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EMPATHIC LISTENING IS AN ELIXIR FOR RELATIONSHIPS

  The other day when I was with my son at a playground I noticed him attempting to play with two older boys. I was involved with my cup of tea and my phone when Zac ran up to me upset, telling me he was “Scared of that big boy”. I presumed that the older boy had been...

Welcoming anger is an act of self compassion

    In my early days of practising yoga, I got caught up in trying to be spiritual by suppressing my emotions. Especially ANGER.Given that anger wasn't an acceptable emotion to express within my family system, I was already pretty well trained in squashing it down!...

LETTING GO

  Last night I was sound asleep when my treasure sleeping beside me woke me up needing water. Then I was awake for quite a long time in the middle of the night. Since giving up my daily evening dose of Pinot Gris this has become less of a regular occurrence. But there...

Cheers or Tears at Christmas

When Grief and Joy are present at Christmas My writing today is inspired by my little three year old boy, Zac, who is going away with his dad for nine (yep count them 9) days over the Christmas period. The name Zac means “Remembering God” or “Remembering Love”. And...