We all want to feel a sense of belonging. It’s part of our human nature. And we often try to feel it, by making ourselves fit in. But is that the right way to go about it?
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.
Somehow the plants around us seemed to adjust to a wet summer much better than we did. What can we learn from them?
I’ve been writing this blog for about 17 months in a language that is not my native tongue. Why did I choose it? What has this language brought me? And who have I become through using it?
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?
My daughter looked forward to school starting again for days, my son dreaded it for weeks. How do you deal with people responding so differently to a situation than you would? If you can’t really understand why they feel the way they feel?
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?
Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of a huge fight wondering ‘How did we get here? What is this even really about?’
They seem to come out of nowhere, but there are usually some tell-tale signs letting you know what’s coming. Here’s how to avoid these nuclear relationship-bombs and to deal with conflict more constructively.
We get taught an awful lot, implicitly and sometimes explicitly, about what we’re supposed to love and hate about ourselves. Until we decide we no longer buy it. Until we decide we can just love it all!
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!