiction in terms.

flowers_poppy_red_flower_238895Self-love is the foundation of all our other relationships – not just with the one closest to us but with family and friends as well, even people in our social circle and those brief interactions that can have just as powerful an impact on us as our more longer lasting relationships. Read more »

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When you’re tired of beating yourself up – try self-compassion

If the idea of self-compassion sounds a little peculiar to you, I urge you to keep an open mind and keep on reading.

Do you remember when, as a child, you used to chant, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me!”?  Well, you’re not a child anymore and you know that that is false. Words can and do hurt.

hYou probably will have noticed just how harsh your inner dialogue is, how critical and judgemental – not only about other people but about yourself in particular.

Harsh words hurt – irrespective if they’re direct at you by someone else or by yourself, your inner dialogue. The more you beat yourself up, the worse you feel about yourself and, the worse you feel about yourself, the more your Read more »

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