I’ve recently recognised that even the very word ‘vulnerability’ can still make me feel a little wobbly. I learnt from a very early age to proffer a countenance of strength in whatever situation I found myself. It was the defence mode of operation I developed growing up in my family. We all take on various […]
If you’ve got something you care about – share it! I’m a great believer in rallying people to help others. I always have been – even long before it became so easy using the power of social media. I recall doing ‘crowd funding’ for a woman I knew who, along with her two young children, […]
A sure fire way to feel better, from wherever you are right now, is to really get the hang of Gratitude. I’m not talking about simply walking around telling everyone you’re grateful (it’s a bit of a trend these days, in case you hadn’t noticed) or half heartedly saying ‘I’m thankful for………’. I’m talking about […]
Appreciate Yourself! Sometimes we just don’t realise how hard we are being on ourselves. In fact, I’d say most people rarely notice. We don’t clearly see how often we berate ourselves or how little we encourage and appreciate ourselves. How often during your waking hours are you telling yourself any (or all!) of these things? […]
It’s been studied, talked about and recommended for eons but so many people still don’t fully comprehend the power of their thoughts. I even hear some scoffing at the possibility that thinking in a certain way can enhance or detract from one’s happiness. If you’re a doubter, here’s a great exercise to try.
How to drive yourself crazy – keep re-hashing the same old thoughts and feelings! When unpleasant (or worse) stuff happens to us our thoughts can become pretty insane, especially if we’re angry. If you’re anything like me, you’ll relate when I say my most challenging thing to get over and let go of is injustice. […]
Apparently the Buddha stated that he believed all human suffering comes from attachment. Hmmmm……….. what does that mean? How can we live, love and cherish without becoming attached? Isn’t detachment a form of coldness and not caring? Isn’t that an excuse to opt out? When I first encountered this attachment theory, it made no sense […]