The Most Effective Way To Heal Yourself

Have you ever heard the phrase “you are your own best doctor”? In many respects, it’s very true. I tell this to my patients all the time. When you have any kind of health concern, who is the person most in touch with the presenting symptoms, with how they are showing up and when, with how… Continue reading The Most Effective Way To Heal Yourself

Responding Versus Reacting

Picture this: You are in the middle of texting your friend or partner. You say something genuine with good intention. They say something…different…from what you might have wanted in response. Not necessarily unkind, probably not intended the way you took it, but…definitely not what you wanted to read and likely eliciting some negative emotions. What happens now? Do you… Continue reading Responding Versus Reacting

How to feel happy

Have you ever noticed that when glimpsing our happiest, most sublime moments, we are surprisingly adept at covering this up with “protective”, often worse-case-scenario thinking? That those moments scare us so much that we have to put on a suit of armour in case it all goes horribly wrong? Brené Brown has famously said that “…the most terrifying,… Continue reading How to feel happy

Inward or Outward? Learn to shift your gaze

I have to share something I’m ashamed about. It’s uncomfortable. The other day, I attended the funeral for the passing of my friend’s mother. When I heard the news, I was really struck by how out of touch I had been in this friend’s life. I knew her mother wasn’t well and that my friend had… Continue reading Inward or Outward? Learn to shift your gaze

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