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Profound Acts of Self-love …

I have just been tidying my bedroom. Anybody with a dust allergy should approach that room with caution. Am I the only person with a stack of books ‘for reading’ on the bedside table but which have been there for … Continue reading

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What Does Self-Compassion have to do with Weight Loss?

Did you know that it appears as if developing greater self-compassion can aid with weight loss? Having recently coming back from holiday carrying a little excess baggage myself (great tapas and cocktails in Almeria…)  I was interested to read a recent … Continue reading

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The Compassion Games – Survival of the Kindest

I’m copying here a newsletter I was emailed. I can’t find the link to it so I thought I would just copy it in it’s entirety for you.  Have a look at the inspiring and exciting Compassion Games website and … Continue reading

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A Big Thank You

I wanted to thank  those of you who sent in song suggestions for the self-compassion playlist. I was really thrilled by the thought and trouble you had gone to. The Group was really energised this morning when I shared your … Continue reading

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Self-Compassion Playlist

This week I was introducing the self-compassion break  to a wonderful group of palliative care patients at a hospice where I work. I’ve taken Kristin Neff’s ideas and amended them slightly in creating my own self-compassion break. This is something … Continue reading

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Is Self-Compassion just a warm and fluffy experience?

Why is self-compassion good for us? There seems to be a view that self-compassion is just a soft and fluffy thing to do – like cuddling a soft rabbit. There are some hard facts out there. According to Kristin Neff, … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou & Self-Compassion

My son sent me an email recently as he thought I might like what he had found…. I did …so thought I’d share with you what he sent: “…just been reading all these beautiful stories people had of reading/meeting Maya … Continue reading

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5 Books to get you started on your Mindful Compassion Journey (including one you’re not expecting!)

So these are a few of my favourite books; there many more out there but these are the ones I come back to as my core texts. I’m sure the list may change over time but I thought I’d share … Continue reading

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What’s a Silent Retreat like?

Have you ever been on a silent retreat? If not are you tempted but wonder what you would be letting yourself in for?  A couple of months ago I went on one with my brother – believe it or not … Continue reading

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Where have I been and where am I going? Towards self-compassion….

Given that I am not the most prolific of blog posters you probably haven’t noticed that I haven’t actually been posting much for the last couple of months. However just in case anyone out there has been wondering what on … Continue reading

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