My son has a really hard time finding safety in the outside world. If he could choose, he’d be with me or his father 24/7. But since we’re limited beings, and the world is inherently unsafe, we need to find other ways to help our children feel safe.
Over time, I’ve come to recognise some of the signs that precede depression. Last week I noticed myself feeling angry, a lot, for seemingly no reason. My therapy session yesterday helped uncover a bit of what was underneath.
We named our business ‘Show Yourself’ knowing only too well how challenging that can really be. Why is it so terrifying to show your true colours? And why is it that, in the end, we really don’t have a choice?
What is the one response that works on an angry friend, a scared child and a grieving family member? It’s empathy. It’s one of the most valuable skills we can acquire and the impact on our personal and professional relationships is amazing. Why not give it a try?
What does a loyal friend do when you’re going on about your ex? Or about your horrible boss? And what does courage look like in friendships? Do we appreciate who our truest friends are?
What do a flat tire, missing keys and dog poo on your shoe have in common? Yes, they all suck! But they also provide a valuable opportunity to do some self-coaching. Find out which question to ask and why in this post!
The final post in my series on Byron Katie’s The Work deals with turning your beliefs around, finding the opposite thought and seeing how, when and where it could possibly be true. This work has slowly been unveiling its secrets to me, through practice, and I haven’t seen the end of it yet. So happy for another piece of the magical puzzle of self-exploration to fall into place.
Have you ever had one of those days (or hours) where it felt like everything was too much? You couldn’t cope with simple adversities like a stubbed toe or a broken glass? I had such an emotional day yesterday and, for the first time, felt like I handled it okay. Here is how.
The final and fourth question in The Work by Byron Katie centres around imagining a world, a version of yourself, without the thought that’s holding you back. Here’s how to tackle it, enjoy!
Today I talk about question 3 of The Work by Byron Katie. The Work is a great way to explore your own thoughts and the impact they have on your life. It centers around 4 questions you can ask yourself, to coach yourself to more insight, more freedom and more happiness.