Compassion in the time of Coronavirus

Compassion in the time of Coronavirus

Yes, it’s my favourite topic! Those who have followed my blogs will know that compassion and self-compassion (SC) are key interests of mine. Perhaps then it is not surprising that I come back to them when the world tilts sideways and we all find ourselves in lockdown...
The Power of Individual and Collective Action

The Power of Individual and Collective Action

One starfish at a time Never before have we had to draw on our collective human strengths and resources more than now.  The country is divided, we are all suffering from Brexit burnout, it seems as if community spirit is dwindling and I sense people feel angry and...
Choosing Love

Choosing Love

  “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its...
Kindness is a Much Healthier Option

Kindness is a Much Healthier Option

The Message Cancer Research UK has recently decided to lead an awareness campaign highlighting the risk of obesity to certain types of cancer. They have in fact, plastered amongst other places, London Underground with their message, written to look like a cigarette...
Perfectly Imperfect

Perfectly Imperfect

Last year, I heard this story about a little girl. She was 6 and went to a local school near her house. One day, in class, her teacher asked the children to make a drawing of a house. So she made this drawing of a beautiful purple house, with a yellow roof, a blue...