Poem – She Let Go

During the past few years, I have been realising that life is a lot about unlearning and giving up or untangling from what no longer serves you. Last month when I was doing the Mindful Self-Compassion training in Auckland, I was reminded of this poem and loved it, so wanted to share. Hope you enjoy…

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What Are You Willing to Give Up?

“What are you willing to give up, in order to have what you really want? ~ Elizabeth Gilbert”   This weekend has been wet here on the Gold Coast. Subsequently, I had a few extra hours to speak to friends on the phone. One of the conversations was about helping a friend identify what she really…

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The Science of Self-Compassion

Before sharing some of the Science of Self-Compassion, let’s make sure we are on the same page about self-compassion. What is Self-Compassion? Christopher Germer in his book The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions refers to self-compassion as “… simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” In…

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The Four Elements of True Love

Happiness is only possible with true love. True love doesn’t generally come easily for many of us, however it can be practised and nurtured through the four elements of true love.   What are the Four Elements of True Love? In his book Teachings on Love, Thich Nhat Hanh discusses the Four Immeasurable Minds, which…

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Becoming Aware of My “I’m Sorry” Habit…

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~ Rumi   I continue to focus on transforming habits, so I can be more responsible and accountable in all areas of my life.   How does that play out in life? For me, I have…

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