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Empathy is learned

This morning, as I was driving my daughter to school, a car was driving closer behind my car than I felt comfortable with. There seemed to be a sense of urgency in the driver. These days, rather than getting irritated or annoyed, if I can and if I’m not in a...

Inner wisdom

Dinnertime often seems to become empathy and emotional download time for my kids. I usually ask them how their day was. I had noticed how they often talk about the negative things that happened that day more than the positive. Judging this to be negativity bias, I...

The Lantern Principle

When I was in my 30s, I was a food and nutrition evangelist. I’d had such health problems and changing my diet and way of eating transformed my health so I wanted everyone to experience it. I also had really strong beliefs about nutrition for conception, pregnancy and...

It’s time to stop beating ourselves up

Stop for a moment and listen to the voice inside your head. How does this voice sound? Is it kind to you or harsh? We all ‘self talk’ and it can be really helpful when this inner voice motivates us, reassures us or stops us from a bad habit. But when this voice...

Birthing into Being

It’s been exactly a year since my last post. So much has happened during this time, including my father passing away on August 19th last year, marking the end of an era. His passing, and the aftermath of that, feels like the birthing into being of who I really am, and...

Mummy, let me feel!

There was a time, not so long ago, when my daughter (currently 8 years old) did not like to talk about uncomfortable feelings like sadness, fear, and especially shame. She didn’t like talking about her own feelings or other people’s. Whenever I mentioned feeling words...