Learning to Label My Emotions

Learning to recognise and label my emotions has been a rollercoaster ride for me. Throughout my adventure of emotional courage, I started to realise that there was a difference between knowing something and then doing or being or experiencing it. Intuitively, I knew that learning to label my own emotions could give me insight in…

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What is My Disorganisation Costing Me?

One of the areas I work with clients is self-management and personal effectiveness. (i.e. being organised). This is a trait I have had the majority of my life – it comes naturally to me and I am challenged when I don’t feel organised. There was a time thought in my life, when I did struggle…

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How Do Loving-Kindness and Compassion Relate to One Another?

Loving-kindness and compassion are concepts. They are similar, however also a little different. This week, in the Mindful Self-Compassion class I am running, we discussed these topics. Subsequently, I wanted to share some insights on how loving-kindness and compassion relate to one another.   What is Self-Compassion? Christopher Germer in his book The Mindful Path…

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The Theory of Multiple Intelligences

In the book, Frames of Mind – The Theory of Multiple Intelligences Dr. Howard Gardner proposed that human beings have eight intelligences. Gardner (1983) suggested that the traditional notion of intelligence, which is centrally based on IQ testing, is far too limited. Gardner (2006) believed – “… that human cognitive competence is better described in terms…

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How Do Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Relate to One Another?

As I was teaching mindfulness this week, a question come up – how do mindfulness and self-compassion relate to one another? When I first started learning about mindful self-compassion, I had a similar question, so following is some of what I discovered.   What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is often referred to as the opposite of…

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Becoming Mindful of Resistance

At the moment, I am running a mindful self-compassion course and in the course it talks about resistance. As I was preparing for the course, I decided to delve a little deeper in to resistance and wanted to share some insights. In this post, I will discuss – What is Resistance? What is Mindfulness? The Formula:…

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Starting to Recognise the Window of Tolerance

Living a whole-hearted life can be challenging. The adventure can have many ups and downs. As we explore internally, we start to realise that we don’t know what we are going to discover. That is why having the right tools in our toolkit are so important. And one of them is the Window of Tolerance.…

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