As for me, I love that word – to me, power means, power to make something happen, being empowered to make a difference, to make Read more »
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.
Self-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 »
For various reasons, I was lonely while I was married. But there are other ways of feeling lonely – we may feel unloved or we may have lost a partner through bereavement. We may Read more »
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.
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 »
But then, things changed or, to be more accurate, I changed. I grew older and, not surprisingly, Read more »
I recently got a phone call from James (not his real name). He had attended one of my workshops a few months ago and, one of the areas we had explored at the time, was the Gremlin – that negative inner chatterbox that tends to whisper all kinds of scary things to keep us fearful and stuck. Read more »