Are you creating the reality you don’t want?

Bella wanted her partner to propose. They had been together for nearly a decade and he always managed to find an excuse. She was deeply disappointed. Her disappointment took the form of angry outbursts. She would try to be patient and make an effort to be kind and...

Not JUST

In a previous post, we looked at the benefits of using “and” instead of “but”. In line with this, it is also interesting to look at another little word we regularly use. “Just”. I have recently attempted to omit the word “just” from my vocabulary. It is not easy with...

Self-empathy Versus Self-pity

I often encourage my clients to practise self-empathy or self-compassion. I consider it an essential step in the process of healing and reconnecting with oneself, and others. Occasionally, people are taken aback by the idea of self-empathy. They equate a focus on the...
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