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Category: Balance


Building our self-compassion

What is self-compassion? According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word compassion is rooted in the understanding that we ‘suffer with’ someone. Compassion implies that our suffering is a shared experience. So when we show compassion towards another person, we…

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COVID-19: Cultivating a Positive Perspective

It’s a bit of a cliché these days, especially in my area of work (Christian ministry), that perspective is everything. Still, despite being wearied by the endless illustrations employed by well-meaning people endorsing adopting a more positive perspective on life,…

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I did not want to go there

Have you ever gone where you do not want to go? In this post, Russ explores a significant life event that changed him forever and suggests a comparison with the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Check me out: Who do I want to be?

In this post, I am using a striking info-graphic that came to me from my daughter, Jo, in Sydney. This image speaks to me. In its condensed way, it helps me to measure up to the challenges of lockdown. To…

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