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Category: Mental Health


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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I have lockdown lurgy

I am finding that the novelty of lockdown has worn thin, and frankly, I’m struggling with it all. At first, the lockdown was a new challenge to meet. Responding to these first adjustments to my life gave me something new…

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