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In the month of love, show some self-compassion
Self-compassion is often associated with self-indulgence, or of going easy on oneself. For some, showing self-compassion feels like selfishness or laziness. Some feel that by going easier on themselves, it will lead to a loss of mojo and effectiveness.
The three essential components of a learning mindset
This past year has been a year of huge change, challenge and transition for all of us. So much feels out of control, but there are so many ways in which we can support ourselves.
Waking up after a year of Groundhog Days
This year reminds me an awful lot about the film Groundhog Day. The movie is billed as a fantasy comedy. 'Fantasy' and 'comedy' would not be the words I'd use to describe this year (!). It did, however, prompt me to think about how we break free of the monotony and take steps towards a unique, fulfilling live that we love.
Experimentation, play and being both an expert and novice
I am a professor of existential therapy. Over the years, I have published several books and numerous papers on the subject. Not many people know that I have been engaged in a different sort of writing for pretty much my whole of my adult life - mainly (unpublishable) novels.
Being playful and allowing a childhood dream to take flight
My parents always encouraged my sister and I to experience the world. They wanted us to be open-minded, to understand that the way we lived wasn’t the only way to live.
Experimentation, play and the ukulele
Many of us experience life as a spinning wheel. Inevitably, and more than once, the wheel slows, and we gain a different perspective on life.
5 reasons to try the MELT method
The MELT method draws our attention to our hands and feet. These are the parts of our bodies we rely on so heavily during our waking hours, but which are largely neglected when it comes to self-care.
Anxiety in learning: a little goes a long way
One of my passions is learning. I feel truly privileged to have found a profession in which learning is such a fundamental part. It is the motivation, the action and the outcome of the work I do and as a result, I find it hugely fulfilling.
‘If we can winter this one out, we can summer anywhere.’
It is a hopeful but unlikely thought that coronavirus will soon be over. Experts predict it will be part of our lives for years, not months and that the impact on society, the economy and our long-term health will be felt far beyond that.
What we can learn from the leaves that don’t fall
I came across a word I’d never heard before this week, marcescence.
It’s used to describe dead leaves that don't fall from a tree.
It’s not something I ever really stopped to think about, why some leaves remain on the trees through winter while the majority fall away in autumn.