The Power of Self-Compassion

In August 2012, my husband and I did ‘The Alchemy of Relatedness’ with Fanny and Colin, a couple who runs retreats in Devon, England. They call their work ‘The Movement of Being.’ On this week-long retreat, held on Dartmoor, we stayed clear of ‘normal’ distractions. In the mornings we sat outside facing the lush countryside … Continue reading The Power of Self-Compassion

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Be Slow To Judge. Be Quick To Love.

More than once she rubbed her belly as though reassuring herself in some way. And as I watched her, I felt her pain. I watched her as she softly rubbed her pregnant belly, and followed her gaze to the mother who was holding her infant as close to her as possible given the IV and … Continue reading Be Slow To Judge. Be Quick To Love.

Self Compassion…Take Two

A dear friend asked me to write about self compassion for the #1000speak movement. Sweet of her to ask so I thought sure, I can do that. Then I started typing the most boring, mundane clinical description of my version of self compassion…..truly it sucked. Then I remembered…..I’m not a clinician so how about I … Continue reading Self Compassion…Take Two

Self-Compassion Prompts for May Link-up #1000Speak

I am really excited to announce May’s theme of Self-Compassion. Learning compassion for myself made such a difference to my life, and I love guiding other people to feel compassion for themselves. It gives me the warm fuzzies, makes my heart sing and my eyes mist over. So yes, I had a hand in choosing … Continue reading Self-Compassion Prompts for May Link-up #1000Speak

Compassion and Vulnerability #1000Speak Link-up Here!

Welcome 1000+ Voices! Our theme for this month is Compassion and Vulnerability. We’ve chosen this theme because April is awareness month for a number of issues related to vulnerability or vulnerable people - some just in the USA and India, and some worldwide. The second of April was World Autism Awareness Day, and the week from the 2nd … Continue reading Compassion and Vulnerability #1000Speak Link-up Here!

Happiness and Compassion – obvious bedfellows?

Hi everyone. It's link up time again. This month, as well as exploring compassion we are looking at happiness and its links to compassion. And you'd say there's an obvious link, of course, wouldn't you? When exploring compassion we are seeking to increase happiness aren't we? The above quote was a favourite of my father. … Continue reading Happiness and Compassion – obvious bedfellows?

Compassion and Happiness

Our next link-up is on the 20th of March. Just one week to go! Our theme, as it is every quarter, is simply Compassion. However, 20th March is also International Day of Happiness. Do compassion and happiness go together? You bet! So, if  you would like to write a post about the connection between compassion and … Continue reading Compassion and Happiness