Adversity and Compassion

Compassion has been the subject of numerous studies, many with a common theme of “numeracy bias” or “psychic numbing”. This means that while we may feel compassion towards a single…

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Rupture and Repair in Relationships

Developing and maintaining healthy relationships is a cornerstone of my approach to helping people increase their contentment, compassion and a sense of belonging. A recent article in *“The Book of…

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What Your Childhood Can Teach You

As children, we go to school, study our subjects, learn our lessons, do our homework… all so that we are – supposedly – equipped for a successful adult life. One…

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Friendliness To Strangers

We are mostly sociable beings, but as we go about our daily lives we tend to hide our kindness and warmth behind a stern façade. With our closed and guarded…

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The Benefits of Insecurity In Love

The Benefits of Insecurity in LoveFrom The Book of Life*Insecurity sounds unromantic but, paradoxically, it can lead us into the possibility of appreciating why we remain together and thereby avoiding…

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A Non-Tragic View of Breaking Up

We might see the separation occurring, not because the relationship has gone badly but because it has gone well! Instead of feeling hurt, bitter, regretful and/or guilty, we’re parting with a sense of mutual gratitude and joint accomplishment.

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