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Category: Transitions


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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New Year resolutions?

So many of us start out with good intentions to reform our lives at this time of year. The idea behind new year resolutions is that we want to add a new skill or pursue a new relationship or change some aspect of our lives for the better. It is a noble desire to want to set ourselves a target for the year. But to achieve success, we need more than good intentions and a wave of enthusiasm as we herald in another year.

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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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