The Differences Between Pain and Suffering

One thing I have been reflecting on with clients lately is the difference between pain and suffering. This distinction, is one I continue to be reminded about. Subsequently, I am going to share a little more around this topic of pain and suffering. In this post, I will discuss – What is Pain? What is Suffering? The Differences Between…

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Our Responses to Shame

Many of us desire close relationships with family and friends around us, however when the rubber hits the road, we act in ways that move us further away from others. Many of us don’t realise we are doing it, however the result can leave us isolated and disconnected. What can be happening is our response to…

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The Four Attributes of Empathy

Our brains are wired to run from pain. Whether it is our own pain or someone else’s. Last week I had a friend call me that was in pain. We ended up being on the phone for almost an hour. I am not going to share the details out of respect for them. However, this week…

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Is Fear Tripping You Up?

I am human… I have fear and fear definitely stops me from taking action in my life. The fear is not as chronic as it used to be, however it is still there. The fear is made up of a variety of memories, experiences and situations from the past. I have been aware of the fear…

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7 Reasons to Start Focusing on Your Relationship With Yourself

A couple of weeks ago, I was triggered again around my own worthiness as a human being and who I am. It was an interesting situation as I didn’t expect it. Fortunately, I have tools now in my toolkit for these types of situations. I didn’t react angrily to what happened, I stayed present by breathing and sensing…

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